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Expert in Software Engineer, Testing, QA

Expert ID: 717354 California, USA

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COMPUTER SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOL; SOFTWARE TESTING. Expert is Chairman and CEO of Software Research, Inc. (SR) of San Francisco, California. He is a leading figure in the software engineering community, specializing in advanced technology for software testing, software verification and validation, automated software tool design, and software engineering management. At Software Research he has supervised development and worldwide deployment of the Software TestWorks system of automated software test tools for UNIX and Windows platforms.

SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE. Expert's current activities involve application of software engineering principles to major software development and quality assurance projects.

APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE. Expert was previously the Director of Software Technology Division, Science Applications, Inc., San Francisco, California, and before that, Director, Program Validation Project, General Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, California. In these various positions, Expert has been responsible for such widely used packages and/or software systems as IFTRAN, RXVP, JAVS, ATA, TCAT, ISUS, TCAT, STCAT TCAT-Data, T-Scope, SMART's, EXDIFF, TDGEN, CAPBAK, METRIC, STATIC, and STW.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1968 Degree: PhD Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Maryland
Year: 1974 Degree: MS Subject: Applied Mathematics Institution: University of Colorado
Year: 1962 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Iowa State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1977 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1977 Employer: Science Applications, Inc. Title: Director Department: Software Technology Center Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1975 Employer: General Research Corp. Title: Director Department: Program Validation Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert served as Program Chairman for the IEEE/NBS Workshop on Software Testing and Test Documentation, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, November 1978; General Chairman of the 1st International Conference on Computer Workstations, San Jose Convention Center, November 1985; General Chairman of the 7th Annual EDP Quality Assurance Conference, Washington, D.C., November 1988.

Expert has been General Chairman of SR's world-recognized International Software Quality Week held in San Francisco, California, each May since 1988 (QW'96 drew over 825 attendees). Quality Week is recognized and cooperatively sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, the National Software Council, and the ACM.

He was a member of the program committee for the ISSTA '94 and ISSTA '96 workshops. He was a program committee member for AQuIS '94 (Italy) and a program committee member and USA chair for AQuIS '96 (Italy).

Expert has given keynote talks at a range of technical conferences, including USPDI (June 1995), ISSRE (November 1995) and ASQC (December 1995).
Awards / Recognition
Industrial Advisory Board, Iowa State University, 1996-2005.
Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE), Iowa State University, 1994.
Board of Directors, National Software Council. 1996.
Publications and Patents Summary
The expert has authored over 50 publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
The expert has experience as an expert witness and has given depositions in areas involving software engineering.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has extensive experience in all phases of software engineering, with specialties in Software Testing and Quality Assurance, Automated Testing Tools, Web Testing and Qualification Tools, and Programming Technology.

Fields of Expertise

application software, computer software, software development tool, software engineering, software maintenance, software quality assurance, software system development, software testing, business intelligence, computer engineering, embedded software testing, patent, software patent, software regression testing, test procedure, testing programming language, validation, World Wide Web application, test engineering, computer engineering software, software research, real-time software engineering, application service provider, Web development, Web design, automation technology, JOVIAL programming language, computer software licensing, medical software quality assurance, parser software, computer benchmark, system analysis, real-time software, device patent, application development system, product testing, software package, computer-aided software engineering, UNIX software development tool, UNIX operating system, device patenting, object-oriented software testing, programming language processor software, Microsoft Windows software, computer language, quality assurance, computer programming, FORTRAN programming language, computer algorithm optimization, word processing software, application program interface, software life cycle, licensing, software technology adoption, computer interpreter, spreadsheet software, software reliability, software metrics, object-oriented programming language, computer science, computer application process, compiler, communication software, assembler

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