David Parnas

David Parnas

Pioneer of Software Engineering

Software Aging — Why it happens and how to reduce it

Dr David Lorge Parnas has been studying industrial software development since 1969.

He has won more than 25 awards for his contributions. In 2007, Parnas was proud to share the IEEE Computer Societyʼs one-time 60th anniversary award with computer pioneer Professor Maurice Wilkes of Cambridge University.

Parnas is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) in Germany and the IEEE. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Parnas is the author of more than 285 publications and reports. Many have been repeatedly republished and are considered classics.