Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research (EDSER-5)

Organizers' Biographies

Dr. Jyrki Kontio has just been appointed as a professor of Software Product Business, a new chair at the Helsinki University of Technology. His prior work experience includes 16 years at Nokia Corporation in various positions, including software process improvement, risk management, process management, quality management, and program management. Between 1994 and 1997 he spent two and a half years as a senior researcher at the Experimental Software Engineering Group at University of Maryland. His research interests include risk management, Technology and strategy management, software process management, software reuse, software architectures, requirements engineering, and research methods in software engineering. He has published ca. 20 refereed publications in these topics. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2001 and Licentiate degree in 1995, both with honors, from Helsinki University of Technology. He received his Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Helsinki School of Economics in 1987.

Shawn Butler is a researcher at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include economics driven software engineering and decision making in software engineering. Prior to attending Carnegie Mellon University, she spent over 20 years in software development and systems engineering, specializing in the integration of large, distributed software systems. Currently, she is finishing her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon.