Professor Alan Fekete
Professor of Enterprise Software Systems
Phone: +61 2 9351 4287
School of Information Technologies
Level 4 East, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia
enterprise software systems,
computer science curriculum design,
novel ways to improve learning of computer science.
The motivation for my research and teaching is to improve
the state-of-practice in the IT profession when dealing with enterprise software.
In research, I try to provide intellectual tools that will help
software developers who work with, or who design,
major infrastructure "systems" software, such as communication networks and databases.
The drive behind my teaching is to help enterprises and our students by
producing graduates who will advance the state-of-practice in the IT profession.
I do this by conveying key ways of thinking and essential skills while they are students.
I try to give students experience of the best current practice,
and awareness of new ideas that are not yet common in the profession,
but give hope of improving our graduates' skills.
My philosophy in both teaching and research is that better software depends
on a clear understanding of the behaviour
(both functionality and performance etc characteristics)
of each piece of the system,
and knowledge of how different pieces of a system influence one another.
J. Kay, L. Li, and A. Fekete. Learner reflection in student self-assessment. In Proceedings of ACE 2007, 9th Australasian Computing Education Conference, pages 89-95, Sydney, 2007. Australian Computer Society. [View Details]