Past Visitors

  Max Massimiliano Di Penta – University of Sannio

Professor Di Penta  will be visiting PolyMORSE teams from June 21, 2013  to July 5,  2013.

Massimiliano Di Penta is associate professor at the University of Sannio, Italy.  His research interests include software maintenance and evolution, reverse engineering, empirical software engineering, search-based software engineering, and service-centric software engineering.  He is author of over 170 papers appeared in international conferences and journals. He serves and has served in the organizing and program committees of over 100 conferences such as ICSE, FSE, ASE, ICSM, ICPC, CSMR, GECCO, MSR, SCAM, WCRE, and others. He has been general chair of SCAM 2010, WSE 2008, general co-chair of SSBSE 2010, WCRE 2008, and program co-chair of MSR 2013 and 2012, ICPC 2013, ICSM 2012, SSBSE 2009, WCRE 2006 and 2007, IWPSE 2007, WSE 2007, SCAM 2006, STEP 2005, and of other workshops. He is steering committee member of ICSM, CSMR, IWPSE, SSBSE, PROMISE, and past steering committee member of  ICPC, SCAM, and WCRE. He is in the editorial board of the Empirical Software Engineering J!
ournal edited by Springer, and of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Processes edited by Wiley. He is member-at-large of the executive committee of the Technical Council of Software Engineering (TCSE).  He is member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and of the ACM.  Further info on

danielDaniel German – University of Victoria

DanieL m. german is associate professor of computer science at the University of Victoria,   Canada. His research interests include open source legal compliance, open source software  engineering, and software evolution. German has a PhD in computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Legal Network of the Free Software Foundation  Europe. Contact him at


hayesJane Huffman Hayes – University of Kentucky


Dr. Jane Hayes is currently a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. She is assisting the university in establishing a software engineering. Previously, she was a Corporate Vice President and the Manager of the Integrated System Technologies Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). She has over 16 years of experience in the field of verification and validation, testing, software development, and process improvement. She has been the verification and validation technical lead and/or program manager on numerous trusted software development efforts. She has led and participated in numerous management process/product audits and assessments of large projects. She has assisted with process, plan, and procedure development for testing and verification and validation, including assisting with the development of a Y2K testing standard for a commercial initiative.

Dr. Hayes holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D in Information Technology from George Mason University (GMU). She is the founding President of the Alumni Club of the Information Software Engineering Department at GMU, as well as a founding Member of their Industrial Advisory Board. She is a member of ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. She was a Certified Software Test Engineer through the Quality Assurance Institute.

Dr. Hayes has published numerous articles related to software verification, validation, and testin

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