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Dr Paul M. Clarke

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Name: Dr Paul M. Clarke
Department: Computing
Role: Lecturer
Phone Number: 01 700 7021
Email Address: paul.m.clarke@dcu.ie
Room: L2.27
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Personal Contact Information

Website: http://www.computing.dcu.ie/~pclarke

 

Biographical Details

In the early part of my career, I spent 13 years in industry working for a number of successful software development firms, including Logica (formerly Aldiscon Ltd.), the FINEOS corporation and Arantech Ltd. (later acquired by Tektronix Ltd.). During my industrial career, I held a range of positions such as Senior Software Engineer, Software Development Manager, Engineering Manager, Programme Manager, Global Head of Support and Maintenance, and Program Control Manager. 

Since returning to academia in 2008, I have had a strong focus on the processes used to develop and maintain software. These include the more traditional lifecycle models but also contemporary approaches to software development, including agile, lean and continuous software evolution. I successful defended my PhD thesis in 2012, the focus of which was the interaction between software process adaptation and business performance (some details of which may be accessed here:https://www.computer.org/csdl/trans/ts/2015/12/07214314.html or http://doras.dcu.ie/20983/). Thereafter, I contributed to the safety critical software domain as Research Manager on the development of MDevSPICE® - the medical device software process assessment framework (a position which also included authorship on editorial roles on international standards and technical reports).

More recently, I am leading an international consortium that is focused on obtaining funding to examine and improve the use of terminology in software development, a project which includes multiple specialisms, ranging from computational linguistics, to terminology and ontology expertise, and also knowledge management skill-sets. 

As a Lecturer, I am also actively involved in the very important activity of teaching in Dublin City University, including modules such Software Process, Software Quality, Software Testing, Managing Projects and Change, and Object Oriented Programming.