Fellow. Dr. Roberto Erick Lopez-Herrejon
Dr. Roberto E. Lopez-Herrejon is currently an Intra-European Marie CurieFellow (2010-2012) at the Systems Engineering and Automation Institute of Johannes KeplerUniversity. He originally joined the institute as a postdoctoral researcher in 2009. Prior to that, he was a lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Bournemouth University in the UK. From 2005to 2008, he was a Career Development Fellow in the Computing Laboratory at University of Oxford, as part of the Software Engineering Programme.Dr. Lopez-Herrejon obtained his PhD in Computer Sciences from The University ofTexas at Austin in 2006. He received a Fulbright Fellowship (1998-2001) to start his PhD studies. His areas of interests are Software Product Lines,Model-Driven Development, Software Composition, Consistency Checking, SoftwareArchitecture, Feature-Oriented Software Development, and Generative Programming.
Scholarships and Fellowships
- Career Development Fellowship. Funded by the Higher Education Founding Council of England (HEFCE) to purse postdoctoral studies and teaching at the University of Oxford from 2005-2008.
- Fulbright Scholarship 1998-2001. The most prestigious US scholarship founded by the State Department and the Fulbright Commission to bring world-wide outstanding students to pursue higher education degrees in the US.
- College of Natural Sciences Summer 1999 Fellowship. Tuition fellowship offered by the University of Texas at Austin to those students with best GPA.
- National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT). Scholarship offered by the Mexican government to fund graduate studies at recognized research institutes in Mexico. Fall 96-Summer 98.
Scientist in Charge. Prof. Alexander Egyed
The scientist in charge is Prof. Dr. Alexander Egyed who is the head of SEA. He joined the Johannes Kepler University in 2008 after 12 years of doctoral study and industrial work in the USA, and a short stay as a Research Fellow at the University College London, UK. His research interests and expertise include incremental and iterative software modelling, requirements engineering, consistency checking and resolution, traceability, and round-trip engineering. An article in the journal of the Communications of the ACM (June 2007), recognized him as the 10th best scholar in software engineering, and the very top of software engineering scholar in Europe.
Prof. Egyed has a strong track record for working on software-intensive systems in inter-disciplinary domains. He worked with the Northrop Grumman Company, Sarnoff, and Honeywell on integrating and testing a system that autonomously controls teams of unmanned vehicles. Previously, he worked with the Boeing Company and the Carnegie Mellon University on defining and integrating product-line architectures for avionics systems. Before that, he helped the Mitre Corporation in the development and evaluation of collaborative agents for target detection and tracking in sensor grids. He also completed a project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on providing self-healing support for a legacy DoD air tasking order system. Dr. Egyed’s work has been supported by several large research grants from the USA and UK. He co-authored five of these grants covering over USD 3,000,000 and he was a principal investigator on two of them covering USD 800,000. He currently is the PI of a three-years project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). His work has led to over 50 refereed publications in scientific books, journals, and conferences (not counting workshops or non-referred publications). While his work covers a broad spectrum of research issues in software and systems engineering, it does centre on the desire to better integrate modelling into the software development process.