It is with great pleasure that I introduce two new associate editors who have joined the Editorial Board recently. They are Jefferson Offutt who is on the faculty at George Mason University, Virginia and Jean-Marc Jezequel who is on the faculty at the University of Rennes, France. These distinguished colleagues bring a variety of skills to the board. The biographical sketches below summarize their interests and expertise. Members of the Editorial Board are asked to commit a lot of time to the handling of papers, and I am delighted that these two new board members have agreed to help.
Jefferson Offutt is an associate professor of information and software engineering at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, where he leads the Software Engineering Research Lab. He received the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He also holds part-time positions as a research scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Technology Lab and as a visiting professor at Korea's Seoul Information Technology University. His research interests include program testing, analysis and testing of Web applications, object-oriented program analysis, module and integration testing, formal methods, and software maintenance. Dr. Offutt was program cochair for the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems 2001 and is also on the editorial boards for the the Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, and the newly created Journal of Software and Systems Modeling.
Jean-Marc Jezequel received an engineering degree in telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne in 1986 and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Rennes, France, in 1989. He first worked in the telecommunication industry (at Transpac) on an intelligent network project before joining the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in 1991 as a researcher (Chargé de recherche). In this context, he has directed a project called EPEE (Eiffel Parallel Execution Environment), which is an object-oriented design framework for programming distributed computing systems. During most of 1996, he has been visiting ProfessorYonezawa's lab, at the University of Tokyo, Japan. From March-April 1999, he visited the CS&SE Department of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Since October 2000, he has been a professor at the University of Rennes. He is leading an INRIA research team called Triskell (http://www.irisa.fr/triskell), working in the domain of object-oriented software engineering for distributed computing systems and telecommunications. In the general context of building and assembling reliable and efficient components based on the aspect oriented design ideas, he is working on a set of tools allowing the formal manipulation of UML models (UMLAUT). UMLAUT builds on various technologies, including formal specification based on the OCL, at both the model and metamodel levels (e.g., for representing design patterns applications), as well as the validation (random or exhaustive simulation, test cases generation) of distributed software systems based on model-checking related technologies. He is the author of two books published by Addison-Wesley and of more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.