Elon awarded National Science Foundation grant

Megan Squire in the Department of Computing Sciences is the principal investigator for a three-year, $240,028 grant.

The National Science Foundation has awarded Elon University $240,028 for a project titled “Infrastructure to Enable Mining and Analysis of Software Engineering Artifacts.”

The three-year project is under the direction of Associate Professor Megan Squire in the Department of Computing Sciences, who serves as its principal Investigator.                                 

The award will be used to integrate, expand and enhance several distinct data sources currently used by three research communities: those who study free, libre and open source software (FLOSS), the larger empirical software engineering research community, and researchers engaged in data mining and text mining.

The goal is to build an infrastructure that will enable even more advanced analysis in the fields of empirical software engineering and data mining/text mining. This project will provide high-quality, very large collections of real developer communication artifacts, and the tools to analyze them and share results.

The textual data collected will be some of the largest curated collections of semi-structured and unstructured text available anywhere for public use, including new data sources never before collected and curated. 

This award starts Sept. 1, 2014, and ends Aug. 31, 2017.