Oracle funds ‘Bug Detecting Study’

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Tech giant Oracle has funded a bug-hunting Kiwi project targeting one of the world’s most widely used programming languages. The California-based corporation has gifted Massey University’s Associate Professor Jens Dietrich $60,000 to seek out bugs and security weaknesses in Java, … Continued

Ewan Tempero – Executive Member, SI^NZ

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  Ewan Tempero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand, with a B.Sc., (Honours) in Mathematics in 1983 and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science … Continued

ECOOP 2017 Distinguished Artifact Award

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A team of programming language researchers from Massey and Victoria won the prestigious Distinguished Artifact Award at the European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP’17) for their work on “Evil Pickles: DoS Attacks Based on Object-Graph Engineering”. The paper describes a … Continued

Join SI^NZ!

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Software Innovation New Zealand (SI^NZ) now has 15 inaugural, fee-paying members from 7 different universities. We have created an online form to accept new membership applications. If you are an active software engineering researcher (this includes academics, post-docs, doctoral candidates, … Continued

Software Innovation NZ meets again

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Software Innovation New Zealand (SI^NZ) met again on 2nd November 2017 at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. The meeting was attended by members from around the country, representing Auckland University of Technology, Massey, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of … Continued

EASE Conference comes to New Zealand!

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The Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) conference has found its way to New Zealand! The 22nd edition of EASE will take place in June 2018 in Christchurch, New Zealand, hosted by the University of Canterbury. EASE is an internationally … Continued

Stephen MacDonell – Deputy Chair, SI^NZ

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About Stephen Stephen was awarded BCom(Hons) and MCom degrees from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a Theme Leader for IT, Data Analytics and Modelling in New Zealand’s National Science Challenge Science … Continued

ICSE 2017 Distinguished Paper Award

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Rashina Hoda, senior lecturer from the University of Auckland and James Noble, professor from the Victoria University of Wellington received the coveted Distinguished Paper Award this year at the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), the most prestigious publication … Continued

Why Software Engineering Needs Women

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Following the recent anti-diversity manifesto episode at Google, a worldwide debate on women in technology has ensued. On the one hand, supporters of the ideas presented in the manifesto argue for biological reasons why they believe women are better suited … Continued

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