I am an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT) at the Turitea (Palmerston North) Campus of Massey University. I am
also the major leader of the Software Engineering program at Massey. I have a Master in Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Leipzig. I have worked for a couple of years in industry as consultant in Germany, Namibia, Switzerland and the UK, and returned in 2003 to academia. My research interests are in the areas of software componentry and evolution and static analysis. Please follow the links in the sidebar for detailed information on my research, consulting and teaching activities.
If you are a prospective student and interested in software engineering, then you might find this guide how to study Software Engineering useful. Also have a look at some of the (undergrad) student projects. If you can already program, have a look at SoGaCo (Social Gaming and Coding) - a web-based environment for writing bots to play boardgames against bots developed by peers.

If you are considering postgraduate studies in software engineering, please email me. An overview of past and current postgrad projects I have supervised / I am supervising can be found here.

If you are a practising software engineer, you might be interested in this tool I have developed: the Massey Architecture Explorer (MAE). You can simply upload your compiled program (Java bytecode), and MAE will visualise it, allow you to query your program for violations of OO design principles, and find critical dependencies preventing you from modularising the program. Some articles I have written for developers on orthogonality and dependency management can be found here.

If you are a Java programmer and like a challenge, have a look at the set of Java Puzzlers I have developed. 
If you are an academic or a student studying at another university: I am working on making all lecture notes available to the public under the creative commons license, the first set for a second year course on software design and construction is now available. Note that this does not include some additional material like video lectures and tutorials - this is only available to enrolled students. I also maintain an open source repository of examples I use for teaching software design and construction, incl. examples using design patterns, modularity, web application design, meta-programming etc. Feel free to use this material, but please give me some credit if you do.   


Upcoming events/ PC Membership:

23rd Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2016) - Hamilton, 6 - 9 Dec 2016.

12th International ACM Sigsoft Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures QoSA - 5 - 8 April 2016 in Venice. http://www.softwarearchitecture.org/ 

24th Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC'15) - 28 Sept - 1 Oct 15 in Adelaide. http://www.aswec2015.org/

3rd IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT'15), 27-18 Sept 15 in Bremen. 


My research into static program analysis has been / is funded by gifts from Oracle Inc in 2014/15 and again for 2015/16. The project is done in collaboration with Oracle Labs Brisbane and the University of Sydney. First results have been reported @ OOPSLA'15.


OOPSLA'15 talk on Giga-scale Points-to

Melbourne JVM-UG talk about bin compatibility Sept 14


Massey University, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Private Bag 11 222, 
4442  Palmerston North, New Zealand
Phone +64 6 356 9099 extn 84235
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