IBM Research – Haifa, Israel
Gabi Zodik is the Mobile First Research Global Leader, as well as the Department Group Manager of the IBM Haifa Research Lab Mobile and Industry Solutions Dept. He oversees the lab’s research and development efforts in Mobile, Space Time Services, Wearables, IoT, System Engineering, and emerging Cloud Computing platforms. In his MobileFirst global role, Gabi oversees all the research activities in Mobile. Mobile technologies are revolutionizing our personal lives and transforming the way we do business. MobileFirst technologies from IBM are helping enable this transformation in businesses, whether internally for business processes or externally for customer facing systems using front office digitization. The large variety of heterogeneous platforms is one of the many challenges associated with developing and managing mobile applications. IBM Research is investigating all these hurdles and address the entire application lifecycle. These innovations include: tools for mobile application creation for non-programmers, advanced runtime services such as location and data synchronization for omni channel services, advanced testing services, security analysis and certification, and application usage analytics. These capabilities support both hybrid and native application development. He also serves as the relationship manager for IBM MobileFirst, and Rational with Research. He has an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion, and an MBA from the University of Haifa.
Virginia Tech, USA
Eli Tilevich is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and the College of Engineering Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech. Tilevich’s research interests lie on the Systems end of Software Engineering, with a particular emphasis on distributed systems, mobile applications, middleware, software energy efficiency, automated program transformation, and CS education. He has published over 60 refereed research papers on these subjects. His research awards include a Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award and an IBM Faculty Award. Tilevich has earned a B.A. summa cum laude in Computer Science/Math from Pace University, an M.S. in Information Systems from NYU, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. At Virginia Tech, Tilevich leads the Software Innovations lab. The lab’s research projects have been supported by NSF, ONR, AFOSR, and private industry.
Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)
Dominik Magin studied computer science at Technical University of Kaiserslautern with focus on software engineering. Since 2013, he is working as an engineer at Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany. His particular interests are human-computer interaction, user experience, and mobile software engineering. He is currently working on several projects including software-engineering best-practices in agile processes, and crowd-sourcing and –sensing in emergency situations at large-scale events. Besides that, he has several years of experience in developing web-applications and iOS applications and has a special interest in wearable devices, such as glasses and watches.
University of L’aquila, Italy
Henry Muccini is an Associate Professor in Computer Science from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. He received is PhD degree from the University of Rome – La Sapienza in 2002, and he has been visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine. My research interests are in the Software Engineering field, and more specifically, on software architecture descriptions and analysis, model driven engineering, engineering CPS, and engineering mobile applications. In the latter topic, Henry and his group are proposing a multi-view domain-specific modeling language for mobile applications, as well as a framework for collaborative modeling of mobile applications. Henry will co-chair the Program Committee of WICSA 2016 (the 13th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture), he is an editorial board member of IEEE Software, a member of the IFIP WG 2.10 on Software Architecture, the person in charge for three international double degree master programmes Computer Science and Software Engineering, and the responsible of the CINI laboratory on Smart Cities and Communities at the University of L’Aquila.