Improvement of functional and non-functional aspects software through search-based techniques

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Computer Science


Investigate the use of search-based techniques to improve the functional and non-functional aspects of software. Search-based techniques are optimisation techniques guided by a fitness function, for example genetic algorithms, and stochastic hill climbing. "Functional aspects" meant the correct functioning of software, according to a test suite or a specification. The techniques researched would attempt to automatically fix bugs, using the test suite or a specification as a guide. Non-functional aspects include power consumption, execution time, memory use etc. The search-based techniques would act on the source code of the software system, aiming to make changes to improve it in the light of its functional/non-functional behaviour.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509735/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
2274610 Studentship EP/N509735/1 30/09/2019 31/03/2023 Owain Parry
EP/R513313/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2274610 Studentship EP/R513313/1 30/09/2019 31/03/2023 Owain Parry