In this episode we speak with David Harel, who is professor of computer science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Born in London, England, he was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the institute for seven years. Harel is best known for his work on dynamic logic, computability and software engineering. In the 1980s he invented the graphical language of Statecharts, which has been adopted as part of the UML standard. He has also published expository accounts of computer science, such as his award winning 1987 book "Algorithmics: The Spirit of Computing". He currently works on many diverse topics, including visual languages, graph layout, systems biology and the communication of odours.
In this interview we touch upon different topics from David's diverse fields of study. Among other things we talk about his earlier work on statecharts, about some of the content of his books on algorithmics and his current research on modeling biological systems.
Article: D. Harel, "Biting the Silver Bullet: Toward a Brighter Future for System Development", Computer 25:1 (1992), IEEE Press, 8-20 (pdf).
Article: D. Harel, S. Maoz, S. Szekely and D. Barkan, "PlayGo: Towards a Comprehensive Tool for Scenario Based Programming", in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 25th Int. Conf. on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2010), Antwerp, Belgium, pp. 359-360. (pdf).
This month we bring you an interview with Arnoud Engelfriet. Arnoud is IT-lawyer and patent attorney. He is partner at the dutch firm ICTRecht , and his website Ius mentis is one
of the most comprehensive sites in The Netherlands on internet law, technology and intellectual property.
Arnoud writes on many (Dutch) websites like Tweakers, Security.nl, Slashdot and Rechtenforum. He is also teaches part-time at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In the interview we cover a broad range of topics regarding the law and ICT, such as licences, copyright and patents.
This interview was recorded on the 23th of April 2013 at the ICTRecht offices in Amsterdam
We are back with a bang! This episode features an in-depth interview on requirements with none other than James Robertson. James is co-author of numerous books and articles on the requirements process. He is a principal and founder of The Atlantic Systems Guild and joint originator of the Volere Requirements process, template, checklists and techniques. His areas of concern are the contribution that good requirements make to successful projects. He is also a leading proponent of the principle of introducing creativity into the requirements process.
We talk about his background in architecture, and how his experience in that profession provides inspiration for his work on innovation and creativity. We discuss some requirements techniques and how they can be used in software engineering projects, and we discuss the role of the business analist in agile teams. Finally we also discuss some patterns of project behaviour.
This interview was recorded on the 11th of April 2013 at Maarsbergen
This is another episode in our series of interviews with technical startups, this time featuring an interview with Guntur Sandino, founder and CEO of CleVR. This company is building VRET (Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy) systems, which are used to help people deal with anxieties such as fear of flying, fear of heights or claustrophobia or psychotic disorders, such as paranoia.
We talk about some of the technical details of building these systems, and about the business challenges involved in creating a company around the developed products.
This interview was recorded on the 18th of Dec 2012 at Yes!Delft.
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