ISORC 2013 Keynote speech
Douglas C. Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (TN), USA:
Over the past two decades, Prof. Schmidt has led influential R&D efforts at the University of California, Irvine; Washington University, St. Louis; the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA); and Vanderbilt University. In these efforts, he has conducted and managed research projects on a range of topics, including patterns, optimization techniques, and empirical analyses of software frameworks that facilitate the development of quality of service (QoS)-enabled middleware and model-driven engineering (MDE) techniques/tools for distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) systems running over high-speed networks and embedded system interconnects. At Vanderbilt University he directs the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) Group at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), which is one of the leading research groups on middleware platforms and MDE tools for DRE systems. The R&D efforts he has led have had a significant impact on academic research and commercial practice. For example, he is listed as the 151st most cited computer scientist out of a population of 790,329 authors (citeseer.ist.psu.edu/allcitedn.html). Scores of universities throughout the world also use the middleware and MDE tools his DOC Group has developed as the basis for their research and teaching efforts. Moreover, the middleware platforms and MDE tools developed in his DOC Group is used by thousands of developers in hundreds of companies (such as Boeing, Cisco, Ericsson, Kodak, Lockheed Martin, Lucent, Motorola, NASA/JPL, Nokia, Nortel, Raytheon, SAIC, Siemens, Sprint, and Telcordia) in a wide range of domains (such as telecommunications, medical imaging, realtime avionics, process automation, and distributed interactive simulation).