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2019 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award

Software Center - Chalmers University, Sweden

The Software Center was formed in 2011 as a collaboration around large scale software engineering with Ericsson, AB Volvo, Volvo Car Corporation, Saab Electronic Defence Systems, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology as founding partners. Today, the center has 11 partner companies as several companies have joined the center, including Grundfos, Axis Communications AB, Jeppesen (part of Boeing), Qamcom AB, Tetra Pak, Siemens and Robert Bosch GmbH. Also, the center now has five partner universities: Chalmers University of Technology (CTH) ‐the host, University of Gothenburg (GU), Malmö University (MAH), Linköping University (LiU) and Mälardalen University (MDH).

2019 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Education Award

Bernd Bruegge - Technical University of Munich, Germany

Prof. Bruegge has contributed to software engineering education for three decades with his pioneering leadership in education. He has been offering project courses and capstone courses in software engineering regularly for 30 years at TUM and CMU and has been invited to teach them in otherinstitutions. The distinguishing characteristics of his project courses are that they involve real
customers from industry and must deliver a real, working system at a real deadline. His approach
confronts students with the joys and challenges of interacting with customers and teaches a broad
range of technical and non-technical skills: communication, media competence, creativity and
technical competencies. 

2019 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award

Barbara Kitchenham - Keele University, UK

Professor Kitchenham has long been a champion for methodological rigour in the conduct of software engineering research, and founded the international field of evidence-based software engineering with its use of the systematic review, as a means of strengthening the quality of research findings in empirical software engineering. Her seminal paper on evidence-based software engineering in 2004 received the 2014 ACM SigSoft Impact Award in recognition of its significant contribution to software engineering research..