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Dr. Chris Kemerer

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Dr. Chris F. Kemerer is the David M. Roderick Professor of Information Systems at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and an Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

He received the B.S. degree magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where his dissertation topic was “Measurement of Software Development Productivity”.

His current research interests include management and measurement issues in information systems and software engineering, and he has published more than seventy articles on these topics in a number of professional and academic journals, including Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information and Software Technology, Information Systems Research, Information Technology and Management, Management Science, Marketing Science, MIS Quarterly, Sloan Management Review, and others, as well as editing two books. He is an ISI/Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science, and an INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow.

He has been invited to address audiences in over a dozen different countries and numerous cities throughout the United States. He is the winner of many Katz Excellence in Teaching awards, and has been twice voted by his students as the Executive MBA Distinguished Professor of the Year at the University of Pittsburgh.

He is a former Principal of American Management Systems Inc., a Washington, DC area-based software development and consulting firm where he designed, developed and managed software projects for a variety of public and private sector clients. He continues to serve industry in a variety of roles, including consulting, executive education, and expert testimony.

Dr. Kemerer serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Annals of Software Engineering, Communications of the ACM, Empirical Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Organizational Computing, the Journal of Software Quality, and MIS Quarterly, and is a member of INFORMS, ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society. He is a past Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research, Departmental Editor for Information Systems at Management Science, Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly, and the co-founder of the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), which has met continuously for over twenty-five years.