Professor of Software Engineering, ETH Zurich: Chair of Software Engineering.
Blogger on software engineering & other topics. Director of annual LASER software engineering summer school (this year's edition is the 10th, with the theme Software for the Cloud and Big Data). General chair of ESEC/FSE 2013 (European Software Engineering Conference / Foundations of Software Engineering).
Some books: Touch of Class: Learning to Program Well, Using Objects & Contracts (derived from the introductory programming course at ETH); Object-Oriented Software Construction, second edition.
Our work covers most areas of software engineering, with Eiffel & Design by Contract as the unifying thread. Main topics:
Program verification: on the basis of Eiffel's Design by Contract & the EiffelStudio IDE, buiding an environment allowing "Verification As a Matter Of Course".
Tool & method support for distributed development.
Programming education: novel pedagogical approaches.
Languages & methodology: new programming language constructs, software process, agile methods.
Empirical software engineering.
Software engineering for robotics.
The course project in the Distributed Software Engineering Laboratory brings together students from ETH and many universities around the world, who build a system collaboratively. We welcome universities interested in joining.
New in Fall 2013: Robotics Programming Laboratory, open to CS & mechanical engineering students.
Other graduate & undergraduate courses: Software Verification; Concepts of Concurrent Computation; programming language courses (Eiffel in Depth, Java & C# in Depth); Software Architecture; Open-Source EiffelStudio Laboratory; independent-research courses. See course page.
Education: École Polytechnique, Paris; Stanford (MS in Comp. Sc.); École Nat. Sup. Télécom., Paris; DEA Univ. P & M Curie; MA in Russian from Sorbonne (Paris IV); Univ. of Nancy (Dr. Sc.).
CV: Électricité de France 1974-1983; Univ. of California Santa Barbara 1983-1985; Eiffel Software, Santa Barbara since 1985 (president until 2001, then CTO); ETH Zurich since Oct. 2001 (department chair 2004-2006).
Other positions: CEO of Société des Outils du Logiciel 1986-1990; adjunct professor, Monash Univ., Melbourne 1998-2003; chairman of TOOLS conferences 1988-2012 (after 50 conferences we declared The Triumph of Objects and closed the series).
Awards: Jolt Award (for Object-Oriented Software Construction); Dahl-Nygaard prize; honorary doctorate, ITMO; ACM Software System Award; ACM Fellow; IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award; ERC Advanced Investigator Grant.
Memberships: Académie des Technologies, Academia Europaea, IFIP WG2.3, boards of Informatics Europe & ACM Europe. Earlier: IFIP TC2 (Switzerland representative 2004-2011, chair of committee 2009-2011); board of IMAG, Grenoble 2005-2008; scientific board of U. Paris VI (P & M Curie) 2008-2012; IEEE 60th Anniversary Award committee; ACM nominating committee 2007-2008. Played important role in creation of: Colloque de Génie Logiciel (French software engineering conference); European Software Engineering Conference (first steering committee chair); TSI (Technology and Science of Informatics, first editor-in-chief); Journal of Object Technology (publisher 2002-2010); Informatics Europe (first president 2006-2011).