The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it.
American computer scientist and researcher. Author of several technical publications, some of which won Best Paper awards. Has given numerous talks all over the world, including invited lectures at several conferences. Known for her work in requirements engineering and her use of formal methods in telecommunications. Works at AT&T Labs. Holds 16 patents in the telecommunications area, and is currently chair of IFIP Working Group 2.3 on Programming Methodology.