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Mark Johnson

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Research Interests

Research interests include, problem domain knowledge extraction, requirements engineering, approaches to object-oriented analysis/design, interface evaluation/usability testing and support strategies for dyslexic computer users.

Current Research Projects

  • Support Strategies for Dyslexic Computer Users, including the on-going evaluation of the DUIST framework.
  • An investigation into alternative approaches to stimulate student engagement in traditionally unpopular/difficult computer disciplines such as discrete mathematics.
  • A study into the use of role-play as a valuable teaching aid for students studying requirements engineering, formal specification of software systems and elicitation techniques in higher education.

At present, the tutor involved is supervising 4 PhD students with a variety of project topic areas including, the developing quality software, teaching and learning programming techniques and interface development strategies.

Supervision

Thomas Butler; Computing

Creating a metric to measure software flexibility in Object-Oriented Programming.

 

Alex Dziubek; Computing

Computing.

 

Heydon Hancox; Computing

Towards the Development of an Interface Evaluation Model and Automated Recommendation Software System.

 

James Oakes; Computing

Intelligent Management of Virtualised Computer Based Workloads and Systems.

 

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Level:

  • CSY1019 Software Engineering 1
  • CSY2027 Software Engineering Group Project
  • CSY2008 Formal Specification of Software Systems.
  • CSY3013 Software Engineering 3

Postgraduate:

  • CSYM024 Software Specification, Analysis and Design
  • CSYM027 Formal Methods of Software Construction

Education/Academic qualification

Leeds Beckett University

PhD

Bachelor

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Research Output 2016 2017

An assessment of the impact on student learning via the use of role-play to simulate client interactions within software engineering assessments

Johnson, M., Edwards, R. & Hancox, H., 1 May 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

Software engineering
Students
Industry

Seven deadly sins of software flexibility

Butler, T. & Johnson, M., 24 May 2017, 13th China Europe International Symposium Of Software Engineering Education. Derby: University of Derby

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Software engineering
Industry

A textual language for requirement modelling

Olajubu, O., Ajit, S., Johnson, M., Turner, S. J., Thomson, S. & Edwards, M., 2 Mar 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearch

Specifications
Requirements engineering

Simplified deployment of virtual machines using an intelligent design engine

Oakes, J., Johnson, M., Xue, J. & Turner, S. J., 1 Sep 2016, Proceedings of Science and Information (SAI) Computing Conference 2016. London: IEEE, p. 566-572

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Engines
Cloud computing
Expert systems
Computer systems
Network protocols