AWS Global Fellowships Programme

Transform computer science education and research

The Immersive Software Engineering (ISE) Global Fellowship Programme is an exciting collaboration between the University of Limerick (UL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This long-term fellowship programme will help transform computer science education and research by attracting leaders at all career levels from industry and academia to UL’s pioneering new course.

The ISE global fellowships is a highly competitive and prestigious software engineering award. UL will appoint Junior and Senior Fellows representing a variety of backgrounds, genders, expertise, and geographies, and each Fellow will have the chance to spend between three weeks and six months inspiring ISE’s students, supporting ISE’s researchers, and engaging ISE’s growing coalition of industry partners.

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The Immersive Software Engineering (ISE) Global Fellowship Programme is an exciting collaboration between the University of Limerick (UL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This long-term fellowship programme will help transform computer science education and research by attracting leaders at all career levels from industry and academia to UL’s pioneering new course.

The ISE global fellowships is a highly competitive and prestigious software engineering award. UL will appoint Junior and Senior Fellows representing a variety of backgrounds, genders, expertise, and geographies, and each Fellow will have the chance to spend between three weeks and six months inspiring ISE’s students, supporting ISE’s researchers, and engaging ISE’s growing coalition of industry partners.

Our current AWS Fellows

Prof. Barry Floyd

Professor Emeritus, Information Systems and Management at Cal Poly

Prof. Barry Floyd pictured from the shoulders wearing a suit and tie.

Professor Floyd’s fellowship focuses on developing ISE students’ professional knowledge and talents. Students receive instruction on teamwork, conflict management, developing a personal brand, business communication, professionalism, interviewing skills, and developing an effective resume among other topics. The instruction is merged with learn-by-doing, experiential activities that highlight and make real key concepts.

Dr. Peter Hoefner

Associate Professor at the Australian National University (ANU)

Dr Peter Höfner is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University (ANU)
Dr Peter Höfner is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University (ANU). Before joining ANU, he was
employed as Principal Research Scientist at Data61, CSIRO, Australia’s counterpart to Lero. As AWS global fellow he teaches students foundations and tools to improve the way real-world software systems are built and engineered, with their trustworthiness assured to the highest degree possible – the certainty of mathematical proof.

Steve Boßelmann

Chair of Computer Science at the Technical University of Dortmund

Picture from the shoulders up of Steve Bosselmann in a blue polo shirt

In the course of his fellowship Steve Boßelmann teaches the effective use of low-code/no-code modeling environments for the development of sophisticated software applications. The low-code approach perfectly aligns with an early learn-by-doing experience which provides a comprehensible introduction into the core concepts of software engineering while additionally paving the way for learning how to actually build modeling environments themselves.

About the Fellowship programme

What we are doing at ISE with AWS is fundamentally different.
The Fellowship programme will dramatically and positively benefit the entire ISE ecosystem, especially the education of ISE students and the depth and reach of our research. The medium to long term impact of this global network will be a game changer.

We want the top experts from Academia, Research Institutions and Industry for fellowships of 3 weeks to 6 months.

What is expected of ISE Fellows:

  • Fit with ISE’s contents in education, research
  • Plan it with us: co-design the best way to spend your time 
  • Middle-long term effects (projects, papers & collaborations)
  • Lots of visibility including press, talks & seminars

“The Global Fellows programme will bring together pioneering teaching and research with world-class thought leaders and practitioners to help develop tomorrow’s technology leaders and innovators. With a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Fellows will be drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds, skill sets, life experiences and global locations.”

Mike Beary

Country Manager, AWS Ireland

“We want to create a globally prestigious teaching and research Fellowship for technology leaders. We are excited to have the backing of a global leader like AWS for what we believe will be one of the best software courses in the world.”

Professor Kerstin Mey

University of Limerick President

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