Munawar Hafiz has over twelve years of research experience in program analysis and transformation technologies. He has worked in the academia as an Assistant Professor at Auburn University, and in the industry as a Senior Software Engineer at Coverity. His work was supported by several awards from NSF, Google, Mozilla, etc. Dr. Hafiz received his Ph.D. and MS in computer science from UIUC and his B.Sc. Engg. degree in computer science and engineering from BUET.
Benjamin Madany is the Software Engineering Lead of OpenRefactory, Inc. He has spent time working on research at EMC and as an engineer for LenovoEMC. He graduated with a B.S. in computer science from Boston College. He commands deep knowledge on the technical challenges of developing compilers and static analysis tools.
Mushfique Manzoor is an experienced result-driven business professional with over 17 years of experience in marketing and business development in multiple industries and verticals in Telecom, Food & Grocery Retail, Logistics and Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries. He has obtained his MBA and BBA from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and has worked in Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Robert Bowdidge is a software tools developer interested both in how programmers work, and how to build tools to help programmers become more productive. Robert’s focus has been on tools for code understanding and manipulation. He implemented early user interfaces for refactoring tools while in graduate school, implemented refactoring support in Apple’s Xcode IDE, and completed a million line refactoring cleanup while at Google. Robert has also developed bug finding tools, performance analysis tools, and compilers. Robert received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, in 1995, and his B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. Robert is currently building tools at a stealthy startup.
Charlie Bedard is a veteran of over 35 years in Silicon valley. He has worked for both large corporations and entrepreneurial startups. Among the large corporations, Charlie was System Architect and Senior Manager at BNRInc., the R&D arm of Nortel, Senior Manager, Macintosh Operating Systems at Apple and a Director of Software Engineering at Cisco Systems. As an entrepreneur, Charlie co-founded Starlight Networks, an industry pioneer in streaming video. Charlie was also VP of Engineering at Onlive! Technologies, which pioneered social and collaborative networking using VoIP technologies. Most recently, Charlie was a founding member of Inventergy Inc., now a publicly traded firm on NASDAQ, and Impact Engineered Wood, a manufacturing company with an exciting new building material.