George T. Heineman is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He has worked as a Research Scientist at IBM Center for Advanced Studies (Toronto, Canada), Bull Electronics, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has consulted for Genetics Institute (Cambridge, MA).
Prof. Heineman received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Faculty Career Development Award (CAREER) in Software Engineering in 1998. This research grant funds the ADAPT project investigating the design of adaptable software components. He also receives funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Besides government funding, his lab has received funding and hardware donations from Natural Microsystems and Intellution, Inc.
George Heineman has authored or co-authored over 20 articles and papers on software engineering topics, including component adaptation techniques, component-based software engineering, software development environments, and software process. He also has interests in advanced concurrency control techniques.
Heineman received his Ph.D. (1996) and M.S. (1990) from the Computer Science Department of Columbia University. His advisor was Gail Kaiser, Ph.D. George Heineman earned his BA (1989) in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.