The Victor Basili Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland is proud to announce the establishment of the Victor Basili Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The fellowship program seeks talented, highly-motivated post-doctoral computer scientists to conduct research in the area of Applied Software Engineering and Programming Languages, broadly construed.

The program will support two-year postdoctoral appointments, allowing new researchers to begin their careers at UMD, perform cutting edge research in applied software engineering and programming languages, and expand our existing CS research community.  Professor Victor Basili has generously supplied initial funding of one million dollars from research funds.

The primary goal of this effort is to promote research collaborations that will solve a variety of problems in government and industry by using cutting-edge software engineering and programming languages research. Extending the scope of the software engineering program from its established roots in software process and measurement, the new initiative will allow researchers to emphasize important areas of research ranging from web development, cloud computing and privacy and security concerns. This fellowship’s purpose is to attract young scholars, and accord them the freedom to evolve their research in a collaborative and supportive environment.

The University of Maryland Computer Science Department has one of the top software engineering groups the country. It was responsible for the award-winning NASA Software Engineering Laboratory which laid the foundation for Empirical Software Engineering, the International Software Engineering Research Network with collaborating scholars from all over the world, and the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, which works with numerous researchers and organizations all over the world. 

If you are interested in applying to the Victor Basili Postdoctoral Fellowship, please learn more here:

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until positions are filled. 

If you have any questions, you are welcome to email Professor Adam Porter at basilifellow [at]

The Department welcomes comments, suggestions and corrections.  Send email to editor [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu.