Scientist David Parnas Concludes Visit to Birzeit University

Software engineering professor David Parnas concluded a three-day visit to Birzeit University’s Faculty of Information Technology on April 25, 2013. During his visit, many workshops in the field of software engineering and project management were held for the faculty’s students.
The workshops addressed the proper and scientific manner of software development, which is often ignored by software developers. He says that there will be more cooperation with the Faculty of Information Technology in the future to establish a master’s program in software engineering.
Faculty Dean Ali Jaber confirmed that these workshops are part of an overall faculty policy to broaden students’ knowledge about software engineering and the right mechanisms for identifying the correct methods used globally for programming and documenting projects.
David Lorge Parnas holds the NSERC/Bell Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering in the McMaster University Faculty of Engineering's Computing and Software Department where he is Director of the Software Engineering Program. He has authored more than 200 papers and reports in a distinguished private sector and academic career.