Dr. Clemente Izurieta (Director)

Dr. Izurieta is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Montana State University. Born in Santiago, Chile. His research interests include empirical software engineering, design and architecture of software systems, design patterns, the measurement of software quality and ecological modelling. Dr. Izurieta has approximately 16 years experience working for various R&D labs at Hewlett Packard and Intel Corporation. When not teaching, Clem and his wife(Sharlyn) can be found in the local trails, running, hiking or snow shoeing!

Research Students

Isaac Griffith (PhD Student)

Isaac Griffith is currently a doctoral student in the Computer Science Department at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.

Currently Isaac holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Computer Science both from Montana State University.

Isaac's current focus is on software engineering and more specifically Technical Debt which is being investigated through continued work on TrueRefactor. His other research interests include automated software engineering, model driven architecture, interface driven design, parallel and concurrent software design, data mining, and machine learning.

Derek Reimanis (PhD Student)

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at MSU-Bozeman. I am from Golden, Colorado, a mountain town centered around a small college. I held an internship in Golden this past summer with CoorsTek, the world's largest ceramics manufacturing company. While there, I programmed with software to make it easier for others to record dimensional analysis tests of ceramic parts. My interests in computing lie primarily in networking and system administration. I enjoy learning of the challenges that new networking algorithms must face. Also, and in part due to my internship, I am proficient at software testing; making sure that a user will not be confused or have difficulties with a process.

Shamim Hafiz (MS Student)

Shamim is an MS student from Bangladesh.                                                                                                                                                         

Rachael Luhr (MS Student)

I am a junior in Computer Science at Montana State University. I am originally from Miles City, MT, where I was born and raised. I have always been interested in computers and programming but never had many opportunities before college to learn about them. As of now, I don't have any plans for after college, but I hope to get out and find a job that I really enjoy. I have held a summer internship sponsored by NASA and the Montana Space Grant Consortium. I worked on an interdisciplinary team of female engineers. We designed a high altitude balloon payload to carry a custom radiation sensor that was developed by an MSU graduate team. This experience taught me valuable skills for working with other engineers while adhering to the principles of systems engineering. I am very focused and good at translating details into a "big picture" view.

Melissa Dale (PhD Student)

I am originally from Glasgow, MT. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montana State University in 2006 with a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Physics, as well as a BA in Modern Languages and a degree from the Honors College. I have had a number of CS internships, including RightNow Technologies and Webfilings. Currently I am working towards my masters thesis investigating design pattern decay and technical debt. My hobbies include fishing, movies, and pursuing global domination.