• L.K. Dillon is with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
• W.F. Tichy is with the Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD), Universität Karlsruhe, Postfach 6980, D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany. E-mail: email@example.com.
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Laura K. Dillon received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts in 1984. Subsequently, she was on the faculties of Computer and Information Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1984-1985), and Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1985-1998). In 1997, she joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. She is completing her first year as chair of that department. She has been active in the IEEE and ACM since 1980, serving over the years in various editorial capacities and on numerous program committees, including as a program cochair of the 2003 International Conference on Software Engineering. Currently, she is a member of the executive committee of the ACM Special Interest Group in Software Engineering. She is also a member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), American Association of University Women (AAUW), and Women in Engineering Programs and Advocate Network (WEPAN). Her research interests center on formal methods for specification and analysis of concurrent software systems, programming languages, and software engineering. She is a senior member of the IEEE.
Walter F. Tichy received the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He has been professor of computer science at the University Karlsruhe, Germany, since 1986. Previously, he was senior scientist at Carnegie Group, Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and served six years on the faculty of Computer Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His primary research interests are software engineering and parallelism. He is currently directing research on a variety of topics, including empirical software engineering, autonomic computing, software configuration management, cluster computing, optimizing compilers for parallel computers, and optoelectronic interconnects. He has consulted widely for industry. He is the director of the Forschungszentrum Informatik, a technology transfer institute. He is a cofounder of ParTec AG, a company specializing in software for computer clusters. He was a program cochair for the 25th International Conference on Software Engineering (2003). Dr. Tichy is a member of ACM, GI, and the IEEE Computer Society.