Alexander L. Wolf


Alexander L. Wolf

Imperial College London
Department of Computing
180 Queen's Gate
London, UK SW7 2AZ

Tel: +44 (0) 207 594 8355
Fax: +44 (0) 207 594 8282

Alexander L. Wolf is a professor in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London (UK). He also holds an affiliated appointment in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder (US).

Alex received the B.A. degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, majoring in both Geology and Computer Science. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Alex was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories (now AT&T Labs Research and Bell Laboratories) in Murray Hill, New Jersey, before joining the University of Colorado faculty. During his years at the University of Colorado, Alex held the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor. He also held the Charles Victor Schelke Chair in the College of Engineering. At the University of Lugano he helped found the Faculty of Informatics, the first computer science faculty in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.

Alex's research interests are directed toward the discovery of principles and development of technologies to support the engineering of large, complex software systems. He has published in the areas of software engineering, distributed systems, networking, security, and database management.

Alex serves as Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group (SIG) Governing Board (SGB) and is a member of the Executive Committee (EC) of the ACM Council, the governing authority of the 95000-member professional association. He chairs the ACM Software System Award committee and is a member of the ACM Europe Council. Alex serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Computer Society journal Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) and the Research Highlights section of ACM's flagship publication Communications of the ACM (CACM). He is a participant in the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP). Alex previously served as Vice Chair and then Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), on the editorial boards of the ACM journal Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) and the Wiley journal Software Process - Improvement and Practice (SPIP), and has chaired a number of international program committees.

Alex is a Fellow of the ACM, a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), holder of a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award, and recipient of an ACM SIGSOFT Research Impact Award.

Please visit Alex's homepage at Imperial College London.