Editorial: AE Introduction
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It is my pleasure to introduce and welcome five new members of the Editorial Board, Thomas Ball, Marsha Chechik, Daniel Hoffman, Jeff Kramer, and Dieter Rombach. Their brief biographical sketches below present their accomplishments, ex-pertise, and interests. The role of the editorial board is very important and being a member of the board is both challenging and time consuming. The members of the editorial board are responsible for selecting reviewers for papers submitted to the journal and for making publication decisions. Many of them also assist in the preparation of our various special issues. The editorial board also engages in regular discussion about policy issues facing TSE. These activities are undertaken voluntarily and coexist with existing professional responsibilities.
John Knight, Editor-in-Chief
About the Authors
Dieter Rombach received the BS degree in mathematics from the University of Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1975, the MS degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of Karlsruhe in 1978, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1984. He is a full professor in the Fachbereich Informatik (i.e., Department of Computer Science) at the Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Germany. He holds a chair in software engineering and is the executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) which aims at shortening the time needed for transferring research technologies into industrial practice. He also holds a visiting professorship with the Computer Science Department of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His research interests are in software methodologies, modeling and measurement of the software process and resulting products, software reuse, and distributed systems. His results are documented in more than 140 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. Prior to his current posi-tion, Dr. Rombach held faculty positions with the Computer Science Department and UMIACS (University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies) at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (1984-1991) and was a member of the SEL (Software Engineering Laboratory, a joint venture between NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Computer Sciences Corporation, and the University of Maryland) (1986-1991). In 2003, he received the Distinguished Postdoctoral Award from the University of Maryland. In 1990, he received the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator Award (US $$ 500,000.00) from the US National Science Foundation in recognition of his research accomplishments in soft-ware engineering. In 2000, he was awarded the Service Medal of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, for his ac-complishments in software engineering research and his contributions to the economic development of the state through the establishment of a Fraunhofer institute. Since 2003, he serves as a member of the Software Process Achievement (SPA) Awards Committee of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. Dr. Rombach heads several research projects funded by the German Government, European Union, and Industry. He currently is the lead principal of a federally funded project (ViSEK) aimed at building up a German repository of knowledge about innovative software engineering technologies. He consults for numerous companies on issues including quality improvement, software measurement, software reuse, process modeling, and software technology in general, and he is an advisor to Federal and State Govern-ment on software issues. He frequently gives industrial executive seminars on software quality improvement, software measurement, software reuse, and process modeling. He was Coguest-Editor of two special issues in IEEE Software, on software quality assurance in September 1987 and measurement-based process improvement in July 1994, respectively, and organized the International Workshop on Experimental Software Engineering Issues in Dagstuhl, Germany, September 1992. He served as general chair of the 18th International Conference on Software Engineering in Berlin, 1996. He is an associate editor for both the Kluwer Journal Empirical Software Engineering and ACM TOSEM and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other journals and magazines. He is a member of GI and ACM, and a fellow of IEEE.