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Professor Steve Counsell

Professor Steve Counsell

Research Interests

Professor Counsell’s research interests are in the areas of empirical software engineering, software fault-analyses, refactoring, software metrics, the agile methodology, industry perspectives on software engineering problems and the role of research impact.  Much of his research involves collaboration with industry and helping to understand the problems that industry developers and project managers face.

Research supervision

Steve currently supervises three PhD students and has completed nine PhD students since 2004 all within the areas of software engineering and information systems.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

Steve was Co-investigator on an EPSRC grant investigating the link between program slicing and faults (EP/E055141/1) and Co-investigator on a three year grant with Moorfields Eye Hospital on glaucoma data analysis (EP/H019685/1). He was Principal investigator on the EPSRC funded REFactoring and TESTing (REFTEST) Network (EP/E055141/1).

Steve is currently CI (with Prof. Hall and Dr Bowes) on an EPSRC funded project EP/L011751/1 exploring fault prediction techniques. The project is in collaboration with industry using fault data and exploration of which techniques provide best explanation of faults in software.