Dr. Ramamoorthy, Board Member
Professor Ramamoorthy’s distinguished career traces back to the 1960s. In 1961, while working as a scientist for Honeywell, Ramamoorthy developed the entire microcode to handle instruction sequencing and control for the H290, Honeywell’s first transistorized system. The H290 was a general-purpose, stored-program digital computer designed for process monitoring and control. In the late 1960s, Ramamoorthy joined the University of Texas, Austin, as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, later becoming chair of the computer science department. He developed, with his students, the FACES System for automated test generation and evaluation techniques. These test techniques were successfully applied to discover programming errors in Bell laboratories’ Safeguard Missile Defense System for the US Army and were intended to defend Minuteman silos located around the US from enemy attack. In 1971, these techniques were modified for reuse at NASA’s Space Shuttle Structural Test Facility in Huntsville, Alabama. At UC Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1972, Ramamoorthy is an emeritus professor of Electrical Engineering and computer science. Most recently, his research investigations have focused on service industries-functions, features, and control-and the relationships between software and service engineering. IEEE Society has honored Ramamoorthy’s achievements with the Taylor L. Booth Education Award in 1989, the Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award in 1993, Golden Core recognition in 1966, and Tsutomu Kanai Award in 2000. He also received the IEEE Centennial Medal and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 1978 and is a Fellow of the Society for Design and Process Science, from which he received the R.T. Yeh Distinguished Achievement Award in 1997. A longtime Computer Society volunteer, Ramamoorthy was founding editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and served as editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He has published more than 150 papers, co-edited three books, and holds patents in computer architecture, software engineering, computer testing and diagnosis and databases. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Physics from India. He obtained two graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, and two graduate degrees in Applied mathematics and Computer Sciences from Harvard.
Dr. Murat M. Tanik, Board Member
Dr. Tanik joined the UAB School of Engineering in 1998 as a professor. Prior to joining the UAB faculty, he was an associate professor and the director of Electronic Enterprise Engineering at NJIT and the director of Software Systems Engineering Institute (SSEI) at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the director and chief scientist of Process Sciences Laboratory, a think-tank of process-centered knowledge integration. Dr. Tanik has worked on related projects for NASA, Arthur A. Collins (developer of Apollo moon missions' tracking and communications systems), and ISSI. He was an associate professor and the director of the Software Systems Engineering Technology (SEK) research group at SMU. Dr. Tanik is co-founder of the interdisciplinary and international society, Society for Design and Process Science. His publications include co-authoring six books, co-editing eight collected works, and more than 100 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and reports funded by various government agencies and corporations. Under his direction, 15 Ph.D. dissertations and 20 M.S. theses have been completed.
Dr. Tanik's research interests include software systems engineering, embedded and intelligent software systems, wireless and time-critical software support, collaborative computing for domain specific applications, and integrated systems design and process engineering.
Current sponsored research projects include E-Business application design for Sports-Medicine, Multi-lifecycle Engineering software systems for environmental protection, Time-critical systems for Super Conducting Super Collider,Intelligent cost-estimation systems software, Intelligent time-and-space critical systems, Intelligent digital switch maintenance systems, Intelligent user-interfaces for factory and laboratory automation.
Current and recent sponsors include DoD, Army, NATO, Texas Instruments, AT&T, E-Systems, Lockheed, CTI-Brazil, EMBRAPA-Brazil, Super Conducting SuperCollider, State of New Jersey, Northern Telecom, IRS, DEC, Abbott Laboratories, Merle-Collins foundation, and Texacone Inc.
Dr. Raymond Yeh, Honorary Board Member
Dr. Yeh taught computer science at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Maryland at College Park. He was also Chairman of the Department of Computer Sciences at both Texas and Maryland. Under his leadership, he helped both departments to gain top-ten ranking nationally. He was the Control Data Corporation Distinguished professor at the University of Minnesota, and is an honorary professor at four leading universities in China. He is founding editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering as well as Journal on Systems Integration and is on the editorial board of various journals. He also founded the Technical Committee on Software Engineering as well as the International Software Engineering Conference (ICSE) within the IEEE. He has published 10 books, including the four volume classic on Programming Methodology published by Prentice-Hall, and more than 120 scientific articles. Most recently, he co-authored his first business book "Zero Time" published by John Wiley & Sons. in August, 2000. He founded three successful software companies during the time of 1983 to 1999. Dr. Yeh served as a board member for several organizations. He has also served as a management consultant to many nations including United Nations, US, Sweden, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Singapore as well as to world-class organizations including IBM, AT&T, Siemens (Germany), IIISis (Brazil), Fujitsu (Japan), NEC (Japan), Hatachi (Japan), Price Waterhouse, Singapore Housing and Economic Development Boards, etc. He is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS), and a senior research fellow at the ICC Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He was an honorary research fellow at Fujutsu from 1976 to 1985. He is a co-founder of the Society for Design and Process Science and its first President, and co-founder of the Software Engineering Society. Dr. Yeh is a recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal, the IEEE Golden-Core award, Special Award of the IEEE Computer Society, the SDPS Awards for Scholarship and Lifetime Achievement, as well as Visionary Leadership in Information Technology Award from the government of Taiwan, among others.
Prof. Dr. Bernd J. Krämer, Board Member
Dr. Krämer is a professor at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, where he heads the Chair of Distributed Software Engineering. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of his university. He is actively involved in a range of scientific associations and institutions including: chairman of the Scientific Academy for Service Technology (ServTech), member of FTK, a research institute in the field of telecommunications, and past president of the Society for Design & Process Science. Dr. Krämer also served on the supervisory board of German IT companies. He chaired various international conferences und program committees and was a keynote speaker at international conferences. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He holds a diploma degree and a doctorate in computer science, both from the Technical University of Berlin. Prior to joining FernUniversität, he was a senior scientist of the German National Research Institute for Information Technology, Fraunhofer Center Birlinghofen, an adjunct professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, a visiting professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, at McGill University, Montreal, and at the University of California, Berkeley, and on the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering of Monash Unversity in Melbourne.
Dr. Krämer's long term research interests rest in software engineering including engineering aspects in e-learning technology, social software, an collective intelligence. He has published extensively on these topics. He is the editor-in-chief of the open access journal e-learning and education and he is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, the International Journal On Advances in Life Sciences and Springer's new journal Innovations in Systems & Software Engineering.