Mapping Software Systems based on Domains
This project is based on inter-disciplinary research: on the one hand, it is a Computer Science project, where a good understanding of software programming is needed. On the other hand, it is a Biological study: the aim of the project is to establish similarities and differences between "species" of software, just like traditional biology has taught scientists to differentiate between families, species, and subspecies of living organisms. The PhD candidate would need to understand concepts of programming, data science and clustering, as well as the basis of biological evolution and classification. Python, Natural Language Processing and Data Mining will be techniques used throughout the study.
This is a self funded project
Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. Recently the UK Government made available the Doctoral Student Loans of up to £25,000 for UK and EU students and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.)