Jorge Díaz-Herrera

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Jorge Díaz-Herrera, dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, joined RIT in 2002.

Díaz-Herrera came to RIT from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga., where he was professor and department head of computer science, one of the university's largest departments with more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. He was also program coordinator of the university's Yamacraw project, an economic development initiative to establish Georgia as a world leader in the design of broadband infrastructure systems, devices and chips.

Díaz-Herrera specializes in software architecture models, design paradigms and tools; and application areas of artificial intelligence and real-time systems. He has over 70 professional publications and has consulted for firms and government agencies including MITRE Corp., the New York Stock Exchange, the Institute for Defense Analyses and others. He is co-editor of the software engineering volume of the computing curricula effort of the Association for Computer Machinery and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Computer Society. He is currently co-writing the book, Component-Based Software Engineering: A Model-Based Approach.

Other positions he has held include visiting scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, chair of software engineering at Monmouth University and senior technical staff member at Carnegie Mellon University. He has instructed computer science and computing systems at George Mason University, SUNY Binghamton, Universidad Centro-Occidental and Empresa Regional de Computación, both in Venezuela, and the University of Lancaster in England.

A native of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Díaz-Herrera earned an undergraduate degree in systems analysis from the Universidad Centro Occidental and masters and doctoral degrees in computer studies from the University of Lancaster.