Dr. Ruzanna Chitchyan

RuzannaChitchyanI am a lecturer in Computer Science.
My research is focused in two broad areas: sustainability and early stages of software development. My interest in sustainability is systemic, including both the software systems, and their wider context (such as its physical environment, users, surrounding legal frameworks, social norms, etc.). This is because I consider software to be an enabler for sustainable practices, but not the ultimate deliverer of sustainable lifestyle.

My interest in early software development encompasses work on requirements engineering and early architecture design. Often it is here that the future success or failure of any software system is determined: after all, event the most brilliant system that does not match up with the needs, expectations, and abilities of its intended beneficiaries, will fail its purpose. Requirements engineering strives to ensure that these needs, expectations, and abilities are well understood and represented in the system specifications.

More details on research are available on my Research page.

I am also a member of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research.

Administrative roles:

  • Plagiarism Officer (2012-2014)

My contact details are:

F27 Computer Science Building
Department of Computer Science,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.
T: +44 (0)116 252 3828
F: +44 (0)116 252 3604
E: rc256 at leicester dot ac dot uk

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