Leader of the group Software Analysis and Transformation: Jurgen Vinju.

SWAT studies software systems: their design, construction and evolution. Our mission is to learn to understand software systems and to improve their quality. In particular, we study the causes of software complexity – a major cause of technology failure in society – and investigate how complex systems can be made simpler and more reliable. We analyze and visualize software systems, transforming them into better versions of themselves. We also generate new software with the goal of simplifying it through automation and abstraction. We keep our feet on the ground by working with corporate IT departments on streamlining their software systems and making them more reliable. Putting our ideas into practice is the best way to ensure they work.



Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Adviseren en verrichten van onderzoek naar de functionele en niet-functionele eigenschappen van een deel van ING\'s IT-infrastructuur
  • Enterprise software engineering
  • Live Game Design
  • Developer-Centric Knowledge Mining from Large Open-Source Repositories (CROSSMINER)
  • Model Extraction for Re-engineering Traditional Software (MERITS)

Related partners

  • Dutch Game garden
  • Firebrush Studios
  • IC3D Media
  • ING Bank
  • Ludomotion
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Technische Universiteit Delft