Gail Murphy: Impactful Software Engineering Research: Some Do's and More Don'ts

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16 Apr 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
14 Rainforest Walk, G12A Seminar Room, Clayton. Video Conference to Building H, Level 6.90 Board Room in Caufield
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Gail Murphy

Speaker: Gail Murphy


My main motivation to do research is to change the world. My chosen research area is software engineering because software is at the root of solving so many of today’s hard problems and we need to build better software to enable the world to make progress on those problems. Over my 25 year research career, I’ve sought to always do research that is impactful. Some of the research I’ve been involved with has been successful in academia and in industry. Other research with which I’ve been involved with has not had the impact I had hoped. In this talk, I will try to give you a sense of what’s worked (the “do"s”) and where I’m still striving to do better (the “don’t"s) in reliably undertaking impactful SE research. Through these descriptions, I hope to help you spend more of your time and energy where it can have the most impact.
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Presenter bio

Gail C. Murphy is a Professor of Computer Science and Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia. She is also a co-founder at Tasktop Technologies inc. Her research interests are in improving the productivity of software developers and knowledge workers by giving them tools to identify, manage and coordinate the information that really matters for their work. She is a Fellow of the ACM and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Harlan D. Mills award and a previous recipient of an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Award and the AITO Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize.

Host: Xin Xia

Morning tea will be available at the primary venue for the audience.

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Xin Xia