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PhD projects

- Software engineering including Automated Software Refactoring - Requirements Engineering and Evolution - Software Evolution prediction


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S2453CSC: KTP/ Eventmap Limited

Greer, D. & Ji, M.

01/08/2018 → …

Project: ktp

S2646CSC: Fusion/ Tango Telecom Ltd

Greer, D.

14/02/2017 → …

Project: ktp

S2321CSC: KTP/ Tascomi Ltd

Greer, D.

01/08/2011 → …

Project: ktp

S2630CSC: Fusion/Irish Diagnostic Services

Greer, D.


Project: ktp

Research Output

Automated Multi-objective Refactoring Based on Quality and Code Element Recentness

Mohan, M. & Greer, D., 29 Jun 2019, In : Communications in Computer and Information Science. 1023, p. 334-351 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Investigating Evolution in Open Source Software

    Greer, D. & Greer, D., 2019, Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2019 - 19th International Conference, 2019, Proceedings: Proc. 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA). Gervasi, O., Stankova, E., Korkhov, V., Torre, C., Tarantino, E., Misra, S., Murgante, B., Rocha, A. M. A. C., Taniar, D. & Apduhan, B. O. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland, Vol. 11623. p. 242-256 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11623 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Maximizing Refactoring Coverage in an Automated Maintenance Approach using Multi-Objective Optimization

    Mohan, M., Greer, D. & McMullan, P., 19 Sep 2019, Proceddings of the 3rd International Workshop on Refactoring (IWOR). IEEE , p. 31-38 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 57 Downloads (Pure)

    Status Quo in Requirements Engineering: A Theory and a Global Family of Surveys

    Wagner, S., Méndez Fernández, D., Michael, F., Vetrò, A., Kalinowski, M., Wieringa, R., Pfahl, D., Conte, T., Christiansson, M-T., Greer, D., Lassenius, C., Männistö, T., Nayebi, M., Oivo, M., Penzenstadler, B., Prikladnicki, R., Ruhe, G., Schekelmann, A., Sen, S., Spínola, R. & 3 others, Tuzcu, A., De La Vara, J. L. & Winkler, D., 01 Feb 2019, In : ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM). 28, 2, 48 p., 9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    200 Downloads (Pure)

    Use of Wearable Technologies with Machine Learning to Understand University Student Learning Behaviours to Predict Students at Risk of Failing

    McGowan, A., Hanna, P., Greer, D., Busch, J., Anderson, N., Collins, M., Cutting, D., Stewart, D. & McDowell, A., 25 Jul 2019, International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: IHIET 2019: Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies. Springer, Vol. 1018. p. 325-331 6 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Prizes

    Best Paper Award at 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference

    Greer, Desmond (Recipient), 02 Sep 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • File


    21st International Conference on Agile Software Development (Event)

    Desmond Greer (Board Member)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    PhD External Examiner at University College London

    Desmond Greer (Examiner)

    15 Jan 2020

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    32nd Software Engineering Knowledge Engineering Confernece 2020 (Event)

    Desmond Greer (Advisor)

    01 Jan 202011 Jul 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Workshop on Empirical Research Methods

    Desmond Greer (Organiser)

    24 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (Journal)

    Desmond Greer (Peer reviewer)

    27 Jan 202001 Jan 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review


    Automated Software Maintenance Using Search-Based Refactoring

    Author: Mohan, M., Feb 2018

    Supervisor: Greer, D. (Supervisor) & McMullan, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy