ELVIS: Software Engineering Research Group

The ultimate goal of all computer science is the program. Designers, programmers and engineers must once again come to know and comprehend the composite character of a program, both as an entity and in terms of its various parts.

Welcome to Elvis, the software engineering research group in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Our work ranges from more technical research concerning the structure of software and tool support for development, to human-computer interaction and software development processes. We have experience and interests in a wide range of topics and applications in the OO paradigm, including programming languages, visualisation, design patterns, software reuse, frameworks, and agile methods, as well as in interface design and evaluation.

We meet within SubGroups:

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Latest News

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: http://www.pgsa.victoria.ac.nz/about/events/victorias-awards

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.