So, looking at my blog, I realized I hadn’t ever actually made a post about finishing my thesis. I defended successfully at the end of November, made the committee’s corrections, and now have a final version of my master’s thesis. If you’d like, you can find a copy here.
I’m continuing on at K-State, and now working on my PhD. I’m currently working mostly on my classes / breadth exams, though since I did my MS here, I have an opportunity to finish pretty quickly. I’ve also begun some work on my doctoral research, which is pretty closely related to the stuff I worked on for my masters: I’m looking at applications that run on K-State’s MDCF. Eventually I’ll work on application development (process, tool support, etc.) specifically but for now everything’s just getting started. One nice thing about this project is that it was already underway, so things are moving quickly. In fact, our group has a paper accepted to the Software Engineering in Health Care (SEHC) workshop at the 2012 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE).
You can read the full paper here, if you’d like. It looks at requirements specifications for applications that run on MDCF-like platforms (so-called “Medical Application Platforms”).