Speaker: Professor Norman F. Schneidewind
...Dr. Norman F. Schneidewind is Professor of Information Sciences and Director of the Software Metrics Research Center in the Division of Computer and Information Sciences and Operations at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he teaches and performs research in software engineering and computer networks.Dr. Schneidewind is a Fellow of the IEEE, elected in 1992 for "contributions to software measurement models in reliability and metrics, and for leadership in advancing the field of software maintenance".He is the developer of the Schneidewind software reliability model that is used by NASA to assist in the prediction of software reliability of the Space Shuttle, by the Naval Surface Warfare Center for Trident software reliability prediction, and by the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity for distributed system software reliability assessment and prediction.
This model is one of the models recommended by the American National Standards Institute
and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Recommended Practice for Software Reliability
.In addition, the model is implemented in the Statistical Modeling and Estimation of Reliability Functions for Software (SMERFS), software reliability-modeling tool.He
has published widely in the fields of software reliability and metrics.
In 1993 and 1999 he
received an award for outstanding research achievements by the Naval Postgraduate School
.He was Chairman of the Working Group that produced the IEEE Standard 1061-1992, Standard for a Software Quality Metrics Methodology and its revision in 1998.
In 1993 he
was given the IEEE Computer Society's Outstanding Contribution Award "for work leading to the establishment of IEEE Standard 1061-1992".In addition, he
was given the IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award "for his
long,term committed work in advancing the cause of software engineering standards".Prof. Schneidewind
was recognized by the IEEE
Standards Board in the "Awards Spotlight" of the IEEE Standards Bearer, Vol.13, No., February 1999, p.6, for the publication of his
standard: "IEEE Standard for a Software Quality Methodology (Revision), 1998".Richard J. Holleman, Chairman of the IEEE Standard Board also recognized Prof. Schneidewind's excellence in standards development in his letter of 4 June 1999.
...The IEEE Software Engineering Standards Committee has appointed Prof. Schneidewind as the Chair of the Working Group to develop a Standard Dictionary of Measures of the Software Aspects of Dependability and a Guide for the Use of Standard Dictionary of Measures of Software Aspects of Dependability. He is a member of the IEEE\CS Fellows Committee that evaluates candidates for that grade and has been elected three times a member of the Management Board of the IEEE Software Engineering Standards Committee that sets policy for the development of IEEE software engineering standards.He serves as Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering He was recognized for his contributions to the IEEE Computer Society by being named to the "Golden Core" of volunteers. Dr. Schneidewind served for several years as a member of the Department of Defense Software Engineering Institute Measurement Steering Committee.Currently he is a member of the DoD Software Collaborators Group.He also served on the AIAA Software Reliability Blue Ribbon Committee that produced the ANSI/AIAA Recommended Practice on Software Reliability.Dr. Schneidewind is also a former Editor of the IEEE Computer Magazine Standards Department and Vice Chair for Standards of the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering for several terms.He
is past Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation
has served on the National Science Foundation Software Engineering and Languages panel to review research proposals in this area. Dr. Schneidewind
organized the first Conference on Software Maintenance in 1983.He
was the General Chair for the International Conference on Software Maintenance in 1996 and in 2000.He was also the General Chair of the International Symposium for Software Reliability Engineering-1994 and Program Chair of the 9th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems,1989.Prof. Schneidewind
has been appointed to the International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering policy committee that has the responsibility of drafting a long-range plan for the content and organization of the symposium. Dr. Schneidewind
is an IEEE Computer Society
Distinguished Visitor Program speaker and an IEEE Computer Society Chapters Tutorial Program speaker and has been an invited speaker at the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Irvine; Linkoping University
, Sweden; Technical University of Dresden, Germany; speaker in the "Distinguished Speakers Series" at Florida Atlantic University; The National University of Singapore; British Telcom Laboratories, U.K.; Laboratoire d' Automatique et d'Analyse des Systems, France; NASA Johnson Space Center; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Sandia National Laboratories; Santa Clara Valley IEEE Product Safety Technical Committee
and System Safety Society; Santa Clara Valley Software Quality Association; Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the IEEE Reliability Society; and the Naval Surface Warfare Center
has also been a keynote speaker at the Stan Ackerman Institute
, Technical University of Eindhoven
, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe '96, Switzerland; The Institute of Decision Science
, Claremont McKenna College; and the Conference on Software Maintenance, Miami, Florida.He
has also presented many tutorials at International Symposium for Software Reliability Engineering, International Conference on Software Maintenance, Quality Week, and Software Technology Conference. Prior to joining the Naval Postgraduate School, Dr. Schneidewind held several technical management positions in the computer industry, where he directed a number of projects, including the National Marine Data Program, Executive Office of the President; National Traffic Data Center, U.S. Department of Transportation; studies on information systems for the Library of Congress; Bay Area Rapid Transit System computer control system; California State Utilities Commission; Navy Submarine Logistics project, and the Marin County data processing study.He also managed the development of a 100 million record title company tax and lien application and was the manager of a 60-person computer center that processed these applications.He
received the Commissioner's Award of the U.S. Bureau of Customs
for "Contributions to the Data Processing Advisory Panel". Dr. Schneidewind has a B.S.E.E., University of California (Berkeley); a M.S.E.E. and a M.S.C.S., San Jose State University; a M.S.O.R. (ENGR) and a Doctorate with a major in O.R., University of Southern California.He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies and Sigma Xi research society and holds the Certificate in Data Processing (CDP) from the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals.He
is listed in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering".