• Andreas Jedlitschka, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern, Germany,
    andreas [dot] jedlitschka ~ at ~ iese dot fraunhofer dot de
  • Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, NC, US, l
    awilli3 ~ at ~ ncsu dot edu

Andreas Jedlitschka heads the department “Data Engineering” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He had leading roles in several research projects and works regularly in transfer projects with industry, mainly in Germany. He has conducted a number of studies in organizations both qualitative and quantitative. He has co-organized several workshops satellite to conferences such as ICSE, ESEM, and PROFES. He has chaired several positions in conferences, participated in panels, and does reviews for international journals. He represents the institute in ISERN for more than ten years. He has published widely in international scientific conferences and journals.

Laurie Williams is the Interim Department Head of Computer Science and a Professor in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Laurie is a co-director of the NCSU Science of Security Lablet. Laurie’s research focuses on software security particularly in relation to healthcare IT; agile software development practices and processes, particularly continuous deployment; and software reliability, software testing and analysis. Laurie has more than 230 refereed publications. Laurie was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2011, and is an NSF CAREER award winner. In 2009, she was honored to receive the ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award. Laurie has been involved in working collaboratively with high tech industries like ABB Corporation, Cisco, IBM Corporation, Merck, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, Red Hat, Sabre Airline Solutions, SAS, Tekelec (now Oracle), and other healthcare IT companies. They also extensively evaluate open source software.