Plenary Speaker

Prof. William Tepfenhart
Monmouth University, USA

William Tepfenhart received the PhD in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1987. His is currently the Chair and an Associate Professor of the Department of Software Engineering at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. From 1991 to 1999, he was a member of the technical staff with AT&T Bell Labs in Middletown, New Jersey. Prior to joining AT&T, he was a senior scientist at Knowledge Systems Concepts, Inc in Rome New York. His experience ranges across a broad spectrum of activities. He has performed in the role of instructor, researcher, software developer, and author. Trained as a physicist, his areas of expertise include object-oriented software development, artificial intelligence, and software engineering. His knowledge of modeling physical systems has formed the basis for major contributions in the area of software development.

Dr. Tepfenhart is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of the Rapid Response Institute at Monmouth University. The mission of the institute is to provide rapid response capabilities for responding to Natural or Man-Made events in support of the first responders. He was invited to present his findings to the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Committee in February 2007. The Senate of the State of New Jersey passed a resolution that honors and salutes him in recognition of his outstanding contributions to developing an emergency management program which protects the publicí»s health and welfare in the United States and worldwide in July 2007.