Welcome (back) Neil Ernst!

Neil comes to us from a research position at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. He is looking forward to being back amidst the amazing UVic students, staff, and faculty, as well as the fabulous Victoria scenery.

At the SEI he did research in software architecture and technical debt in large-scale government software projects. He also learned more military acronyms than he cares to admit.

At UVic he will pursue his interests in the design and maintenance of large-scale software systems, focusing on requirements and architecture for intelligent, connected systems.

His proudest accomplishment, apart from marriage, child-rearing, and finishing his dissertation, is that he was once soundly beaten in rowing by future Olympic gold medallists, as a member of the Vikes rowing team.

Neil has worked as a postdoc at UBC with Gail Murphy, and completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Toronto with Alex Borgida and John Mylopoulos. He received his MSc here at UVic with Dr. Margaret-Anne Storey. His long learning journey began with a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Victoria.

Neil starts in the department on August 1.