WoSAR Keynote Speakers

Larry Bernstein

Larry Bernstein is the Distinguished Service Professor of Software Engineering in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.
  • He wrote "Trustworthy Systems Through Quantitative Software Engineering," with C.M. Yuhas, Wiley, 2005, ISBN 0-471-69691-9
  • He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery for innovative software leadership.
  • He is an active speaker on Trustworthy Software in the IEEE Computer Society DVP program.
  • He completed consulting assignments for companies in the area of software process improvement, is an expert witness in arbitration cases
  • He 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
  • Mr. Bernstein has eight software patents, given more than 100 talks, published two books and has written more than 50 articles on software engineering. The IEEE selected two of his articles for inclusion in best paper compendiums. He is an editor and reviewer for ACM's Computing Reviews.
  • 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 in the successful education of the principles of Software Engineering.

Chandra M. Kintala

Director, System Sciences and Academic Relations
Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore, India
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Dr. Kintala spent over 20 years doing research and managing research at Bell Labs in AT&T, Lucent and Avaya in New Jersey. Among other things, he invented with Dr. David Belanger a language and a software tool now called "Backtalk" in 80s; it is still used in AT&T for data analytics on very large databases. With Dr. Yennun Huang, he invented the concepts and components for Software-implemented Fault Tolerance and Software Rejuvenation in 90s which are now widely used in industry and academia. He was responsible for managing research on Distributed Systems and Network Software Research in Bell Labs and was also Vice President of Research Realization Center in Avaya Labs. While working in Bell Labs, he was also an Adjunct Professor and later Distinguished Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. In Sept 2006, he moved to India as the Director of Motorola Labs in Bangalore where he was responsible for research and academic partnerships in India. In Aug 2008, he joined Yahoo Labs in Bangalore where he is the Director of System Sciences and Academic Relations in India.

Dr. Kintala received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Penn State University, published 48 research papers and received 6 US patents and a Smithsonian medal sponsored by Computer World in 1998. He was the General Chair of IEEE's conference on Dependable Systems and Networks in Philadelphia in June'06, member of several technical program committees and keynote or guest speaker at academic and industry events. He is a member of FICCI and Pacific Council's Joint Task Force on Global Innovation Economy - Enhancing India-US Relations.

Kishor Trivedi

Dr. Kishor Trivedi holds the Hudson Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, Durham, NC. He has been on the Duke faculty since 1975. He is the author of a well known text entitled, Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queuing and Computer Science Applications, originally published by Prentice-Hall; a thoroughly revised second edition (including its Indian edition) of this book has been published by John Wiley. He has also published two other books entitled, Performance and Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers and Queueing Networks and Markov Chains,John Wiley. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society. He has published over 420 articles and has supervised 42 Ph.D. dissertations. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on dependable and secure computing, Journal of risk and reliability, international journal of performability engineering and international journal of quality and safety engineering. He is the recipient of 2008 IEEE Technical Achievement Award for his research on Software Aging and Rejuvenation. He works closely with industry in carrying out reliability/availability analysis, providing short courses on reliability, availability, performability modeling and in the development and dissemination of software packages such as SHARPE and SPNP.