Speaker Biographies

Barry W. Boehm, TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Director, Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California

Barry Boehm received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He also received an honorary Sc.D. from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000. His contributions to the software engineering field include the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO), the Spiral Model of the software process, and the Theory W (win-win) approach to software management and requirements determination.

Kevin Sullivan, Endowed Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Kevin Sullivan has a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tufts University (1987), and the M.S. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. He is an Endowed Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in the University of Virginia Computer Science Department. His research interests focus on software-intensive systems, in general, and on software engineering, more specifically.  He and his students and collaborators have worked recently to develop value-based models and methods for economically rational technical decision-making in software development and operation.  He also does work in areas including component-based software development, aspect-oriented software development, reliability engineering, applied formal methods, and critical information system survivability.