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I am the Senior Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Information Technology and a Professor of Software Engineering at Monash University. I hold the BSc(Hons), MSc and PhD degrees, all in Computer Science, from the University of Auckland. I am a Fellow of Automated Software Engineering, Fellow of Engineers Australia, Certified Professional Engineer, Engineering Executive, Member of the ACM and Senior Member of the IEEE.
I took up my current role at the beginning of February 2018. I am 2IC to the Executive Dean, Faculty of IT. I work with the Dean, Faculty Manager, Deputy Deans, Associate Deans and others to help lead and manage the Faculty, including people development and management, strategic planning, operations, finances, research and teaching leadership, engagement, … 

Until February 2018 I was Pro Vice-Chancellor ICT Innovation and Translation at Deakin University and an Alfred Deakin Professor. I provided strategic leadership of ICT research across the university with an emphasis on building collaborative teams across groups and disciplines, building teams to tackle larger problems and working with diverse stakeholders and partners on various externally funded projects. Before that I was at the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and was the Dean of the School of Software and Electrical Engineering and the Director of the large Research Centre Swinburne University Centre for Computing and Engineering Software Systems (SUCCESS). I was previously the Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering  at Swinburne and briefly Deputy Dean for the previous Faculty of ICT. Before coming to Australia at the end of 2009 I was Head of Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. From 2014-2017 I was also a Senior Principal Researcher with Data61. 

My teaching is mostly in the area of team projects, software requirements and design, software processes, distributed systems, and programming.  My research is mostly in the area of software tools and techniques, software architecture, model-driven software engineering, visual languages, software security engineering, service-based and component-based systems and user interfaces. My work is generally pretty applied and I do consulting work with a range of companies.  These have included, among many others, Unisono, Mailguard, Thales Australia, CA Labs, XSol Ltd, Orion Health Ltd, Peace Software Ltd, and Whitecloud Systems Ltd.


  • Software Engineering
  • model-driven engineering
  • domain-specific visual languages
  • human-centric software engineering
  • software tools
  • user interfaces

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Projects 2018 2024

ARC Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention

Gao, Y., Tao, D., van den Hengel, A., Bennamoun, M., Guijt, R. M., Shen, C., Grundy, J., Mian, A., Zhou, J., Busch, A., Dong, J. S., Nguyen, N., Li, Q., Ford, R., Tan, S. H., Sun, C., Mikami, S., Cox, D., Daniels, R., Zhou, J. & Koulakov, S.


Project: Research

Security Enforcement in IOT-based BAS: HVAC Integration Challenges and Future Di

Pathmabandu, R. D. C. L., Grundy, J., Baig, Z. & Knight, K.


Project: Research

Domain-specific visual languages for big data analytics applications

Grundy, J., Abdelrazek, M., He, Q. & Hosking, J.


Project: Research

Research Output 1993 2019

Automatic, highly accurate app permission recommendation

Liu, Z., Xia, X., Lo, D. & Grundy, J., Jun 2019, In : Automated Software Engineering. 26, 2, p. 241-274 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Automatic feature learning for predicting vulnerable software components

Dam, H. K., Tran, T., Pham, T. T. M., Ng, S. W., Grundy, J. & Ghose, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Is deep learning better than traditional approaches in tag recommendation for software information sites?

Zhou, P., Liu, J., Liu, X., Yang, Z. & Grundy, J., May 2019, In : Information and Software Technology. 109, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The influence of textual and verbal word-of-mouth on website usability and visual appeal

Stojmenovic, M., Biddle, R., Grundy, J. & Farrell, V., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Supercomputing. 75, 4, p. 1783-1830 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A survey of current end-user data analytics tool support

Khalajzadeh, H., Abdelrazek, M., Grundy, J., Hosking, J. & He, Q., 10 Sep 2018, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Congress on Big Data: IEEE BigData Congress 2018. Ibrahim, S., Triguero, I. & He, B. (eds.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 41-48 8 p. 8457729

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearch