Jade Software Corporation, through the Jade Foundation, is a founding partner of NZi3.
The partnership is enabling UC and Jade to develop research and teaching collaboration around specific software engineering projects within the ICT Innovation Institute. Jade also provides scholarships to PhD students working in the software engineering research theme.
Jade expects that as an end result the partnership will produce high quality research and development and doctoral graduates for the future of the industry and for Jade’s own development teams.
To create a collaborative industry-academic group within NZi3 that works on Software Engineering projects which provide rewarding research opportunities with the prospect of commercial success and enhancing student capability.
To facilitate closer industry-academic ties in the field of Software Engineering through joint research, publication and commercial relevance.
Jade Summer Studentships
Rather than soaking up the summer sunshine during the holiday break, Computer Science students James Nicholas, Louis Sayers, Yuganeethen Yugaraja and James Ashford went to work on problem-solving projects for the Jade Software Corporation, under the supervision of Neville Churcher and Warwick Irwin.
Four of the ten students who undertook the COSC366 research project course were supported by the studentship programme which is part of the NZi3 software engineering theme. COSC366 students undertake projects in order to develop and demonstrate their research skills.
The projects related to Jade's products in the areas of information visualization, semantic modelling, code coverage and transparent persistence. Some of the results are encouraging and Jade are looking at how they can develop the findings further.
The studentship programme offers four primary benefits: problem solving opportunities for industry, work experience and paid holiday jobs for students, and fostering relationships between UC and industry.
Jade and Java Enable University Collaboration (PDF) (29 October)
Jade awards UCi3 Scholarship (30 March)