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Wolf Appointed to Charles Victor Schelke Chair


September 2005

Professor Alexander Wolf of the Department of Computer Science was recently appointed the Charles Victor Schelke Chair in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Wolf also holds an appointment as Professor in the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Previously, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

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At the University of Colorado, Dr. Wolf was the founding director of the Computer and Communications Security Center, and is a faculty affiliate of the Science and Technology Policy Research Center and the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles. He also directs the Software Engineering Research Laboratory. His interests are in the discovery of principles and development of technologies to support the engineering of large, complex software systems. Dr. Wolf has conducted research in the areas of large-scale distributed software systems, object-oriented database management systems, software process measurement and evaluation, and program analysis tools. He helped define the fields of software architecture, software deployment, self-managed software systems, and content-based networking. He has published papers in a variety of areas, including software architecture, software process, and configuration management, and most recently in the areas of security, survivability, dynamic reconfiguration, and networking. These projects have resulted in the construction of several innovative prototypes in use today.

Dr. Wolf received a BA degree in Geology and Computer Science from Queens College, City University of New York. He received the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr. Wolf served as Chair of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT). He is a member of the ACM Council and the National Software Strategy Steering Group of the Center for National Software Studies. He is on the executive committee of the Impact Project, which is aimed at understanding and documenting the impact of software engineering research on software engineering practice. He served on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, and the Software Process Journal. Dr. Wolf has been a program chair of several international conferences, including the 2000 International Conference on Software Engineering.

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