REU Supplement: CPA-SEL-T: Collaborative Research: Traceability+: a Service Oriented Framework to Support Value-Added Software Traceability

  • Hayes, Jane (PI)

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The work proposed through this REU funding request will focus on the tracing and evaluation of requirements. The proposed research builds on prior work we have performed and may involve applying machine learning algorithms, defining consistency checking algorithms, developing prototype tools for these checks, conducting experiments to compare techniques, and finally analyzing and reporting results. The proposed work is directly relevant to the objectives of my CPA grant [3], because it seeks to provide value-added traceability services. The student I have identified to work with me is Ken Imai, a U.S. citizen. He is a Computer Science major and currently has a GPA of 3.912 of 4.0 at the University of Kentucky (UK). He is an undergraduate at UK. He has taken Algorithm Design and Analysis, Introduction to Software Engineering, and Software Engineering for Senior Design. In addition, Ken took my course last semester (Software Engineering for Senior Design) and was one of the top students in the class. Ken is well qualified to work on our research project, and I believe this experience could encourage him to pursue a future research career. Ken will join a team of researchers working in the Software Verification and Validation Laboratory at the University of Kentucky. Our team includes: three PhD students in the candidacy phase, who have conducted prior work on requirements clustering and tracing techniques that are foundational to our requirements assessment algorithms; an undergraduate also assisting with our tracing research; and a second year PhD student who may be working on some of the Software Engineering components of the research.
Effective start/end date7/30/127/31/13


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