Director – Professor Mike Hinchey
Professor Mike Hinchey is Director of Lero and Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick. Prof. Hinchey was previously Director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland. He remains as a consultant to NASA. Professor Hinchey, a native of Limerick city, is a graduate of UL where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal as leading student in his graduating year. He was awarded an M.Sc in Computation at the University of Oxford and a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. Professor Hinchey has held a number of professorships, both visiting and permanent, in a number of Universities including the University of Nebraska, The Queen’s University of Belfast, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of Skovde in Sweden and University of Queensland in Australia.
Particular areas of software research for Professor Hinchey include Formal Methods, Autonomous Systems and Software Reliability. His work with NASA was implemented in various space projects and will be incorporated in future missions. He helped make NASA missions self-managing and able to proceed to terrains that were previously inaccessible. He also helped develop significant advances in survivability, with consequent less likelihood of mission failure. Professor Hinchey has published widely and is very well known in the international computing community.
Contact Details : Tel: +353-61-233607 Email: Mike Hinchey
Chief scientist - Professor Bashar Nuseibeh
Professor Bashar Nuseibeh is Professor of Software Engineering in the University of Limerick and Chief Scientist at Lero. Professor Nuseibeh was formerly Chair and Director of Research in Computing at The Open University (OU), where he continues to supervise students and assist with research direction. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. Earlier in his career he was a Reader at Imperial College and Head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. His research interests are in software requirements and design, security and privacy, process modelling and technology, and technology transfer. He has published over 130 refereed papers and consulted widely with industry, working with organisations such as the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS), Texas Instruments, Praxis Critical Systems, Philips Research Labs, and NASA. He has also served as Principal or Co- Investigator on a number of research projects on software engineering, security engineering, and learning technologies.
Professor Nuseibeh is Editor Emeritus of the Automated Software Engineering Journal, and a member of the Editorial Board of several other journals. He recently became Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, having previously been Chair of the Steering Committee of ICSE, the International Conference on Software Engineering. He has served as Programme Chair of major conferences in his field, including the ASE’98, RE’01, and ICSE’05. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and is a Chartered Engineer. He has received several research and service awards, including a Philip Leverhulme Prize for research contributions to software engineering (2002), an ICSE Most Influential Paper Award (2003), a Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2005), a Fellowship of Automated Software Engineering (2007), and an IFIP Outstanding Service Award (2009).
Contact Details : Tel: +353-61-233761 Email: Bashar Nuseibeh