Jan Bosch is professor of software engineering and co-director of the software research center at Chalmers University Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He previously worked as vice president of Engineering Process at Intuit Inc. where he also lead Intuit's Open Innovation efforts and headed the central mobile technologies team.
Before Intuit, he was head of the Software and Application Technologies Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Before joining Nokia, he headed the software engineering research group at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he holds a professorship in software engineering.
Bosch received an MSc from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a PhD from Lund University, Sweden. His research activities include compositional software engineering, software ecosystems, software architecture, software product families, and software variability management.
He is the author of the book Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press) and is co-editor of several books and volumes in the Springer LNCS series, among others. Bosch is also co-author of a significant number of research articles and is editor for Science of Computer Programming. Bosch has been a guest editor for journal issues, chaired several conferences as general and program chair, and served on many program committees and organized numerous workshops.
As a consultant, professor, and employee, Bosch has worked with and for many companies on strategic reuse in general and with software product lines including Philips, Thales Naval Netherlands, Robert Bosch GmbH, Siemens, Nokia, Ericsson, Tellabs, Avaya, Tieto Enator, and Det Norska Veritas. Around software product lines, he has published, advised on, and implemented specific techniques and methods around software architecture, software variability management, the link to business strategy, organizational models, assessment frameworks, adoption frameworks, and quality attributes, among others.
Angel Jordan was the founder in 1984 and twice director of the Software Engineering Institute and of the Robotics Institute in 1979, the first institute, and currently the largest institute of robotics in the U.S. Both institutes at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are recognized centers of excellence in the world of technology.
Jordan studied at the University of Zaragoza where he obtained the title of Licenciado en Físicas, specialized in electronics. He worked in the Laboratorio y Taller de Investigación del Estado Mayor de la Armada en Madrid until his departure to the US.in 1956. He enrolled in the doctoral program in Electronics Engineering at CMU, obtaining a master’s degree and a PhD.
In 1966 he collaborated with Simon, Newell, and Perlis, recognized as founders of the field of computer science, to form the department of Computer Science at CMU, the first department of Computer Science in the U.S. Jordan held titles including professor, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and dean of the School of Engineering at CMU. In 1983, Jordan became Provost of the university, and he is currently University Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus.
Jordan is the author of numerous publications, many in collaboration with his many PhD students, and he has made numerous presentations in many conferences and congresses.
Among his many honors he is Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the Universidad Pública de Navarra, and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Jordan is honorific professor of three universities in China. Other honors include: member of the National Academy of Engineering in the U.S.; Miembro Correspondiente of the Real Academia de Ingeniería in Spain, fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Jordan has been a consultant in numerous companies in the U.S. and abroad, and has sat on the board of directors for some of those companies.
Anita Carleton is the Director of the Software Engineering Process Management (SEPM) program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. She provides leadership for the research, development, and transition of methods and technologies that encapsulate best practices for engineering, management, and measurement. Several models developed by the SEPM program have become worldwide, de-facto standards for the software industry, including the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), a framework that helps organizations increase the maturity of their processes to improve long-term business performance, and the Team Software Process (TSP), a software engineering method designed to yield high quality software and high performance teams.
Carleton has more than 25 years of experience in software development, management, measurement, and process improvement. She launched the Software Measurement initiative at the SEI and served as the manager of the Software Process Measurement project until 1995. She provided technical leadership for extending TSP processes, practices, and methods to systems engineering and acquisition management environments to improve the operation and practice of DoD acquisition programs. She co-authored the book Measuring the Software Process: Statistical Process Control for Software Process Improvement published by Addison Wesley in June 1999.
Ms. Carleton is the recipient of awards from Dr. Barry Boehm when he was the Director of Defense Research & Engineering (DDR&E) for her leadership in defining a core set of measures and measurement definition frameworks that served as a basis for collecting well-understood and consistent software data throughout the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in support of the DoD Software Action Plan Measurement Initiative, the Department of the Air Force, and the Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute.
Before joining the SEI, Carleton held various technical and management positions at GTE Government Systems in Massachusetts and the Goodyear Technical and Research Center in Ohio. At GTE, Ms. Carleton designed, developed, and tested software for the Minuteman and Peacekeeper Missile Systems. She was also instrumental in initiating a software quality measurement program. At Goodyear, Carleton was the lead systems modeling and simulation engineer responsible for conducting tire tread wear studies using experimental design, statistical analysis, and finite element analysis.
Ms. Carleton received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with emphasis in Statistics and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a frequently invited speaker and has given keynotes at the Systems & Software Technology Conference, Software Engineering Process Group Conference, Applications of Software Measurement Conference, and the SEI Software Engineering Symposium. In addition, she has chaired the Software Engineering Process Group Asia-Pacific Conference and the Team Software Process Symposium. She served as guest editor for Crosstalk: Journal of Defense Software Engineering and The Journal of Systems and Software, was a referee for IEEE Software, and reviews books for the Addison Wesley SEI Series in Software Engineering. Carleton is a member of ACM and NDIA and a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Andrew Nolan joined Rolls-Royce in 1989 after completing a computer science degree at Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. He is the chief of Software Improvement for Rolls-Royce based in the United Kingdom and provides support across the business as well as for partner companies, customers, and suppliers.
Nolan has spent more than 23 years in software development and project management and spent 12 of those years in process improvement. He has led some large-scale improvement initiatives on estimating, evidence-based management, maturity management, risk management, and software product lines. His key specialty is using cost models to optimize projects and improve planning and business decisions.
Nolan is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, which he uses to improve processes within Rolls-Royce. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society and a chartered engineer and chartered IT professional.
Mario Piattini is the founder of IT companies Cronos Ibérica, S.A., Kybele Consulting, S.L., and Alarcos Quality Center, S.L. He is also full professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), and director of the Information Systems and Technologies Institute and the UCLM-Indra Joint Software Research and Development Center.
Piattini holds MSc.and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Madrid Technical University, and an MSc. in Organisational Psychology from the National Distance Education University (UNED). His professional certifications include Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) by ISACA, and Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) by ASQ.
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