Bernstein presents software engineering lecture at Langston University

Stevens professor will address an audience of computer science and MIS students

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Lawrence Bernstein, and Industry Research Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology, will be giving a lecture at Langston University, located in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday, Nov. 13 at 11:00 a.m. Bernstein will address issues in software engineering for an audience of computer science and MIS students.

Bernstein is a recognized expert in software engineering. At Stevens, he teaches graduate and undergraduate software engineering courses and directs the Stevens Quantitative Software Engineering Program. His research interest is in trustworthy software.

He is a distinguished speaker on Trustworthy Software of the IEEE Computer and Communications Society, editor of the Thresholds Column for the Journal of Systems and Network Management, a member of the Board of the Center for National Software Studies and Director of the New Jersey Center for Software Engineering.

He completed consulting assignments for companies in the area of software process improvement, for one company in determining the split R&D and software assets when it acquired another company, was an expert witness in arbitration cases where he assessed the quality and origins of a large software system, and advised another company on the unreasonableness of their claims against another company. He has worked with Coopers-Price Waterhouse's Technology Center for several clients.

Bernstein had a 35-year distinguished career at Bell Laboratories in managing large software projects and since retirement heads his own consulting firm. At Bell Labs he became a Chief Technical Officer of the Operations Systems Business Unit and an Executive Director. In addition to these Bell Labs positions he was the Operations Systems Vice President of AT&T Network Systems from 1992 to 1996. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and a Fellow of the leading software organization, the Association for Computing Machinery. He is a member of the Russian Information Academy; a visiting Associate of University of Southern California's Center for Software Engineering. Bernstein also is a member of the honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu and was awarded the coveted Bell South "Eagle" for seminal contributions to their automatic service provisioning systems.

Bernstein has eight software patents, given 27 talks, published one book and has written 62 articles on software engineering. The IEEE selected two of his articles for inclusion in best paper compendiums. He conceived of the notion of software rejuvenation, encouraged worked on studying the dynamic behavior of software, applied and extended software management techniques in the 1960s and led the work on adopting intermediate level languages in support of military software development. He led the development of store and forward message switching software stabilizing a system that was out of control and about to be cancelled. He saw the need for advances in database management when he was project manager of a large database system. The inventions that developed from this work laid the foundation for a system that manages 100 million accounts of telephone company customers. His work on project management reviews is taught at universities. Recently he has pioneered the use of live through case histories with David Klappholz in the successful education of undergraduates to the principles of Software Engineering.


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