Dr. Izurieta is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at Montana State University. Born in Santiago, Chile. His research interests include empirical software engineering, design and architecture of software systems, design patterns, the measurement of software quality and ecological modeling. Dr. Izurieta has approximately 16 years experience working for various R&D labs at Hewlett Packard and Intel Corporation. Dr. Izurieta is the director of the Software Engineering Labs (SEL) in the Gianforte School of Computing.