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New Lero fellowship to attract global software researchers to Ireland

Caption - (From left): Professor Brian Fitzgerald, chief scientist, Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, with David Parnas.

The David Lorge Parnas Fellowship has been established to honour David Parnas who was Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick until his retirement in 2008, and where he is now Emeritus Professor of Software Engineering.

The Fellowship is a senior position and is intended to allow talented software researchers and developers to visit Lero on a short-term basis. Fellows can be hosted at any of the Lero partner institutions but are expected to visit at least two Lero sites during their stay. Fellows are also expected to collaborate closely with relevant industry partners. Fellows will deliver a Distinguished Lecture while at Lero and will discuss research topics with Lero students and staff. This distinguished Fellowship will cover expenses plus a fellowship award of €7,000.

Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre is Ireland’s national software research centre. Lero was established in 2005 and is headquartered at the University of Limerick and involves all universities in Ireland, with member institutions in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Limerick, Galway and Maynooth. Further background details on Lero are available at

Interested applicants should forward a CV (including a complete list of publications) and a short cover letter (max 2 pages) indicating why s/he would be a suitable candidate for this Fellowship (e.g., some preliminary suggestions of potential research activities and collaborations). Applications should be submitted to before 1 Nov 2016.

Applications will be reviewed by the David Lorge Parnas Fellowship Advisory Board which comprises the following members:

• Brian Fitzgerald (Chair)
• Kieran Conboy
• Tiziana Margaria
• Bashar Nuseibeh
• David Lorge Parnas
• Ita Richardson