Stephen R. (Steve) Schach
Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus
Professor of Computer Engineering, Emeritus
I obtained an M.S. in Physics at the
Weizmann Institute of Science
in 1972, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the
University of Cape Town
Between 1972 and 1983, I held faculty positions
in the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the
University of Cape Town.
In 1983 I joined the
Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University.
research interests are in the field of software
engineering in general and specifically
in the empirical analysis of open-source software.
I have written a number of
textbooks on software engineering,
object-oriented software engineering, and object-oriented systems
analysis and design. I have over 130
refereed publications to my name.
I consult internationally
and serve as an expert witness on software.
I now live in Sydney, Australia.
I have recently authored or co-authored six
The first, a historical spy thriller set in the Kingdom of Prussia in 1747,
entitled Old Bach Is Come, was published in March 2013. The second, Coopers
Island, is a World War II spy thriller set in New Zealand.
Object-Oriented and Classical
Software Engineering, Eighth Edition
Web site of Object-Oriented and Classical Software Engineering,
Old Bach Is Come
Web site of Old Bach Is Come
Web site of Coopers Island
- Mailing Address:
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
- Box 1679, Station B
- Nashville, TN 37235