Fraunhofer USA CESE Forges U.S.-Ireland Research Collaboration with Lero

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Pictured (from left to right): Mikael Lindvall (Fraunhofer USA CESE), Peter O’Neill (Fraunhofer USA CESE), Brian Fitzgerald (Lero Director), Enda Kenny (Irish Prime Minister), Mark Ferguson (Science Foundation Ireland Director), Adam Porter (Fraunhofer USA CESE Executive Director), Mike Hinchey (Lero), Brendan O’Malley (Lero)

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering CESE and Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre based in Limerick, have signed an agreement to collaborate on future software research. The memorandum of understanding was signed on March 15, 2017, in Washington, DC, as part of a Science Foundation Ireland promotional trip to the U.S. in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day visit to President Donald Trump by Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny. The scope of future collaboration with Lero will include co-development of technical conferences, intern exchange, and combined research in the areas of evolving critical systems, digital transformation, and embedded software.

“It’s a tribute to our Irish team of researchers that Lero has been selected to work alongside Fraunhofer USA CESE in the future,” commented Professor Mike Hinchey, Lero researcher. “Lero is recognized as a world class software research center. Their research skills and interests complement ours, and we look forward to collaborating with the Lero team,” added Adam Porter, Executive and Scientific Director for the College Park, Maryland-based Fraunhofer USA CESE.