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Proofing code reuse: Detecting errors in publicly available software (fully-funded PhD scholarship)

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Business, Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualification
PhD
Department
Information Science
Supervisors
Dr Sherlock Anthony Licorish, Dr Amjed Tahir, Professor Stephen MacDonell

Overview

Software developers are increasingly dependent on question and answer portals and blogs for coding solutions. While such interfaces provide useful information, there are concerns that code snippets hosted here are often of poor quality, which may result in software failures. We hope to develop an appropriate code quality model and build an exhaustive repository of popular code snippets from online portals and blogs, to help predict the quality of these snippets for software developers.

If this sounds exciting and you are a Java programmer with functional knowledge of Python, you may be interested in “Proofing code reuse: Detecting errors in publicly available software”, a 2020 Seed project in the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge.

This is a fully funded 3 year PhD research position, at University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand).

Contact

Sherlock Anthony Licorish
Tel   +64 27 356 6714
Email   sherlock.licorish@otago.ac.nz

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