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Session 4

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Session 7

Session 8

Session 9 & 10

 

Session 1

Dr. Barry Boehm served within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) from 1989 to 1992 as director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office and as director of the DDR&E Software and Computer Technology Office. He worked at TRW from 1973 to 1989, culminating as chief scientist of the Defense Systems Group, and at the Rand Corporation from 1959 to 1973, culminating as head of the Information Sciences Department. He entered the software field at General Dynamics in 1955.

His current research interests involve recasting systems and software engineering into a value-based framework, including processes, methods, tools, and an underlying theory and process for value-based systems and software definition, architecting, development, validation, and evolution. His contributions to the field include the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO®) family of systems and software engineering estimation models, the Spiral Model and Incremental Commitment Model of the systems and software engineering process, and the Theory W (win-win) approach to systems and software management and requirements determination. He has received the ACM Distinguished Research Award in Software Engineering and the IEEE Harlan Mills Award, and an honorary ScD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), and systems engineering (INCOSE), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

TRW Professor of Software Engineering, Computer Science Department, USC Director, USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering B.A., Math, Harvard, 1957; Ph.D., Math, UCLA, 1964 http://sunset.usc.edu/Research_Group/barry.html

Dr. Raymond Madachy is a Research Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and Principal of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering.  Prior to full-time research at USC he was Chief Science Officer at Cost Xpert Group.  Previously he was Chief Scientist at C-bridge Institute, where he led consulting and training in software methodologies and economic analysis.  Before that he was manager of the Software Engineering Process Group at at Litton Guidance and Control Systems achieving SEI CMM Level 4 after being the lead for software metrics, cost estimation and risk management at Litton Data Systems.  He has also served as a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute

He wrote the book Software Process Dynamics and is a co-author of Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO® II.  His consulting clients have included Chevron, Northrop-Grumman, Seagate, Motorola, Lucent, USAA, Blue Cross and other Fortune 500 firms.  He has also performed as an expert witness on software cost, quality and contractual disputes.

He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC in 1994. For his dissertation research, he developed a software project dynamics model for process cost, schedule and risk assessment. He also has an M.S. in Systems Science from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, INCOSE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, serves on the program committees for the International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling, the SPW/ProSim workshop, and has served on program committees for several other conferences. He previously served on the LA Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) steering committee.

He lives with his wife Nancy and twin daughters in San Diego, CA. Ray enjoys bicycling and hiking up mountains in his spare time. http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~madachy/

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi is a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His research focuses on systems engineering metrics, cost estimation, test & evaluation, human systems integration, enterprise transformation, and performance measurement.  His research has been funded by Army, Navy, Air Force, BAE Systems, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Dr. Valerdi is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and served on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering.  He received a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from USC.

Dr. Jairus M. Hihn is a Principal Member of the Engineering staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is currently the manager for the Software Quality Improvement Projects Measurement Estimation and Analysis Element, which is establishing a laboratory wide software metrics and software estimation program at JPL. M&E’s objective is to enable the emergence of a quantitative software management culture at JPL. He has been developing estimation models and providing software and mission level cost estimation support to JPL’s Deep Space Network and flight projects since 1988. He has extensive experience and well over sixty publications in simulation and Monte Carlo methods with applications in the areas of decision analysis, institutional change, R&D project selection cost modeling, and process models.

Jairus has a Ph.D. in Economics with principle application areas in econometrics and mathematical economics. His dissertation used monte carlo methods in developing a R&D project selection model. Jairus was on the Faculty at UC Berkeley in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics where he co-developed a new statistical technique based on the semivariance of a probability distribution for use in estimating agricultural production and income risks; was the co-author on several papers which formally applied catastrophe theory to the analysis of political instability in third world countries using both non-parametric and maximum likelihood methods.

email jhihn@jpl.nasa.gov

Deb Chattopadhyay

 

Session 2

Mauricio Peña is the manager of the Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS) Spacecraft Systems Engineering Development organization, with overall functional responsibility for spacecraft requirements and verification, spacecraft systems definition and development, and spacecraft bus subsystems engineering. 

Prior to his current assignment, Mauricio was the manager of the Boeing S&IS Spacecraft Bus Subsystems Engineering organization, which includes satellite liquid and electric propulsion, electrical power, and harness subsystems engineering. For the past 13 years at the Boeing Satellite Development Center, Mauricio has held various leadership positions, including Spacecraft Systems Engineering Lead, Spacecraft Chief Engineer, and Platform Integrated Product Team Lead for various programs.

Mauricio earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Systems Architecture and Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Systems Architecture and Engineering, also from the University of Southern California. His research interests include systems engineering metrics and the impact of requirements volatility on systems engineering effort.

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi is a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His research focuses on systems engineering metrics, cost estimation, test & evaluation, human systems integration, enterprise transformation, and performance measurement.  His research has been funded by Army, Navy, Air Force, BAE Systems, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Dr. Valerdi is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and served on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering.  He received a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from USC.

Vu Nguyen has just completed his Ph.D. in software engineering from the University of Southern California. In his Ph.D. thesis, he proposes an extension to the COCOMO® II model for improving the estimation performance of the model on software maintenance projects. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship under which he completed his masters from USC.

Dr. Barry Boehm served within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) from 1989 to 1992 as director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office and as director of the DDR&E Software and Computer Technology Office. He worked at TRW from 1973 to 1989, culminating as chief scientist of the Defense Systems Group, and at the Rand Corporation from 1959 to 1973, culminating as head of the Information Sciences Department. He entered the software field at General Dynamics in 1955.

His current research interests involve recasting systems and software engineering into a value-based framework, including processes, methods, tools, and an underlying theory and process for value-based systems and software definition, architecting, development, validation, and evolution. His contributions to the field include the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO®) family of systems and software engineering estimation models, the Spiral Model and Incremental Commitment Model of the systems and software engineering process, and the Theory W (win-win) approach to systems and software management and requirements determination. He has received the ACM Distinguished Research Award in Software Engineering and the IEEE Harlan Mills Award, and an honorary ScD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), and systems engineering (INCOSE), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

TRW Professor of Software Engineering, Computer Science Department, USC Director, USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering B.A., Math, Harvard, 1957; Ph.D., Math, UCLA, 1964 http://sunset.usc.edu/Research_Group/barry.html

Pongtip Aroonvatanaporn is a PhD student at the Center for Systems and Software Engineering. His studies focus on providing support for synchronization and stabilization of concurrent engineering as well as managing the uncertainties in software cost estimation.

He is currently interning at IBM as a software developer. The project focuses on developing a quick assessment tool to measure and improve team's capabilities.

Chatchai Sinthop

Dr. Barry Boehm (above)

Qi Li is a PhD student at the Center for Systems and Software Engineering, University of Southern California. His research interests include Value-based software engineering, software quality management, software process improvement, software measurement & metrics and software cost estimation.

Ye Yang is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS). She received her B.S. degrees in both Computer Science and Economics from Peking University in 1994, and her M.S. in Computer Science from ISCAS in 1998, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from USC in 2006.

Her research interests include software process, software measurement and metrics, software engineering cost modeling, software product lines, requirement engineering, and empirical software engineering methods.

Contact her at: ye@itechs.iscas.ac.cn

Dr. Barry Boehm (above)

 

Session 3

Andrew Nolan joined Rolls-Royce in 1989 after completing a degree at Sheffield University (UK) in computer science.  He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a chartered Software Engineer.  He has spent over 22 years in software development and project management.

Andrew is the Chief of Software Improvement for Rolls-Royce based in the UK and is a certified Sis Sigma Black Belt.    His specialism is in software measurement, estimation, risk management, project management and improvement.

Satpaul Sall

Randall Jensen

Dr. Raymond Madachy is a Research Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and Principal of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering.  Prior to full-time research at USC he was Chief Science Officer at Cost Xpert Group.  Previously he was Chief Scientist at C-bridge Institute, where he led consulting and training in software methodologies and economic analysis.  Before that he was manager of the Software Engineering Process Group at at Litton Guidance and Control Systems achieving SEI CMM Level 4 after being the lead for software metrics, cost estimation and risk management at Litton Data Systems.  He has also served as a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute

He wrote the book Software Process Dynamics and is a co-author of Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO® II.  His consulting clients have included Chevron, Northrop-Grumman, Seagate, Motorola, Lucent, USAA, Blue Cross and other Fortune 500 firms.  He has also performed as an expert witness on software cost, quality and contractual disputes.

He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC in 1994. For his dissertation research, he developed a software project dynamics model for process cost, schedule and risk assessment. He also has an M.S. in Systems Science from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, INCOSE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, serves on the program committees for the International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling, the SPW/ProSim workshop, and has served on program committees for several other conferences. He previously served on the LA Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) steering committee.

He lives with his wife Nancy and twin daughters in San Diego, CA. Ray enjoys bicycling and hiking up mountains in his spare time. http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~madachy/

Winsor Brown has extensive experience with process improvement, software engineering and training, including Fagan's inspections, results driven evolutionary planning, relational databases, object oriented technology, and Personal Software Process. He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his career, Winsor has been involved in such programs as International Space Station SEPG, C-17 Software Program Management, software engineering technology transfer at Douglas Aircraft Co., Modula-2 for Volition Systems, and UCSD Pascal for General Automation. Winsor has over 25 years of experience in software development, engineering and management; it was gained in aerospace, industrial and commercial applications.

Winsor has taught and developed software engineering related professional development courses. He has taught for West Coast University, UCI Extension, and most recently upper division information systems courses and graduate level software engineering courses at the University of Southern California. He has leadership positions in LA SPIN hosted by USC-CSE, So. Cal. SPIN hosted by UCI-IRUS, and LA Metro SIGSoft (Special Interest Group on Software Engineering). He has had leadership positions in Southern California Client/Server Users Group, Object Oriented Developers Association, AIAA Technical Committee on Software Systems, and LA ACM SIGAda. http://sunset.usc.edu/research/COCOMOII/Researchers/awbrown.html

Wei Lin Du

Danny Ho is an independent management consultant and adviser for two startup companies. Prior to this, he held senior management and technical positions with Motorola Canada Limited, Nortel Networks Corporation and IBM Canada Limited. He is also appointed as an Adjunct Research Professor at the Department of Software Engineering, the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UoIT).  He is currently a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

His presentation is entitled “A Neuro-Fuzzy Model with SEER-SEM for Software Effort Estimation.”

Luiz Fernando Capretz

 

Session 4

Daniel D. Galorath is the President and CEO of Galorath Incorporated and the chief architect of SEER-SEM, an algorithmic project management software application. He is a recognized expert in the fields of software estimation and sizing [1] and the author of Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management.

Dr. Barry Boehm served within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) from 1989 to 1992 as director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office and as director of the DDR&E Software and Computer Technology Office. He worked at TRW from 1973 to 1989, culminating as chief scientist of the Defense Systems Group, and at the Rand Corporation from 1959 to 1973, culminating as head of the Information Sciences Department. He entered the software field at General Dynamics in 1955.

His current research interests involve recasting systems and software engineering into a value-based framework, including processes, methods, tools, and an underlying theory and process for value-based systems and software definition, architecting, development, validation, and evolution. His contributions to the field include the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO®) family of systems and software engineering estimation models, the Spiral Model and Incremental Commitment Model of the systems and software engineering process, and the Theory W (win-win) approach to systems and software management and requirements determination. He has received the ACM Distinguished Research Award in Software Engineering and the IEEE Harlan Mills Award, and an honorary ScD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), and systems engineering (INCOSE), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

TRW Professor of Software Engineering, Computer Science Department, USC Director, USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering B.A., Math, Harvard, 1957; Ph.D., Math, UCLA, 1964 http://sunset.usc.edu/Research_Group/barry.html

Dan Galorath

Randall Jensen

Dan Ligett is the founder and President of Softstar Systems, where his
work includes software development and model refinement.

He has more than 30 years of software development experience.

He worked for five years as a Software Engineer for Eastman Kodak, where
he developed embedded systems, including blood analyzers.

He spent three years at Wang Institute integrating software tools into
the software engineering curriculum.

Dan is a member of the USC CSSE Affiliates program, he is a member of
the COSYSMO Working Group, and he has served on the Program Committee
for the COCOMO® Forum since 1985.

He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon
University, and his Masters in Software Engineering from the Wang
Institute of Graduate Studies.

Arlene Minkiewicz

Donald J. Reifer is recognized as one of the leading figures in the fields of software engineering and management with over thirty-eight years of progressive management experience in academia, industry and government.  From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Reifer managed the DoD Software Initiatives Office under an IPA assignment with the Defense Information Systems Agency.  As part of this Senior Executive Service assignment, he served as the Director of the DoD Software Reuse Initiative and Chief of the Ada Joint Program Office.  He led the move to product lines and architecture-based reuse.  Previously, while with TRW, Mr. Reifer served as Deputy Program Manager for their Global Positioning Satellite efforts.  While with the Aerospace Corporation, Mr. Reifer managed all of the software efforts related to the Space Transportation System (Space Shuttle).  Currently, as President of RCI, Mr. Reifer advises executives in Fortune 500 firms worldwide in the areas of software investment and improvement strategies.  For the past seven years, Mr. Reifer has been focusing his efforts on COTS, software security and related protection issues.

For the past twenty-eight years, Mr. Reifer has been a successful businessman, entrepreneur, software management consultant, author and teacher.  He has published over one hundred software engineering and management papers and six books including his popular sixth edition of the “Software Management Tutorial (IEEE Computer Society).”  Mr. Reifer is currently a Visiting Associate at the University of Southern California (USC) where he interfaces with industry affiliates and serves as a member of several their cost modeling teams.  During 2005, Mr. Reifer served as a Visiting Scientist at the Systems and Software Consortium, Inc. (SSCI). 

Mr. Reifer has served on numerous industry and government panels and boards.  As an example, he served in 2001 as a member of the Software Product Engineering Panel, Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Software Summit Panel.  In 1999, he was a member of the COTS panel, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.  Currently, he has served on the Board of Directors of several software start-ups.

Mr. Reifer is a senior member of the IEEE, a senior member of the ACM, a member of INCOSE, and life member of ISPA.  He is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Software Engineering.

Mr. Reifer’s many awards include the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the AIAA Software Engineering Award, the ISPA Frieman Award, the DISA Exceptional Service Award, membership in Who’s Who in the West, and the Hughes Aircraft Company Fellowship.  http://www.reifer.com

Richard W. Selby is the Head of Software Products at Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, CA. He manages a 250-person software organization and has served in this position since 2001. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) in Newport Beach, CA where he managed a 105-person organization for three years. From 1985-1998, he was a Full Professor of Information and Computer Science (with tenure) at the University of California in Irvine, CA (UC Irvine).

Since 2004, he has held an adjunct faculty position at the USC Computer Science Department in Los Angeles, CA. In 1993, he held visiting faculty positions at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA, and in 1992, he held a visiting faculty position at the Osaka University Department of Computer Science in Osaka, Japan.

His research focuses on development and management of large-scale systems, software, and processes. He has authored over 95 refereed publications and given over 190 invited presentations at professional meetings. At Northrop, he led the $3 billion company to a successful enterprise-wide rating of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 for Software. At PIMCO, he led the $1 billion company to be ranked as the fourth most innovative technology organization in financial services, according to Wall Street & Technology. At UC Irvine, he co-authored an international best-selling book that analyzed Microsoft’s technology, strategy, and management that was entitled Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People. The book, written with Michael Cusumano, has been translated into 12 languages, has 150,000 copies in print, and was ranked as a #6 best-seller in Business Week. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1985 and 1983, respectively. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in 1981.

 

Session 5

Dan Ligett is the founder and President of Softstar Systems, where his
work includes software development and model refinement.

He has more than 30 years of software development experience.

He worked for five years as a Software Engineer for Eastman Kodak, where
he developed embedded systems, including blood analyzers.

He spent three years at Wang Institute integrating software tools into
the software engineering curriculum.

Dan is a member of the USC CSSE Affiliates program, he is a member of
the COSYSMO Working Group, and he has served on the Program Committee
for the COCOMO® Forum since 1985.

He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon
University, and his Masters in Software Engineering from the Wang
Institute of Graduate Studies.

Bruce Barkstrom

Paula Sidell

Andrew Nolan joined Rolls-Royce in 1989 after completing a degree at Sheffield University (UK) in computer science.  He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a chartered Software Engineer.  He has spent over 22 years in software development and project management.

Andrew is the Chief of Software Improvement for Rolls-Royce based in the UK and is a certified Sis Sigma Black Belt.    His specialism is in software measurement, estimation, risk management, project management and improvement.

 

Session 6

Leone Z. Young (lyoung@stevens.edu) received his B.S. degree from Purdue University, and a M.S. degree from The George Washington University. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.  He has many years of professional experience in IT and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems development, project and program management. His research interests include systems life cycles costing, project and program management costing, and systems integration. He is a member of the engineering management honor society (Epsilon Mu Eta) of ASEM, and he served as the VP of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) student chapter at Stevens for two consecutive years.

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi is a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His research focuses on systems engineering metrics, cost estimation, test & evaluation, human systems integration, enterprise transformation, and performance measurement.  His research has been funded by Army, Navy, Air Force, BAE Systems, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Dr. Valerdi is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and served on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering.  He received a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from USC.

Dr. Anca-Juliana Stoica is Associate Professor in Software and System Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), School of Information and Communication Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Bucharest (TUB) in 1983. Since 1980 Dr. Stoica worked as a scientist in government research organizations and faculty at TUB. From 1993 to 1999 she worked as a researcher and senior lecturer at the Uppsala University, Sweden.

Her research areas were: system analysis (simulation, optimization, mathematical programming), business modeling, and software engineering. She also taught fundamental courses in computer science such as: compiler theory, theory of computer systems, operating systems and system programming, fundamentals of database systems, software engineering, analytical methods in software engineering economics.

During fall 1999, Dr. Stoica was visiting faculty at Stanford University, Department of Computer Science, where she was involved in research and teaching a graduate course in software engineering: processes and tools for large-scale software development. Her current teaching is connected to graduate courses in software and system engineering, such as value-based software engineering, software engineering and security architecture, and IT project management, methods, and tools.

Dr. Stoica’s current research interests include economics-driven software engineering research, value-based software and system engineering, frameworks for reasoning and decision-making, systems of integrated models for web application development, software engineering methods, and system dependability analysis. She authored and co-authored some 100 scientific works: journal and conference papers, lecture notes and course materials, projects and technical reports, theses, research and development projects with companies and organizations. In November 2000, Dr. Stoica was elected a Senior Member IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Indira Deonandan

Ricardo Valerdi (above)

Jo Ann Lane is a research assistant professor in the USC Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, conducting research in the area of systems engineering and system of systems engineering.  Current areas of research include system of systems engineering processes, cost modeling, test and evaluation, system development feasibility assessments, and innovation in systems engineering.  Prior to her current work in academia, she was a key technical member of Science Applications International Corporation’s Software and Systems Integration Group for over 20 years, responsible for the development and integration of software-intensive systems and systems of systems. 

Sherry Stukes is a Software Systems Engineer/Task Manager at The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  She specializes in software estimating and in software data collection in support of process improvement initiatives. Sherry manages a research project that will provide a software estimating tool for NASA Headquarters, which is not dependant on software lines of code (SLOC). 
Some of Ms. Stukes prior accomplishments include: development and maintenance of two large databases for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (AF SMC): the Operations and Support Database (OSDB) and the Software Database (SWDB); instructor for the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) Software Estimating Models course; and advisor to Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) students conducting thesis projects in the area of software model calibration.  Ms. Stukes was the 1997 International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA) Parametrician of the year.
Ms. Stukes holds a BS degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA from California Lutheran University.

Henry Apgar is President of MCR Technologies in El Segundo, California, USA. He supports commercial clients in developing and executing acquisition initiatives intended to reduce program cost or constraining program costs while still achieving major program objectives. He has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of program affordability and has acted as Affordability Manager for several major aerospace programs.
Henry has been a dedicated PRICE Models user since 1978 and has made several presentations at other PRICE Symposia. He was a founder of the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA).
Previously, he worked for The Aerospace Corporation where he managed cost analysis research projects for the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
Henry has a BS degree in electrical engineering and an MBA.

Jo Ann Lane (above)

 

Session 7

John Gaffney is an engineering consultant affiliated with the Drabant Group. He is currently working on the ACE system for the US Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

At Lockheed Martin, John was a Fellow and was a staff member of the Systems & Software Resource Center (SSRC), Corporate Engineering and Technology. He provided support on measurement and quantitative management to projects across Lockheed Martin and developed new techniques and tools for defect analysis/estimation and reliability, and cost/effort estimation and related risk estimation. He was responsible for the estimation of the reliability for GPS III space vehicle. John developed the SWEEP, STEER and DIRC defect models/tools and also the COSYSMOR systems engineering tool (“COSYSMO Risk/ Reuse”). He also developed a tool, COCOMO®R (“COCOMO® Risk”), for software engineering estimation that is analogous to COSYSMOR. He worked on several contracts and grants (with NASA, the National Science Foundation, and DARPA) on the subject of computer security. He also worked on information system intrusion detection. John worked on both a contract with NASA and on a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on the development of an improved quantitative software project management method. He had personal service contracts (via Lockheed Martin) from Decision Science Associates, a small business, in performance of these computer security and software project management support methodology/tool development tasks.

Before joining Lockheed Martin, John worked at IBM and the Systems and Software Consortium (formerly Software Productivity Consortium) where he started the measurement program. He also worked at the National Weather Service and was a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, now a unit of New York University, both while on leave from IBM. Later, he taught evening courses in the Johns Hopkins graduate computer science program. While at IBM, John worked in a variety of  areas, including: airline reservations systems; communication systems; fingerprint identification; sonar systems and sonar trainers; artificial intelligence; cost estimation; software defect estimation and reliability.

John was a member of author team of the original Practical Software Measurement (PSM) Guidebook. He participated in the development of revised/updated IEEE Standard 1044-standard Classification for Software Anomalies (released 2009) and contributed to the Systems Engineering Leading Indicators Guidebook ©  NCOSE, MIT LAI, PSM (released 2010). He was the lead coauthor of the Software Measurement Guidebook (Thomson Computer Press, 1995). John has written and presented many papers and has seven US patents.

John holds an A.B. in Engineering from Harvard, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and completed the course work for a PhD. in Statistics at American University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), in Electrical Engineering in the District of Columbia.

Brad Clark

Dr. Raymond Madachy is a Research Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and Principal of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering.  Prior to full-time research at USC he was Chief Science Officer at Cost Xpert Group.  Previously he was Chief Scientist at C-bridge Institute, where he led consulting and training in software methodologies and economic analysis.  Before that he was manager of the Software Engineering Process Group at at Litton Guidance and Control Systems achieving SEI CMM Level 4 after being the lead for software metrics, cost estimation and risk management at Litton Data Systems.  He has also served as a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute

He wrote the book Software Process Dynamics and is a co-author of Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO® II.  His consulting clients have included Chevron, Northrop-Grumman, Seagate, Motorola, Lucent, USAA, Blue Cross and other Fortune 500 firms.  He has also performed as an expert witness on software cost, quality and contractual disputes.

He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC in 1994. For his dissertation research, he developed a software project dynamics model for process cost, schedule and risk assessment. He also has an M.S. in Systems Science from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, INCOSE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, serves on the program committees for the International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling, the SPW/ProSim workshop, and has served on program committees for several other conferences. He previously served on the LA Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) steering committee.

He lives with his wife Nancy and twin daughters in San Diego, CA. Ray enjoys bicycling and hiking up mountains in his spare time. http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~madachy/

Tom Tan

Peter Hantos is a Senior Engineering Specialist at The Aerospace Corporation. In this capacity he has been supporting the US Air Force and various other other, military, civil and commercial organizations on the acquisition of space systems. He is the principal investigator of the Unified Life Cycle ModelingSM (ULCM®) project and co-investigator of the reasearch lead by Ms. Nancy Kern, targeting the improvement of cost and schedule estimation methods for software-intensive systems. He has over 35 years of experience as a professor, researcher, software engineer and manager, and has authored numerous technical papers, U.S. and international conference presentations. Prior to joining Aerospace, as Principal Scientist at the Xerox Corporate Engineering Center, he developed corporate-wide engineering processes for the development of software-intensive systems. Other highlights of his Xerox career include the creation and management of a software technology group to facilitate the technology transfer and productization of software prototypes from the Palo Alto Research Center. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.

Nancy Kern is a Principal Project Leader at The Aerospace Corporation. She has over 30 years experience in software and systems engineering for software-intensive space and ground systems.  She has been involved in numerous acquisitions of complex systems and is highly experienced in all phases of the acquisition lifecycle.  As the Director of Software Engineering in the Engineering and Technology Group’s Northern Virginia office, she provided support to the US Air Force and miscellaneous other, military, civil and commercial programs.  Since returning to El Segundo, she has continued to support National Security Space customers, leading engineering teams and participating in special studies and reviews.  During the course of her work she frequently collaborates with various government cost organizations and currently she is the principal investigator of a research project targeting the improvement of cost and schedule estimation methods for software-intensive systems. Ms. Kern holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Purdue University.

 

Session 8

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi is a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His research focuses on systems engineering metrics, cost estimation, test & evaluation, human systems integration, enterprise transformation, and performance measurement.  His research has been funded by Army, Navy, Air Force, BAE Systems, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Dr. Valerdi is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and served on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering.  He received a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from USC.

Hoh Peter In received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Korea University in 1990 and 1992, and his Ph.D. degree from University of Southern California (USC) in 1998, all in Computer Science. From 1999 to 2003, he was the associate director of Software Process Improvement Lab (SPIL)  and an assistant professor at the present time in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Korea University. Between 1994 and 1998, he participated in the WinWin project under the direction of Professor Barry W. Boehm at USC Center for Software Engineering as a graduate research assistant. He worked for an information agent project (SIMS) at USC Information Sciences Institution (ISI) from 1993 to 1994 as a student researcher. He also worked for a multi-media object-oriented database project at USC Database Lab from 1992 to 1993 as a graduate research assistant.

His current research interests include embedded and ubiquitous software, situation-aware middleware, mobility in sensor network, software security, security risk management, vulnerability assessment, software engineering. His contributions or expected contributions to the field include situation-aware computing, software security, and requiements engineering.

He has served as the Program Chair of the international workshop on Embedded and Ubiquitous Software Engineering (EUSE 2004), Vice Chair of Software Engineering on the Internet at the 2002 SAINT (International Symposium on Applications and the Internet), Publication Chair of the 2001 IEEE RTES (International Workshop on Real-Time Embedded Systems), and Program Committee of the IEEE COMPSAC (International Computer Software and Applications Conference) in 2001 and 2000. His honors and awards include a Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (1996), two Student Best Paper Awards in Korea Information Science Society (1988, 1989) and a Student Best Paper Award in Korea Academic Promotion Foundation (Korea Research Foundation) (1988).

Jongmoon Baik
Associate Professor, Division of Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejon, Republic of Korea
Tel : +82-42-350-3556
E-mail : jbaik@kaist.ac.kr

Career
January 2009 – Current : Associate Professor/ Division of Computer Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
September 2008 – December 2008: Associate Professor/ School of Engineering, Information and Communications University
June 2005 – August 2008 :Assistant Professor/ School of Engineering, Information and Communications University
December 2006 – Current : Adjunct Faculty/ MSE Program, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
August 2006 – December 2006 : Visiting Faculty/ MSE Program, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
January 2001 – May 2005 : Principal Staff Research Scientist/ Motorola Labs., USA

Education
Ph.D. : Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2000.
M.S. : Computer Science, University of Southern California, 1996.
B.S. : Computer Science & Statistics, Chosun University, Gwangju Korea, 1993.

Research Interests
Software Reliability Engineering
Software Cost Estimation
Software Dynamics Modeling
Software Process Improvement
Software Quality Assurance

Special Recognition
Listed in Marquis Who’sWho in Science and Engineering 8 th , 9 th , & 10 th Editions and in the World 25 th Edition
A member of IEEE and ACM.
A technical reviewer for IEEE TSE, IEEE Software, Communications of ACM, and other international conferences and Journals since 2001.
A member of COCOMO® II research group at the Center for Software Engineering (CSE), which has been led by Dr. Barry W. Boehm since 1996.

Dr. Raymond Madachy is a Research Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and Principal of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering.  Prior to full-time research at USC he was Chief Science Officer at Cost Xpert Group.  Previously he was Chief Scientist at C-bridge Institute, where he led consulting and training in software methodologies and economic analysis.  Before that he was manager of the Software Engineering Process Group at at Litton Guidance and Control Systems achieving SEI CMM Level 4 after being the lead for software metrics, cost estimation and risk management at Litton Data Systems.  He has also served as a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute

He wrote the book Software Process Dynamics and is a co-author of Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO® II.  His consulting clients have included Chevron, Northrop-Grumman, Seagate, Motorola, Lucent, USAA, Blue Cross and other Fortune 500 firms.  He has also performed as an expert witness on software cost, quality and contractual disputes.

He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC in 1994. For his dissertation research, he developed a software project dynamics model for process cost, schedule and risk assessment. He also has an M.S. in Systems Science from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, INCOSE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, serves on the program committees for the International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling, the SPW/ProSim workshop, and has served on program committees for several other conferences. He previously served on the LA Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) steering committee.

He lives with his wife Nancy and twin daughters in San Diego, CA. Ray enjoys bicycling and hiking up mountains in his spare time. http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~madachy/

Brad Clark

Sunita Chulani

Scott Chen

Jared Fortune is a third year Ph.D. with the Center for Systems and Software Engineering at the University of Southern California. His dissertation research topic is on systems engineering reuse and the development of the COSYSMO 2.0 tool.  In addition to his Ph.D. studies, Jared has worked full-time at The Aerospace Corporation for three years in the Economic and Market Analysis Center, part of the Systems Engineering Division, and was awarded an Advanced Degree Fellowship by the corporation. Jared received his Bachelors and Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering from USC, and is preparing to take the Qualifying Exam at the end of October.

Dan Wu

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi (above)

Winsor Brown has extensive experience with process improvement, software engineering and training, including Fagan's inspections, results driven evolutionary planning, relational databases, object oriented technology, and Personal Software Process. He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his career, Winsor has been involved in such programs as International Space Station SEPG, C-17 Software Program Management, software engineering technology transfer at Douglas Aircraft Co., Modula-2 for Volition Systems, and UCSD Pascal for General Automation. Winsor has over 25 years of experience in software development, engineering and management; it was gained in aerospace, industrial and commercial applications.

Winsor has taught and developed software engineering related professional development courses. He has taught for West Coast University, UCI Extension, and most recently upper division information systems courses and graduate level software engineering courses at the University of Southern California. He has leadership positions in LA SPIN hosted by USC-CSE, So. Cal. SPIN hosted by UCI-IRUS, and LA Metro SIGSoft (Special Interest Group on Software Engineering). He has had leadership positions in Southern California Client/Server Users Group, Object Oriented Developers Association, AIAA Technical Committee on Software Systems, and LA ACM SIGAda. http://sunset.usc.edu/research/COCOMOII/Researchers/awbrown.html

 

Session 9 & 10

Brad Clark

Dr. Raymond Madachy is a Research Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and Principal of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering.  Prior to full-time research at USC he was Chief Science Officer at Cost Xpert Group.  Previously he was Chief Scientist at C-bridge Institute, where he led consulting and training in software methodologies and economic analysis.  Before that he was manager of the Software Engineering Process Group at at Litton Guidance and Control Systems achieving SEI CMM Level 4 after being the lead for software metrics, cost estimation and risk management at Litton Data Systems.  He has also served as a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute

He wrote the book Software Process Dynamics and is a co-author of Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO® II.  His consulting clients have included Chevron, Northrop-Grumman, Seagate, Motorola, Lucent, USAA, Blue Cross and other Fortune 500 firms.  He has also performed as an expert witness on software cost, quality and contractual disputes.

He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC in 1994. For his dissertation research, he developed a software project dynamics model for process cost, schedule and risk assessment. He also has an M.S. in Systems Science from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, INCOSE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, serves on the program committees for the International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling, the SPW/ProSim workshop, and has served on program committees for several other conferences. He previously served on the LA Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) steering committee.

He lives with his wife Nancy and twin daughters in San Diego, CA. Ray enjoys bicycling and hiking up mountains in his spare time. http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~madachy/

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi is a Research Associate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His research focuses on systems engineering metrics, cost estimation, test & evaluation, human systems integration, enterprise transformation, and performance measurement.  His research has been funded by Army, Navy, Air Force, BAE Systems, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Dr. Valerdi is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and served on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Systems Engineering.  He received a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from USC.

Mauricio Peña is the manager of the Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS) Spacecraft Systems Engineering Development organization, with overall functional responsibility for spacecraft requirements and verification, spacecraft systems definition and development, and spacecraft bus subsystems engineering. 

Prior to his current assignment, Mauricio was the manager of the Boeing S&IS Spacecraft Bus Subsystems Engineering organization, which includes satellite liquid and electric propulsion, electrical power, and harness subsystems engineering. For the past 13 years at the Boeing Satellite Development Center, Mauricio has held various leadership positions, including Spacecraft Systems Engineering Lead, Spacecraft Chief Engineer, and Platform Integrated Product Team Lead for various programs.

Mauricio earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Systems Architecture and Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Systems Architecture and Engineering, also from the University of Southern California. His research interests include systems engineering metrics and the impact of requirements volatility on systems engineering effort.

Jared Fortune is a third year Ph.D. with the Center for Systems and Software Engineering at the University of Southern California. His dissertation research topic is on systems engineering reuse and the development of the COSYSMO 2.0 tool.  In addition to his Ph.D. studies, Jared has worked full-time at The Aerospace Corporation for three years in the Economic and Market Analysis Center, part of the Systems Engineering Division, and was awarded an Advanced Degree Fellowship by the corporation. Jared received his Bachelors and Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering from USC, and is preparing to take the Qualifying Exam at the end of October.

Peter Hantos is a Senior Engineering Specialist at The Aerospace Corporation. In this capacity he has been supporting the US Air Force and various other other, military, civil and commercial organizations on the acquisition of space systems. He is the principal investigator of the Unified Life Cycle ModelingSM (ULCM®) project and co-investigator of the reasearch lead by Ms. Nancy Kern, targeting the improvement of cost and schedule estimation methods for software-intensive systems. He has over 35 years of experience as a professor, researcher, software engineer and manager, and has authored numerous technical papers, U.S. and international conference presentations. Prior to joining Aerospace, as Principal Scientist at the Xerox Corporate Engineering Center, he developed corporate-wide engineering processes for the development of software-intensive systems. Other highlights of his Xerox career include the creation and management of a software technology group to facilitate the technology transfer and productization of software prototypes from the Palo Alto Research Center. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.

Leone Z. Young (lyoung@stevens.edu) received his B.S. degree from Purdue University, and a M.S. degree from The George Washington University. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.  He has many years of professional experience in IT and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems development, project and program management. His research interests include systems life cycles costing, project and program management costing, and systems integration. He is a member of the engineering management honor society (Epsilon Mu Eta) of ASEM, and he served as the VP of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) student chapter at Stevens for two consecutive years.

Richard W. Selby is the Head of Software Products at Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, CA. He manages a 250-person software organization and has served in this position since 2001. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) in Newport Beach, CA where he managed a 105-person organization for three years. From 1985-1998, he was a Full Professor of Information and Computer Science (with tenure) at the University of California in Irvine, CA (UC Irvine).

Since 2004, he has held an adjunct faculty position at the USC Computer Science Department in Los Angeles, CA. In 1993, he held visiting faculty positions at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA, and in 1992, he held a visiting faculty position at the Osaka University Department of Computer Science in Osaka, Japan.

His research focuses on development and management of large-scale systems, software, and processes. He has authored over 95 refereed publications and given over 190 invited presentations at professional meetings. At Northrop, he led the $3 billion company to a successful enterprise-wide rating of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 for Software. At PIMCO, he led the $1 billion company to be ranked as the fourth most innovative technology organization in financial services, according to Wall Street & Technology. At UC Irvine, he co-authored an international best-selling book that analyzed Microsoft’s technology, strategy, and management that was entitled Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People. The book, written with Michael Cusumano, has been translated into 12 languages, has 150,000 copies in print, and was ranked as a #6 best-seller in Business Week. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1985 and 1983, respectively. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in 1981.

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