CSEE&T Keynotes

Monday 18th May

The Continuing Challenge of Delivering SE Content to CS Majors

Don Bagert, 2014 Nancy Mead Award Winner

Tuesday 19th May

Insights from creating and deploying a large, globally distributed industrial training program

Brian Robinson, ABB Research


Industrial companies are tasked with creating software that runs some of the most critical software systems in the world (power grid, chemical plants, GPS systems, etc). Yet, many developers in these companies are not classically trained computer scientists. In this talk, I will present our insights and lessons learned while deploying a large, global training program for ABB’s software personnel. To date, this program has trained over 4000 personnel on many different software development topics with a mix of eLearnings, Web based courses and special topic Webinars.


Brian currently leads ABB’s global software improvement activities, and is ABB’s designated technical expert in Software Engineering. He received his PhD in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. In his current role, Brian is responsible for both short term improvements and ABB’s research in software engineering. His current research involves improving testing and maintenance in large, long lived industrial systems. He particularly enjoys bridging academic work into industrial practice and is actively collaborating with many Universities around the world.

CSEE&T is very grateful to ABB research for sponsoring this keynote address by Brian.