Software Engineering Research School Initiative

The initiative is directed towards scholarship PhD students from Brazil. Software Engineering Research Lab (SERL) is an international top ranked research lab at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). BTH is situated in the city of Karlskrona in the county of Blekinge in Sweden. Karlskrona is a UNESCO World Heritage site - as a late-17th-century European naval city sprawling 30 islands in the Blekinge archipelago - close to nature and the ocean. The BTH campus is located 2km from the city center. 

SERL is one of the premiere research environments in empirical software engineering, highly ranked and internationally recognized by both universities and among companies. We are successful as we work as a team, but promote and reward excellence. SERL is also a truly international environment with more than 13 nationalities represented creating a diverse and dynamic environment.

Research in SERL is focused on identifying real industrial software engineering challenges in industry, finding solutions to these challenges in collaboration with industry experts, and making sure that the solutions are evaluated and work in an industrial context. Our research is directed towards the management, development and maintenance of software-intensive products, systems and services, and focuses on five main areas:
i) Software Product Management and Requirements Engineering; ii) Software Architecture; iii) Object Oriented Technology; iv) Verification and Validation; and v) Software Management, Measurement and Quality.

Our research projects can span from working on the quality of actual code, to working on a project level with agile practices, to the overall management of product and application development.

Our PhD students work with relevant challenges posed by industrial partners, which assures that the research is relevant for both a research career and/or a highly qualified position in industry. In addition, the employment rate of our former PhD students is 100% to date, often at top universities or highly qualified positions in industry.

As a member of SERL, you will be working in a dynamic team. Your closest asset is your supervisor - a mentor, a qualified guide, but also a collaborator. As a PhD student you have a lot of responsibility, but your supervisor has a central role as your coach and it is very common that PhD students and supervisors work closely together on a regular and frequent basis.

Register your interest: SERL-PhD@bth.se

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Potential Advisors in the Initiative

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Prof. Dr. Claes Wohlin

Research group leader SERL

Empirical Software Engineering, Software Quality, Process Assessment and Improvement, and Global Software Engineering

Email: claes.wohlin@bth.se
Home page: www.wohlin.eu

 

 


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Prof. Dr. Tony Gorschek

Requirements Engineering - Technology and Product Management - Process Assessment and Improvement - Practical Innovation - Lean Development -Value Based Software Engineering


Email: tony.gorschek@bth.se
Home page: www.gorschek.com

 

CV

Research proposal 1

Research proposal 2


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Prof. Dr. Emilia Mendes

Empirical Research, Evidence-Based Software Engineering, Software {Cost estimation, Quality, Project Management, Measurement, Metrics, Process Improvement}


Email: emilia.mendes@bth.se
Home page: www.bth.se/com/eme.nsf

 

CV

Research proposal


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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Börstler

Requirements Engineering - Object-Orientation - Software Process Improvement - Software Measurement - Software Comprehension - SE/CS Education



Email: jurgen.borstler@bth.se
Home page: www.bth.se/com/jub.nsf

 

CV

Research proposal 1

Research proposal 2


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Prof. Robert Feldt

Automated Software Engineering, Software Testing, Requirements Engineering, Search-Based Software Engineering, Human-Focused SE

 

Email: robert.feldt@bth.se
Home page: www.robertfeldt.net

 

 


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Dr. Darja Smite

Global Software Development, Offshoring, Distributed Development

 


Email: darja.smite@bth.se
Home page: www.darjasmite.net

 

CV

 


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Dr. Mikael Svahnberg

Software Architectures, Large Scale Requirements Engineering, Software Product Lines, Software Reuse, Empirical Research Methodology, Decision Support



Email: mikael.svahnberg@bth.se
Home page: sites.google.com/site/mikaelsvahnberg/

 

CV

Research proposal


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Dr. Kai Petersen

Lean and agile software development, software process improvement, verification and validation, software metrics, software security, evidence-based software engineering

 

Email: kai.petersen@bth.se
Home page: www.bth.se/tek/aps/kps.nsf

 

CV

Research proposal


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Dr. Ludwik Kuzniarz

Modeling in Software Engineering, Model Driven Development, Model Transformations, Modeling Education, Formal Methods

 

Email: ludwik.kuzniarz@bth.se

 

 

Research proposal


 

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