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Collaboration to leverage software technology for the transformation of engineering education
Published:  26 February, 2021

Analog Devices, Inc. has collaborated with the University of Limerick (UL) and other prominent companies, including economic infrastructure technology leader Stripe, to launch a world-leading computer science programme called Immersive Software Engineering (ISE). Smart Machines & Factories.

Given increased demand for developer talent globally and rapid growth of the internet economy, ISE is designed to revolutionise the way computer science is taught, creating industry experienced software professionals to drive greater business impact. As part of the research start-up aspect of this UL initiative, ADI will fund experimental development and research with the aim of developing new software processes and services.

“ADI is committed to increasing the impact of software advancements across industries and we are uniquely positioned to do this as the bridge between the physical and digital worlds,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI. “We understand the vital need for programmes such as ISE in training software engineers of the future.”

Through the ISE programme, students will be able to take advantage of the resources offered at ADI Catalyst, a hands-on, incubator-like R&D facility in Limerick, Ireland, focused on forming new communities, creating living labs and developing breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and sustainable applications. ADI Catalyst serves as a collaboration centre that uses a true partnership approach to help customers resolve the challenges they face at an accelerated pace. It provides a unique setting for customers and research organisations to interact with ADI and solve problems together in a single collaborative environment. Limerick is also home to Analog Devices’ European Research and Development Centre, which has a long-standing reputation for developing cutting-edge technology.

John Collison, Co-Founder and President of Stripe, said: “Software engineers enjoy incredible careers solving some of the world’s most important problems in the fastest growing industries, yet we have nowhere near enough of them. Immersive Software Engineering seeks to provide a great path for more secondary students (especially young women) into technology.”