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Issue No. 01 - January (2005 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0098-5589
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It is my pleasure to introduce and welcome two new members of the editorial board, Audris Mockus and Neeraj Suri. 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.
In addition, Sol Shatz has completed his term on the editorial board as an associate editor. He has served TSE and, thus, the community with both enthusiasm and energy. We have all benefitted from the work he has done. It is my great pleaseure to personally thank him for his many contributions to TSE.

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Audris Mckus received the BS and MS degrees in applied mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1988. In 1991, he received the MS degree and in 1994 he received the PhD degree in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. He conducts research on quantifying, modeling, and improving software development. He designs data mining methods to summarize and augment software change data, interactive visualization techniques to inspect, present, and control the development process, and statistical models and optimization techniques to understand the relationships between people, organization, and characteristics of a software product. He works in the Software Technology Research Department of Avaya Labs. Previously, he worked in the Software Production Research Department of Bell Labs.

Neeraj Suri received the PhD degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He currently holds the TU Darmstadt Chair Professorship in Dependable Embedded Systems and Software at TU Darmstadt, Germany, and is also affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin. His earlier academic appointments include the Saab Endowed Professorship and faculty earlier at Boston University. His research focuses on design, analysis and verification of distributed, dependable embedded systems and software, and, especially, composite issues of dependability and security. He also serves as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, for ACM Computing Surveys covering embedded systems and real-time, and has served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is a member of IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependability and a member of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. More professional details are available at:
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