Dwyer wins Fulbright to conduct research in South Africa

Matthew Dwyer
Matthew Dwyer

Matthew Dwyer, Henson Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to perform research at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Dwyer, who leaves Aug. 1 for the five-month research trip, will be studying the application of mathematical analysis techniques developed to detect software errors to problems in ecological modeling. He will collaborate with faculty in the Computer Science Division of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and researchers in the Centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch.

The work is a continuation of collaborations with UNL biologists that have been started over the last year, Dwyer said.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. About 294,000 people, including 111,000 from the United States, have participated in the program since its inception more than 60 years ago. The Fulbright Program awards about 7,500 new grants annually. It operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

- Jean Ortiz Jones