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Porter, Adam

Porter, Adam

Executive Director, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering
Computer Science
The Institute for Systems Research
5212 Iribe Center

Adam Porter is a professor in the Department of Computer Science. His research focuses on understanding, in a quantitative sense, the dynamics of large-scale software development. The goal is to identify the fundamental mechanisms driving the costs and benefits of different software tools and methods. Porter's approach relies heavily on empirical studies, ranging from small controlled experiments, to experimentation with large scale artifacts, to interventions in real-life industrial projects that are operating under real deadlines and budgetary constraints.

Porter has served on editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology. He has also been the co-organizer for the New Visions for Software Design & Productivity: Research & Applications Workshop of the Interagency Working Group for Information Technology Research and Development (ITRD) Software Design and Productivity (SDP) Coordinating Group. Porter has also been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, given to outstanding junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars so they can further their research in their areas of expertise.

He received his doctorate in doctorate in computer science from the University of California at Irvine in 1991.


Programming languages, software engineering, software environments, empirically based software analysis methods, software metrics

NSF grant will further planning for collaborative autonomy testing infrastructure

This project will plan a more ideal research infrastructure for roboticists and experts in modeling, simulation, testing, evaluation and software engineering.

ISR faculty leading, playing key roles in ARL cooperative agreement

The $68M 'ARTIAMAS' research agreement features faculty from UMD and UMBC.

In memoriam: Dr. Radhakisan Baheti, NSF ECCS Program Director

Dr. Baheti passed away in March and will be greatly missed by ISR, ECE and the Clark School.

$4.96M for Maryland researchers in DARPA AISS semiconductor security project

ISR, ECE, Fraunhofer USA CESE and ARLIS researchers will assess strength of AISS security protections.

Porter part of ARO project to study team cognition and AI solutions for intelligence analysts

Researchers will look at team cognition and AI solutions to aid intelligence analysts in deriving actionable and accurate intelligence information.

Workshop focuses on needs of autonomous agent networks

Participants addressed infrastructure requirements of algorithm development and testing for these networks.

Adam Porter, Fraunhofer CESE director, joins ISR as affiliate faculty

Porter's research focuses on a qualitative understanding of the dynamics of large-scale software development.

Adam Porter speaks on smart manufacturing at RMI panel

Porter is the executive director of the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering.