boris beizer smallACADEMIC: BS Physics, City College of New York, August 1956. MSEE University of Pennsylvania, August 1962. PhD Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, May 1966.

PUBLICATION: Published author of 13 technical books and two novels (under pseudonym) and many papers and articles in various journals. The latest five books were: Software Quality Reflections (2000), Black Box Testing (1995), Software Testing Techniques (2nd Ed.1990), The Frozen keyboard: Living With Bad Software (1988), and Software System Testing and Quality Assurance, (1984).

MISCELLANEOUS: Keynote speaker and general session speaker (1984-1999) and conference board member, International Software Testing Conference. Conference board member and speaker (1991-1999), Quality Week and Quality Week Europe
Conferences(1993-2000); Speaker QAI National Software Test Conference (1987,1988, 1991-1993). Speaker National CASEcon, 1989, CASE WORLD 1991. Speaker, Cutter Consortium summit conference. Speaker PSQT 1998 conference. Editorial board Software Testing and Verification. Referee and reviewer for IEEE, ACM, IFIPS, AFIPS, Plenum Press, McGraw Hill/TAB books, Simon & Shuster, Van Nostrand, and Wiley. Software Engineering series editor, McGraw Hill/TAB professional and Reference books. Listed in: Wiley Encyclopedia of Software Engineering, Wikipedia.


1/83 to Present
Independent Consultant
As an independent consultant, consults to industrial, computer, and software clients on software testing and performance; provides training, policy formation, software development process design and critiques, seminars, research, and other technical services related to software testing and quality assurance, system analysis and modeling. Clients include: Abbott Laboratories, Applied Materials Inc., AT&T, Banker’s Trust, Banyan Systems, Beckman, Bell Northern Research, Contel ASC, Cray, DEC, EDS, Ericsson, Exxon, General Instruments, General Motors, GTE, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intermec, Israel Aircraft Industries, Kodak, Lotus, Mentor Graphics, MCI, Microsoft, Miles Laboratories, NCR, Nokia, Nortel, Novell, Pitney Bowes, Sandia, SCO, Shlumberger Geoquest, Siemens, Software Digest, S.W.I.F.T., Verilog, US Defense Communications Agency.

7/66 to 10/87
Chief Scientist, Data Systems Analysts, Inc.
Software firm that specializes in the design of custom software systems for computer and system manufacturers, military and civil organizations (e.g. FAA, DCA, U.S. Army, Canadian Department of Defense, etc.), international corporations such as SITA, Hitachi and Shell. The work centered around: 1) software testing, validation, quality assurance, and security testing; 2) system capacity measurement, modeling, testing, and planning, 3) system architecture: hardware, software, product planning, critiques, and specifications.

Navigation Computer Corporation, Valley Forge Pa. (defunct) Chief Logic Designer
Small manufacturer that produced a product-line of digital function modules. Designed the company's 400 series product line and several special-purpose computers.

Philco-Ford Corporation, Computer Division, Willow Grove Pa. Project Engineer.
Research and logic design of discrete component switching systems that operated at 3 nanosecond rates. Research in logic design, design automation, and system architecture.

Airborne Instrument Laboratories, Farmingdale, Long Island. Senior Engineer.
Requirements analysis, modeling, operations research, and system design for a satellite-borne electronic intelligence systems. Support studies of problems related to space borne computer and ELINT systems.

Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island. Senior Engineer.
Analysis of air-inlet instabilities and control problems for the XF-103 and F105B aircrafts. Design of wind tunnel inlet test program. Simulation of cabin environment control.

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dept of Anesthesiology, Junior Engineer.
Under direction of senior engineering and medical personnel, design and development of: blood pH meter, Cournant needle anti-coagulation system, temperature following system, remote controlled cardiac catheter: constructed, maintained, and/or operated instruments used in physiological monitoring.

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