Workshop on Remote Analysis and Measurement of Software Systems (RAMSS)

Organizers' Biographies

Alessandro Orso received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1995 and 1999. He is currently a research faculty in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to that, he has been a visiting researcher in the EECS Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Orso's area of research is software engineering, with particular emphasis on software testing and analysis. His interests include the development of techniques and tools to improve and reduce the costs of software maintenance and testing related activities, and the validation of such techniques in real settings. Dr. Orso is a member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society.

Adam A. Porter earned his B.S. degree summa cum laude in Computer Science from the California State University at Dominguez Hills, Carson, California in 1986. In 1988 and 1991 he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Irvine. Currently an associate professor, he has been with the department of Computer Science and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland since 1991. He is a winner of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award and the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences. His current research interests include empirical methods for identifying and eliminating bottlenecks in industrial development processes, experimental evaluation of fundamental software engineering hypotheses, and development of tools that demonstrably improve the software development process. Dr. Porter is a member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society.