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Dr Ruzanna Chitchyan

Dr Ruzanna Chitchyan

Dr Ruzanna Chitchyan
PhD (Lanc.)

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering

Area of research

Software Engineering for Sustainabiliy

Office MVB 3.36
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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I am a senior lecturer in Software Engineering at the University of Bristol and an EPSRC fellow on Living with Environmental Change. I work on software and requirements engineering for sustainability. 

Prior to joining Bristol, I worked as a lecturer in Software Engineering at the Department of Informatics at the University of Leicester (2011 to 2017) and a research associate/assistant at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Lancaster (2004-2011), where I also gained a PhD in Computer Science (2007).


As a full-time EPSRC research fellow, I currently have no teaching responsibilities.

Past teaching:

  • Requirements Engineering and Professional Practice (2014 to 2016, taught at the University of Leicester) - a first year module on introduction to Requirements Engineering, covering:
    • Overview of Requirements Engineering (e.g., scope, stakeholders, practice);
    • Requirements Elicitation (e.g., interviews, observation, focus groups), and
    • Requirements Representation (e.g., use cases, goal models, business processes, activity models)
    • Security in Requirements (e.g., misuse cases, anti-goals, obstacle analysis).
  • CO7207: Generative Development (2012 to 2016, taught at the University of Leicester) - an MSc module on new development techniques to cope with size and complexity increase in software systems, covering: 
    • Model Driven Development,
    • Aspect-Oriented Development, and
    • Software Product Lines.
  • CO7501: Individual Project (2013 to 2017, taught at the University of Leicester) - and MSc final project module.


  • Software Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Energy
  • Energy Systems
  • Socio-technical systems



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