Centre for
Research on Engineering Software Technologies

Helping industries, governments, and societies to build human- as well as technological-based competencies in software systems engineering

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Home of CREST The Centre for Research on Engineering Software, CREST, is a multidisciplinary research centre aimed at supporting and promoting citizens’ driven and software enabled innovation for smart and sustainable societies. Our research, development, and education efforts are focused on helping industries, governments, and societies to build human- as well as technological-based competencies in software systems engineering. We develop and/or rigorously evaluate methods, processes, approaches, and tools for designing, analyzing, and evolving dependable software intensive systems and services that underpin business- and mission- critical processes in a wide variety of domains. Two of the key domains are Defence systems and Smart and Connected Cities.

Join us! We are looking for highly motivated students, PhD candidates, and Post-doctoral researchers

Research Areas

We develop and/or rigorously evaluate methods, processes, approaches, and tools for designing, analyzing, and evolving dependable software intensive systems and services that underpin business- and mission- critical processes in a wide variety of domains.

SOFTWARE SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

“developing and/or rigorously evaluating methods, approaches, and tools for supporting the design, analysis, and evolution of complex and dependable software intensive system and services that meet both the functional and non-functional requirements”

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SECURITY & PRIVACY

“building knowledge, processes, methods, and tools for engineering secure and privacy preserving software intensive systems and services”

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SOCIAL COMPUTING

“Leveraging social computing paradigm and technologies for innovation and productivity for sustainable societies”

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Our Team

Professor M. Ali Babar

CREST Director

Dr. Mansooreh Zahedi

Lecturer

Dr. Nguyen Khoi Tran

Research Associate

Dr. Victor Prokhorenko

Research Associate

Yaser Mansouri

Research Associate

Ba Dungz Le

Research Associate

Faheem Ullah

PhD Student

Bakheet Aljedaani

PhD Student

Chadni Islam

PhD Student

Hao Chen

PhD Student

Triet Huynh Minh Le

PhD Student

Bushra Sabir

PhD Student

Fangchao Tian

PhD Student

Guanhua Wang

PhD Student

Roland Croft

Honors Student

Latest News

A paper accepted in International Conference on Software and Systems Process (ICSSP) 2019

We are so delighted to announce that a fruitful collaboration with Data61 has led to a paper accepted to present in the International Conference on Software and Systems Process, Montreal,[…]

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A paper accepted in Mining Software Repositories (MSR) 2019

We are so delighted to announce that our paper has been accepted for presentation and publication in the top-quality conference Mining Software Repositories (MSR), Montreal, Canada, 2019 (CORE Ranking: A,[…]

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A Review paper accepted on Journal of Systems and Software

A paper titled Architectural Tactics for Big Data Cybersecurity Analytics Systems: A Review, accepted in Journal of Systems and Software. Author: Faheem Ullah, & M. Ali Babar Abstract Context: Big[…]

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