Resume of Matthew S. Jaffe


A.B.,   Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.
M.S.,  Aeronautical Systems, University of West Florida, 1971.
Ph.D., Computer and Information Sciences, University of California, Irvine, 1988. 

Current Position:

1996-present.  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona

Industrial and Military Experience:

1976-1996. Hughes Aircraft Company, Ground Systems Group

1975-1976. RCA, Missile and Surface Radar Division

1970-1974. United States Navy


N. Leveson, L. Alfaro, C. Alvarado, M. Brown, E.B. Hunt, M. Jaffe, S. Joslyn, D. Pinnel, J. Reese, J. Samarziya, S. Sandys, A. Shaw, and Z. Zabinsky;  "Demonstration of a safety analysis on a complex system"; presented at the Software Engineering Laboratory Workshop, NASA Goddard; December, 1997.  

Courses Taught:

University courses:  An Introduction to Software Engineering, Design and Analysis of Software Systems, Data Structures and the Analysis of Algorithms, Operating Systems, Computer Security, Programming in Ada, Programming in C, Theory of Programming Languages, Computer Architecture

Mini-courses for industry:  An Introduction to Software Safety; Safety in the Software Requirements Phase; The Impact of the Software-Mediated Human-Machine Interface on Software Requirements Safety; and Completeness, Robustness, and Safety in Real-Time Software Requirements Engineering

Other Professional Activities:

Executive committee member on RTCA/EUROCAE SC-205/WG-71, the international committee responsible for producing DO-178C/ED-12C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification

co-PI on NSF grant  #0113627, Increasing Security Expertise in Aviation-oriented Computing Education.

Peer reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Journal of Automated Software Engineering, Journal of the Korean Nuclear Society, the National Science Foundation, Journal of Systems and Software, and the National Research Council. 

Consultant for the US Department of Defense, NASA, University of Washington, EPRI, Safeware Engineering, Motorola, and General Dynamics

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