Alain Abran, Ph.D
Professor and the Director of the Software Engineering Research Laboratory at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) - Université du Québec
Dr. 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 20 years of industry experience in information systems development and software engineering management. 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 papers. He is the author of the books ‘Software Project Estimation’, ‘Software Metrics and Software Metrology’ and a co--author of the book ‘Software Maintenance Management’ (Wiley Interscience Ed. & IEEE-CS Press).
Dr. Abran is also the 2004 co-executive editor of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge – SWEBOK (www.swebok.org) and he is the chairman of the Common Software Measurement International Consortium (COSMIC) – http://cosmic-sizing.org/. A number of Dr. Abran research works have influenced international standards in software engineering (i.e., ISO 19761, ISO 19759, ISO 14143-3, etc.).