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Thomas R. Dean

Associate Professor

Telephone: (613) 533-6482
Fax: (613) 533-6615


Throughout my career, my research has focussed on two topics, programming languages/software transformation and software architecture. I continue to be interested in linguistic approaches to software engineering, studying the application of grammar programming, software transformation and architectural understanding techniques. My long term goal is the discovery of techniques that increase the correctness and reliability of software systems through the use of grammar programming and software transformation. One of the ways we can reduce errors and risk is by reducing repetitive tasks and concentrating the manual effort on those tasks that require human ingenuity and creativity.

Short Bio: Dr. Thomas R Dean is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Royal Military College of Kingston. His background includes research in air traffic control systems, language formalization and five and a half years as a Sr. Research Scientist at Legasys Corporation where he worked on advanced software transformation and evolution techniques in an industrial setting. His current research interests are software transformation, web site evolution and the security of network applications. Long bio & cv...

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Thomas R. Dean,
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Queen's University,
Kingston, Canada, K7L 3N6

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