David Weiss, director of software technology research at Avaya Laboratories will be the featured guest in the next installment of the Dean’s Lecture Series, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology’s B. Thomas Golisano of Computing and Information Sciences.
Weiss will present “Architecture of Product Lines” at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Golisano College auditorium on the RIT campus. The free, public event will be followed by a reception.
Weiss’ talk will focus on the considerations in defining and designing a product line, particularly the attributes of a good software product line architecture and how such an architecture might change the economics of software development.
Weiss research includes the modular structure of software systems and his work in software product-line engineering as a co-inventor of the Synthesis process, and its successor the FAST process.
Before working at Avaya, Weiss was the director of the Software Production Research Department at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, which conducted research on how to improve the effectiveness of software development.