International Workshop on Global Software Development

Organizers' Biographies

Daniela Damian (Primary Contact) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. She is a Killam Scholar in Canada and the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Requirements Engineering 2000. Daniela was the primary contact and co-organizer of the Workshop on Global Software Development (2002). She has served as a Member of Program Committees for the Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering, (2000, 2001 and 2002), the Workshop on Cooperative Supports for Distributed Software Engineering Processes, as well as the Time-Constrained Requirements Engineering Workshop at the Int'l Conf. on Requirements Engineering '02. Daniela's research interests include requirements engineering, global software development, software engineering, computer-supported cooperative work and human-computer interaction.

Filippo Lanubile is an Associate Professor of computer science at the University of Bari, Italy. He was previously member of the Experimental Software Engineering Group at the University of Maryland, where he was a recipient of the NASA Group Achievement Award. His current research interests include: empirical software engineering, software inspections, measurement and evolution of web applications, and enabling technologies for global software development. He serves in the program committee of the following IEEE-sponsored conferences: International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2003), Int. Software Metrics Symposium (METRICS 2003), International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE 2003).

Heather Oppenheimer is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, USA with 17 years of industry experience in software engineering. She has managed groups responsible for system test, process & quality engineering, and internet & collaborative development environments as well as all other aspects of the development life cycle. She currently leads a corporate software best practices initiative, develops and instructs internal courses in software architecture for systems engineers and for managers of development teams and leads software architecture reviews and project management audits throughout the Lucent Technologies global organization. She was a program committee member for the Workshop on Global Software Development (2002).