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10/15/2015  |   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   |  International IV-V

Keynote Address
Like Olives, 3rd Party Software Has Pits

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Jeff Voas (Primary Presenter), US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), jeffrey.m.voas@gmail.com;
Jeffrey Voas is a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital (1992). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]. He received two U.S. patents and has over 200 publications. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Voas received the U.S. Department of Commerce's Gold medal in 2014 for his efforts in vetting apps for smartphones for U.S. soldiers in mid-East conflicts. Voas's current research interests include software certification, rebooting computing, and the underlying science of IoT. Voas is an Adjunct Chair Professor of Computer Science at the National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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