Dr Feng Chen

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) (Software Technology Research Laboratory STRL))

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 257 7860

E: fengchen@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/strl


Personal profile

I was awarded my BSc, Mphil and PhD in computer science at Nankai University (top 10 in China), Dalian University of Technology (Top 20 in China) and De Montfort University in 1991, 1994 and 2007. My PhD thesis focuses on modernising legacy systems through model construction and transformation. A unified approach is proposed in the context of Model Driven Architecture (MDA) to extract different level of models from legacy source code. From being a PhD student, I complemented knowledge of formal methods and transformed from a complete “non-formalist” to “somewhat-formalist”. I have worked on a formal language (WSL) and program semantics for program transformation. I have also researched type systems and formal model transformation.

I have been working in the area of software evolution, model driven architecture, service-oriented architecture and ontology-based knowledge engineering. I am very interested in the formal analysis of software systems with the long-term aim of building a coherent set of conceptual frameworks and methods for the development and reengineering of software systems. I have a strong background in a combination of academic research and industrial application. I have gained invaluable understanding of system software, distributed systems, real-time systems, critical systems and security systems through many projects. As research outputs, I have published 20 research papers in refereed conferences and Journals and I have also written several technical reports and proposals.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

03/2009-10/2009: SOCRADES project. European research and advanced development project. IST initiative of the European Union's 6th Framework Programme.

06/2007-12/2007: SPADzero Sign Communication Control System, Dailys UK Ltd.

07/2005-06/2007: FermaT Integrated Platform (FIP), Software Maintenance Ltd. (SML), UK

04/2004-10/2004: Scale Invariant Feature Transform Research for FUJIFILM Imaging & Information Institute.

06/2002-12/2002: PLC Simulation System for 2000t/d Cement Product Line

02/2001-02/2002: Posix Standard Virtual Operating System Based on Windows

04/1998-12/1998: SDH Utilities for NEC Company

01/1995-07/1995: Fuzzy Controller for Sewage Process in Germany

Research interests/expertise

Software Engineering

Software Re-engineering

Distributed Computing

Software Evolution

Software Architecture

Program/Model Transformation

Domain Specific Modelling

Ontology Engineering

Areas of teaching

Software Engineering 


Apr. 2003 to Jul. 2007, Doctor of Philosophy in Software Engineering, Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL), De Montfort University, UK

Sep. 1991 to Jul. 1994, Master Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Dalian University of Technology, China

Sep. 1987 to Jul. 1991, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Department, NanKai University, China

Courses taught

Software Testing (CTEC5163, Software Project Management and Testing for MSC)

Current research students

First supervisor for:

Stoyanov, Stanimir Nedyalkov
Amaimin, Mohamed
Alotaibi, Abdullah Shawan
Jadi, Amr Mohsen
Alhakami, Hosam Hasan
AlGhamdi, Shaden
Alyami, Awad

Second supervisor for:

Alghanim, Waleed Ibrahim
Alhusain, Sultan Ibrahim
Almajed, Yasser Mohammed
Alotaibi, Muslit Awadh
Alqattan, Mansour Habib
Alshammari, Nayef Hmoud
Alumaran, Saleh Abdulrahman
Li, Yarong
Wu, Jingyi


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