EPSRC Adds SAUSE to the SEAD Group!

Our group has been awarded a prestigious Platform Grant on "Secure, Adaptive and Usable Software Engineering" (SAUSE). The grant (£1.3M) will provide strategic financial support for the group over the next 5 years, to sustain and grow the group's research agenda, amplify its research impact, and support early career researchers. Platform grants are made to internationally leading U.K.-based research groups, to ensure their continued leadership in their discipline. The grant will continue and grow the ongoing collaboration with Professor Mark Levine and colleagues in the social psychology group at the University of Exeter. 

Funded Project: Motivating Jenny to Write Secure Software

Arosha, Bandara, Bashar Nuseibeh, Helen Sharp and Thein Tun have been awarded £500K by The National Cyber Security Centre for a two year project entitled "Motivating Jenny to Write Secure Software". The project and the investigators will also be part of  RISCS - The Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security.

Funded Project: Why Johnny doesn't write secure software?

EPSRC awards £1M for new research project entitled "Why Johnny doesn't write secure software? Secure software development by the masses". This project aims to develop a deep foundational understanding of the way in which software developers make cyber security decisions during the creation of new products.

Funded Project: STRETCH

EPSRC awards £1M for new research project entitled "STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare".
The ESEC/FSE 2017 conference is taking place in Paderborn, Germany between the 4-8th of September 2017.

Grant: Internet of Things Supporting Collaborative Grocery Shopping

Amel Bennaceur has been awarded a Microsoft Azure Research Award 2017 to investigate software mediation approaches that contribute to the addressing the Feed Me Feed Me challenge exemplar.

Most Influential Paper at CASCON'16

Yijun Yu is winner of the Most Influential Paper of 2006 Award at CASCON'16, for a paper he co-authored with Alexei Lapouchnian, Sotirios Liaskos, and John Mylopoulos, entitled "Requirements-driven design of autonomic application software". It was published in Proceedings of the 2006 conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative research (CASCON '06), IBM Corp., Riverton, USA.

Best Short Paper at iRENIC

Papers by group members received Best Paper and Best Short Paper Awards, at the 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Investigating and Countering Crime, held on 12 September 2016, in Beijing China.  The best paper was co-authored by Yijun Yu and colleagues, while the best short paper was co-authored by Thein Tun and colleagues.


New Patent awarded (3rd May 2016) on "Systems and methods for runtime adaptive security to protect variable assets" (US9330262 B2 building on US20140090071 A1)
Amel Bennaceur co-chaired a workshop on Cyber Physical Systems at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016, held on 19th September 2016.


Bashar Nuseibeh has been elected to the Membership of Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences.
Bashar Nuseibeh has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) for a three-year term starting on 1st October 2017.


Blaine Price is now a Professor of Computing at The Open University.
Bashar Nuseibeh has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at University College London, and member of its Software Systems Engineering Group.
Bashar Nuseibeh is Programme Chair of SEAMS 2017.
Bashar Nuseibeh has been appointed as an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions of Software Engineering and Methodology.

Book: Software Design Decoded

Published by MIT Press, Software Design Decoded has been written as a source of 'daily wisdom' for the software desginers, whether novices or experts, to either pick up new habits that will support the creation of great software or reinforce good practice.