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Issue No. 08 - August (2004 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 489-490
It is my pleasure to introduce and welcome four new members of the Editorial Board, Annie I. Anton, Paul Clements, Neil Maiden, and Barbara Gershon Ryder. Their brief biographical sketches below present their accomplishments expertise, and interests. The role of the editorial board is very important and being a member of the board is a 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.
Ana (Annie) I. Antón received the BS degree in 1990 with a minor in technical and business communication, the MS degree in 1992, and the PhD degree in 1997 with a minor in management and public policy, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is an associate professor of software engineering in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where she is founder and director of, a research group of students and faculty at four universities. She is also a member of the NCSU Cyber Defense Lab. Her involvement in educational activities has included her role as cofounder and codirector of the NCSU E-Commerce Studio. Her research focuses on supporting the specification of complete, correct behavior of software systems used in environments that pose significant risks of loss. This includes enforcement of policies, rights, permissions and obligations governing how information is used. She is specifically interested in the interaction of IT policy with society at large, and the design of IT systems to enhance individuals' personal privacy. She is the cognitive issues subject area editor for the Requirements Engineering Journal. She was named a US National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner in 2000, and a CRA Digital Government Fellow in 2002. In 2001, she was elected a member of IFIP Working Group 2.9 (Software Requirements Engineering). She is a senior member of the IEEE as well as a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the ACM US Public Policy Committee, the Microsoft Research University Relations Faculty Advisory Board, and the 2004-2005 IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group.
Paul Clements the BS degree in mathematical sciences in 1977, and the MS degree in computer science in 1980, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received the PhD in computer sciences from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. He is a senior member of the technical staff at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, where he has worked since 1994 leading or coleading projects in software product line engineering and software architecture documentation and analysis. He is the coauthor of three practitioner-oriented books about software architecture: Software Architecture in Practice (1998, second edition 2003), Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies (2001), and Documenting Software Architectures: View and Beyond (2002). He also cowrote Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns (2001), and was the coauthor and editor of Constructing Superior Software (1999). In addition, he has also authored dozens of papers in software engineering reflecting his long-standing interest in the design and specification of challenging software systems. He lives and works in Austin, Texas, where his principal hobby is maintaining a 100 acre ranch as a wildlife management area.
Neil Maiden is a professor of systems engineering and head of the Centre for Human-Computer Interface Design, an independent research department in City University's School of Informatics. He has been directing interdisciplinary research in requirements engineering for 15 years and has worked on numerous EPSRC and EU-funded research projects including SIMP, NATURE, CREWS, BANKSEC, and SeCSE. He has written more than 100 papers in journals and conference and workshop publications. He is the PC chair of the RE '04 Requirements Engineering Conference and cofounder of the BCS's Requirements Engineering Specialist Group. He is an associate member of the BCS, member of the ACM, and affiliate member of the IEEE Computer Society. Details are available from
Barbara Gershon Ryder is a professor of computer science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She became a fellow of the ACM in 1998. She was selected as a CRA-W Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in 2004. She received the ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award in 2001. She currently serves as a member-at-large of the ACM Council and as an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS). She received the Professor of the Year Excellence in Teaching Award from the Rutgers Computer Science Graduate Students Society in 2003. Her research focuses on static and dynamic program analyses for object-oriented systems (

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