Letizia Jaccheri is professor in Software Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Computer and Information Science since 2001. She holds a position as adjunt professor at the Department of Informatics (University of Oslo) since 2006.
Jaccheri has been working with software research issues since 1988. She get her PhD with a thesis "Software Process Modeling and Evolution", at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Computer and Control Engineering, Italy, 1994. She has published more than 50 papers in International journals, conferences, and workshops. She is interested in software intensive processes with special focus on empirical software engineering, artistic software, and open source software.
She supervises six PhD students, either as first or second supervisor and she has been teaching a PhD course about empirical software engineering for PhD students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and at the University of Oslo since 2002.
She has a vision that informatics is communicated in an including and effective way when it comes in contact with art and literature. She has written the dissemination book in Italian "Cuore e Computer" ("Heart and Computer", Mondadori 2004) and in Norwegian (Tapir 2006). For this book and for other dissemination activities, she has won the price of Disseminator of the Year 2006 at the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
James Miller received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. During this period, he worked on the ESPRIT project GENEDIS on the production of a real-time stereovision system. Subsequently, he worked at the United Kingdom’s National Electronic Research Initiative on Pattern Recognition as a Principal Scientist, before returning to the University of Strathclyde to accept a lectureship, and subsequently a senior lectureship in Computer Science. Initially during this period his research interests were in Computer Vision, and he was a co-investigator on the ESPRIT 2 project VIDIMUS.
Since 1993, his research interests have been in Software and Systems Engineering. In 2000, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta as a full professor and in 2003 became an adjunct professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary. He is the principal investigator in a number of research projects that investigate software verification and validation issues across various domains, including embedded, web-based and ubiquitous environments. He has published over one hundred refereed journal and conference papers on Software and Systems Engineering (see www.steam.ualberta.ca for details on recent directions); and currently serves on the program committee for the IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement; and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering.
Dr. Forrest Shull is a senior scientist and division director at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering in Maryland (FC-MD). He is project manager for applied research and technology transfer projects, with clients that have included Fujitsu, Motorola, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Defense. He has also been lead researcher on grants from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, and NASA's Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. He specializes in research and consulting projects that focus on tailoring software inspection approaches to support effective defect removal.