PASED - Canadian Summer School on Practical Analyses of Software Engineering Data

Keynote Speakers

  • Gail C. Murphy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Gail C. Murphy Gail C. Murphy is part of the Software Practices Laboratory. Her research focuses on developing methods and tools to help software developers manage, evolve and collaborate on the structure of the systems they are developing at design time and in source code. Some current and recent projects with which she have been involved are activity-based collaboration, Mylyn, bug triage, Hipikat and Concern Graphs. Her teaching spans from introductory computer science courses to undergraduate and graduate courses in software engineering. Current and upcoming professional activities include Keynote Speaker for Mining Software Archives Symposium and ICPC 2010. She is also on the Contributed Articles Editorial sub-board for Communications of the ACM, on the Editorial Board for ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) and an elected member-at-large for ACM SIGSOFT. In 2008, she received a UW Engineering Diamond Award (Early Career). In 2006, she received a NSERC Steacie Fellowship and the CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award. In 2005, she received the AITO Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize and a UBC Killam Research Fellowship. Her research is currently funded by NSERC, IBM, and Siemens. She is also a co-founder (and currently COO) of Tasktop Technologies, Inc. Homepage

  • Prem Devanbu, University of California, Davis, US

    Prem Devanbu Prem Devanbu is on the Faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Davis. He works in software engineering. He was member of the ed board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and recently joined the Ed board of the Springer Verlag Empirical Software Engineering Journal and Wiley Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, Research and Practice. He co-chaired the program for ICSE 2010 in Cape Town, with Seb Uchitel. Homepage

  • Alain Picard, President of Benchmark Canada and Chief Strategy Officer, Benchmark Consulting Services Inc.

    Alain PicardFor the last 17 years, Alain Picard has used his great business acumen and understanding of technologies to design and architect innovative and ground-breaking solutions for his clients. He is responsible for managing our Canadian organization and setting the technology strategy for the company. Alain brings a wealth of professional experience in successfully managing and developing mission critical systems in the retail, financial, transportation and international trade fields. Alain is also the chief architect responsible for the vision and design of IRIS, our revolutionary porting and migration platform. Alain has extensive expertise in the development and deployment of business solutions with commerce facilitators (B2B, Internet, EDI, E-Commerce) and object orientated design & programming (Java J2EE, C++, Messaging and more).

  • Maria Codipietro, Managing Director, SAP Labs Montreal & Toronto

    Maria Codipietro Maria Codipietro is the Managing Director of SAP Labs Montreal and Toronto, a subsidiary of the world’s leading provider of business software. As well as managing daily operations at SAP Labs Montreal and Toronto, Maria is also responsible for maintaining and building relationships in the Canadian software industry ecosystem, which includes government agencies, universities, research centers and local partners. She also oversees new investments as more partnerships are formed with the Canadian research community through SAP Research. Before joining the German Group in 2007, Maria was chief information officer at Equifax Canada where she was responsible for all Equifax Canada systems, development, and systems-support activities. She also held leadership roles in a variety of organizations in the financial services sector. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Maria has more than 30 years of information technology experience. She speaks Italian, French, and English, and resides in Montreal.

  • Peter Colligan, Software Architect, SAP Labs

    Peter Colligan Pete Colligan has been a software architect with SAP since 2007. Since then, he has designed and implemented various enterprise projects in the Retail space. In his current role he is on a team responsible for research, architecture, and new technology innovation for SAP Retail products. Before joining SAP in 2005, Pete had contracts with both start-up and government research organizations that built applications and conducted research on or related to "Big Data". He has been an author and presenter on over 13 scientific publications and holds a graduate degree in Computer Engineering from Arizona State University. He currently resides in Montreal with his wife Annie. LinkedIn

  • Kal Murtaja, Quality Engineer, SAP Labs

    Kal Murtaja Kal Murtaja has graduated from University of Texas at El Paso in 1991 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration, majoring in Computer Information System. He has had worked with many valuable computer projects from the start to the end. He loves software testing and believes strongly that any software would not be completed without it. He is working as Quality Engineer (QE) in SAP, responsible for the planning and delivery of the quality activities and takes care that these activities are performed with high efficiency in compliance with the quality guidelines in order to ensure that the project meets customer expectations. He has been married for the last 18 years and has one lovely daughter.

  • Marc-André Decoste, Google Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

    Marc-André Decoste Marc-André graduated from the DIRO at the Université de Montréal in Computer Science and Math in 1991. He started working for Softimage in 1993 after two years of graduate studies at the DIRO. After over 13 years at Softimage/Microsoft/Avid as a Software Developer, Team Lead, Development Manager and Senior Software Architect Marc-André decided to join Google as a Senior Software Developer to go back to the basics in 2007. Though he has the soul of an artist as a creative writer, photographer, singer song writer and filmmaker hobbyist, he is a passionate programmer that always strive to improve the individual as well as the team level software development productivity. Marc-André currently works on the Chrome project, an open source Internet browser that aims at pushing the limits of the Web further and further more. He also works on a system to automate testing of software products on many different configurations of OS platform and installed software combinations.

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