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Robert E. Filman is a senior scientist at the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science at NASA Ames Research Center, working on frameworks for distributed applications. He has worked and published in the areas of software engineering, distributed computing, network security, programming languages, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and human-machine interface. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1979 from Stanford University.
Tzilla Elrad is a research professor in the Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology, where she heads the Concurrent Software Systems research group. She received her B.S. in mathematics and physics from the Hebrew University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Syracuse University, NY and the Technion, Israel, respectively. Her research interests include concurrent programming languages design, adaptive software systems development, and formal reasoning.
Siobhán Clarke is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin. Her research interests include aspect-oriented software development, context-aware computing and programming models for mobile, sentient, context-aware systems. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Dublin City University. Prior to her career in research, she worked as a software engineer with IBM for 11 years.
Mehmet Aks¸it holds an M.S. from the Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Twente. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Twente, and he is also affiliated with the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology. He (and his group) have developed the composition filters aspect-oriented programming technique, synthesis-based architecture/software design, and techniques to synthesize architectures from solution domains for creating stable software systems, have applied fuzzy-logic to software design, and have created design formalisms such as Design Algebra for balancing various quality factors at different stages of software development.
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