Dr. Alain Abran

Dr. Alain Abran holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1994) from École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada) and master degrees in Management Sciences (1974) and Electrical Engineering (1975) from University of Ottawa (Canada).

He is a professor at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) – Université du Québec (Montréal, Canada). He has over 20 years of experience in teaching in a university environment as well as more than 20 years of industry experience in information systems development and software engineering. His research interests include software productivity and estimation models, software engineering foundations, software quality, software functional size measurement, software risk management and software maintenance management. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed publications and he is the author of the book ‘Software Metrics and Software Metrology’ and a co--author of the book ‘Software Maintenance Management’ (Wiley Interscience Ed.. & IEEE-CS Press).

Dr. Abran is co-editor of the 2004 version of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge – SWEBOK (see ISO 19759 and www.swebok.org) and he is the chairman of the Common Software Measurement International Consortium (COSMIC) – www.cosmicon.com