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Official Victoria University of Wellington Media Releases and Publications about Elvis Research.

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Video Competition

13 Aug 2010 - 18:05 in Achievement

Yi-JingChung won an iPod Nano for coming 2nd in the Engineering Video Competition and CraigAnslow won a consolation prize.

Students Graduating December 2009

09 Dec 2009 - 14:28 in Achievement

At the December Graduation Ceremony RaduMuschevici (MSc) and Jason Xie (PhD in AI) will be graduating, congratulations.

Professor James Noble Wins Victorias Award for Best Supervisor

29 Oct 2010 - 22:04 in Achievement

Professor James Noble won the Victoria's Award for Best Supervisor 2010:

Congratulations James!


Most Influential Paper from Onward!

13 Nov 2012 - 17:54 in Achievement

Most Influential Paper from Onward!, which honors the Onward! paper from 10 years ago that was judged to be the most influential. This award was given to James Noble and Robert Biddle for their 2002 Onward track paper: Notes on postmodern programming.

Marsden Success 2013

21 Jan 2014 - 07:39 in Achievement

Professor James Noble was successfully awarded a Marsden Grant for "CAPE: making capablity policies explicit", valued at $521,739 NZD.

Marsden Success 2010

28 Sep 2010 - 18:46 in Achievement

Professor James Noble was successfully awarded a Marsden Grant for "Design patterns and ownership types for reusable program verification", valued at $640,000 NZD.


21 Jan 2014 - 07:43 in Achievement

Professor James Noble is one of two academics to be awarded a James Cook Fellowship for his research project entitled "Reliable Software Via Patterns and Ownership". His research aims to address software failures by identifying recurring design patterns in the specification of design of software systems. The Fellowship is worth $100,000 plus $10,000 in relevant exenses per annum for two years.

Graduation May 2013

22 May 2013 - 12:45 in Achievement

Congratulations to DavidFriggens and StephenNelson who graduated in May 2013 with a PhD in computer science.

Graduation December 2013

21 Jan 2014 - 07:25 in Achievement

Congratulations to Craig Anslow (PhD Software Engineering), Siva Dorairaj (PhD Software Engineering), Fahmi Abdulhamid (ME Software Engineering), Daniel Cope (ME Software Engineering), and Neil Ramsay (MSc Computer Science) who graduated in December 2013.


06 Nov 2012 - 11:58 in Achievement

On Monday 5 November 2012, StephenNelson successfully defended his PhD Thesis and is now Dr Stephen Nelson. Congratulations to Stephen!

Dr Siva Dorairaj PhD Defence

22 Mar 2013 - 17:37 in Achievement

On Friday 22 March 2013, SivaDorairaj successfully defended his PhD Thesis (aka Siva Viva) and is now Dr Siva Dorairaj. Congratulations to Siva!

Dr Rashina Hoda - PhD Defence

15 Apr 2011 - 15:54 in Achievement

On Friday 15 April 2011, RashinaHoda successfully defended her PhD Thesis and is now Dr Rashina Hoda. Congratulations to Rashina!

Dr Keith Cassell - PhD Defence

02 May 2012 - 14:37 in Achievement

On Friday 20 April 2012, KeithCassell successfully defended his PhD Thesis and is now Dr Keith Cassell. Congratulations to Keith!

Dr David Friggens PhD Defence

27 Feb 2013 - 11:55 in Achievement

On Tuesday 26 February 2013, DavidFriggens successfully defended his PhD Thesis and is now Dr David Friggens. Congratulations to David!

Dr Craig Anslow PhD Defence

21 Jan 2014 - 07:11 in Achievement

On Friday 22 October 2013, CraigAnslow successfully defended his PhD Thesis and is now Dr Craig Anslow. Congratulations to Craig!

APSEC 2010 Best Research Paper Award

03 Dec 2010 - 19:39 in Achievement

Our paper, Qualitas Corpus: A Curated Collection of Java Code for Empirical Studies. Ewan Tempero, Craig Anslow, Jens Dietrich, Ted Han, Jing Li, Markus Lumpe, Hayden Melton, and James Noble. In Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), Sydney, Australia, 2010. Won the Best Research Paper Award.

For more information see the Qualitas Corpus web site or contact A/Prof Ewan Tempero at the University of Auckland.

ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award

18 Nov 2010 - 13:48 in Achievement

Associate Professor Thomas Kühne recently received a Distinguished Paper Award at the ACM SIGSOFT MODELS 2010 Conference. His paper "An Observer-Based Notion of Model Inheritance", discusses specialisation relationships between models, languages and transformations respectively, and introduces the idea of an observer and a context for the purpose of defining and validating specialisation relationships.

StuartMarshall presented Don't Mention the 'A' Word: Agile Undercover at the Agile Conference, August 2009
SivaDorairaj attended the Agile Conference, August 2009
DianeStrode from SIM gave her PhD proposal seminar on Coordination in Agile Software Development Projects, August 2009
CraigAnslow visited Unlimited Realities who have developed Fingertapps multi-touch software and gave a seminar at Massey University on his PhD research, July 2009
JamesNoble attended a Dagstuhl Seminar on Typing, Analysis and Verification of Heap-Manipulating Program, July 2009
RashinaHoda featured in the list of Victoria's Top Scholars of 2008-2009, The Dominion Post, July 2009
Game helps kids kick the habit, Rilla Khaled's PhD research, July 2009
VipulDelwadia is user testing his RemoteME application for playing mobile games over a server, July 2009
StephenNelson started an internship with Google in Munich, July 2009
StephenNelson, PaleyLi, and NicholasCameron attended ECOOP, July 2009
SimonDoherty successfully defended his PhD, June 2009
VipulDelwadia gave a really good demo about his playing mobile games over a server research at the Elvis meeting, June 2009
DavidPearce is back from his sabbatical, June 2009
Nicholas Erdody gave a talk at our meeting on the Open Source Learning Lab, June 2009
AlexPotanin (Ownerhship and Immutability), VipulDelwadia (Remotely controlled applications and games on mobile phones), PetraMalik (COMP 200 Adventure Games in Java), and CraigAnslow (Visualising Java Software) demoed some of their research and teaching at the School Meet and Greet Industry Event, June 2009
AngelaMartin gave a school seminar on Programmers are from Mars, Customers are from Venus: A Practical Guide to Working with Customers on Agile Projects, May 2009
RillaKhaled, PippinBarr, and AngelaMartin are all graduated with PhDs on 20 May 2009
AndrewWalbran, EstherNg, and JeremyShipman graduated with Honours and Andrew was awarded the University Academic Medal for Excellence on 20 May 2009
RashinaHoda, KeithCassell and CraigAnslow attended NZCSRSC in Auckland, April 2009
NicholasCameron attended ESOP in York, England to present his paper Existential Quantification for Variant Ownership, April 2009
NedHorvath talked about "Agile Estimation and Planning" at the Agile Professionals Network, 23 March 2009
CraigAnslow talked about "Using Vision to Think with Web Based Information Visualization Tools" at the Wellington Java Users Group, 18 March 2009
NealGlew from Intel Research visited from 2 March - 6 March 2009
MarkMoir from Sun Microsystems donates a Niagara 2 machine which provides 64 concurrent threads (8 cores, each with 8 concurrent threads) to support teaching of concurrent programming, March 2009
Elvis moves into new offices on level 2 of Cotton Building, March 2009
NicholasCameron begins his two year post-doc in Elvis working with JamesNoble, Feb 2009
DavidPearce begins sabbatical at Imperial College, Feb 2009
Members of Elvis helped organise the ACSW 2009 conference, Jan 2009
Professor JamesNoble Awarded 'Most Influential Paper' at OOPSLA, Nov 2008
Members of Elvis went to Graceland, Oct 2008
ChrisLewis left ECS to go to grad school at UCSC, May 2008
ElvisBrain switched over to Twiki, May 2008