Antonia Bertolino received the Laurea degree summa cum laude in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa in 1985. She is a research director with the Italian National Research Council (CNR), in Pisa, where she leads the Software Engineering Research Laboratory. She is also the scientific coordinator of the Pisatel initiative, a collaboration agreement for joint research and education activity between ISTI-CNR and Ericsson Lab Italy. Her research interests span the fields of software testing and software dependability. Currently, she is investigating approaches for rigorous and automated model-based integration and system testing, for architecture-based, service-oriented, and component-based test methodologies, as well as methods for evaluation of nonfunctional properties, by extending traditional performance engineering techniques. Application domains of interest are e-Learning and Telecommunications. At CNR, she is currently responsible for the FP6 Strep PLASTIC, and TAROT, a Marie Curie RTN, and was previously responsible for the FP6 STREP TELCERT and HCM network OLOS. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Italian National Research Council; has performed as the EC appointed expert referee for the FP5 RTD Project AGEDIS, and is also as an international referee for the Research Grants Council of Honk Kong and the Swedish Research Council. She acted as the Knowledge Area Specialist for Software Testing in the ACM/IEEE project Guide to the SWEBOK. She is an associate editor of the Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software, and of the Springer Empirical Sw Engineering Journal, and previously served as an associated editor for the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2000-2004). She is the program chair for the flagship conference ACM/SIGSOFT ESEC/FSE, to be held in September 2007. Previously, she was the general chair of the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA '02) and of the Second International Conference on Achieving Quality in Software (AquIS '93). She serves regularly on the program committees of international conferences, including ICSE, ISSTA, Joint ESEC-FSE, and Testcom. She has (co)authored more than 80 papers in international journals and conferences.
Ross Jeffery is the research program leader for empirical software engineering at NICTA and a professor of software engineering in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. His research interests are in software engineering process and product modeling and improvement, electronic process guides and software knowledge management, software quality, software metrics, software technical and management reviews, and software resource modeling and estimation. His research has involved more than 50 government and industry organizations over a period of 20 years and has been funded by industry, government, and universities. He has coauthored four books and more than 140 research papers. He was elected a fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to software engineering research.
Patrick McDaniel received the PhD degree from the University of Michigan in 2001, where he studied the form, algorithmic limits, and enforcement of security policy. He has been the Hartz Family Career Development Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University since August 2004 and is codirector of the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory. Prior to joining Penn State, he was a senior technical staff member of the Secure Systems Group at AT&T Labs-Research and an adjunct professor in the Stern School of Business at New York University.