Paul Clarke is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing in Dublin City University and Principal Investigator on the Future Software Systems Architectures (FSSA) project which is funded by the Disruptive Technologies and Innovation Fund (DTIF). This project examines the application of AI to the task of software architectural transformation, notably in the context of microservices extraction from monolith-based architectures.
Paul’s other research interests include continuous software engineering, serverless computing, human aspects of software development, gamification in software development, and software process adaptive capability.
Paul is also engaged in medical device software development research, having previously been Research Manager for the MDevSPICE® medical device software process assessment framework project.
To assist with growing Irish software engineering competence and value, and with bridging academia and industry, and with advancing the state of the art in software engineering, Paul Clarke is an Advisory Board member for Optimality Technologies Ltd and also for fourTheorem Ltd. He has a keen interest in the commercialisation of impactful research, and prior to returning to academia full time in 2008, he held a number of posts in various software development companies, including the FINEOS Corporation, Arantech Limited and Logica Plc.
Paul Clarke is a member of Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, and an Irish national delegate to ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1, Sub-Committee 7: Software and Systems Engineering, where he contributes to the development of international best practice software process frameworks.