Information for prospective students

Are you looking for a challenging project where you can help improve the way software is developed? Do you want to help develop methods and tools for managing the complexity of modern-day software, increase its trustworthiness (including where it uses AI), and better involve all stakeholders regardless of their technical expertise? Then working with me as an undergraduate, master’s or PhD student is the right thing for you.

Below, I elaborate some areas of research in which I would be happy to supervise PhD projects. For each, more details are available by clicking on the tile, including some of my own papers in this space to give you an idea of the kind of research I find interesting.

If you want to discuss any of these topics, please reach out to me by email. Mentioning code SteffenHasProjects in your email will tell me that you have actually looked at this page and I will immediately take your email much more seriously ;-)

Of course, you’re also more than welcome to reach out with your own ideas for research projects. You can help me help you by explaining in your initial email why you believe your interests overlap with mine. And, of course, mentioning the above code will help, too ;-)

Finally, I also have funded PhD positions available in the context of several Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). Please check out the CDT on Digital Twins for Healthcare and the CDT on Safe and Trusted AI.

Potential topics