about Linda Macaulay

Linda A Macaulay
Professor of System Design / Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester, Booth Street East, M15 6PB

Research Projects and Funding

IBM Faculty Award 2004

Duration:one year
Funding body:IBM
Grant value:$25,000
Status:Principal Investigator
Co-investigator:Professor Brian Warboys; Professor Peter Kawalek; Dr. Liping Zhao
In 2004, Jonathan Adams, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, sponsored an IBM Global Faculty Award to the then two different universities, UMIST and Victoria University of Manchester (VUM). The award was given to four academics, with Professor Linda Macaulay (Computation, UMIST) and Professor Brian Warboys (Computer Science, VUM) as Principal Investigators and Dr Peter Kawalek (Manchester Business School, UMIST) and Dr Liping Zhao (Computation, UMIST) as Co-investigators. The original aim of the award was to bring together researchers of different schools and disciplines to explore IBM Patterns for e-business www.ibm.com/developerWorks/patterns  from three dimensions: research, teaching and business. The actual effect of this award, however, was far more significant. First, the award brought together researchers from two universities during a time of change and in this respect the award facilitated an understanding of and respect for differing perspectives. Second, the award stimulated the development of a new MSc programme at Informatics—MSc e-business Technology—which would bring IBM’s Patterns to the attention of a new generation of graduate students. Finally, the award led to a deeper interest in patterns. Such an interest would later become a common core for our pattern-oriented SSME research under the University of Manchester-IBM Strategic Partner Programme.

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