Researchers

Eric Burger
Eric Burger
Research Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University
Co-Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Email: eric.burger@georgetown.edu
 
Dr. Burger is the Director of the Georgetown site of the S2ERC . Prior to Georgetown he served as the CTO of two public companies, two private equity companies, and a VC-funded startup. He has an SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Illinois Institute of Technology. Click here for more details on his background.

Delores Zage
Dolores Zage, MS
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Research Coordinator, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Email: dmzage@bsu.edu
 
Dolores M. Zage is a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Ball State University and the Research Coordinator of the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC). Dolores’ research interests are in software metrics and models and their application during the design and maintenance phases of software development. She has been a co-principal investigator on over 40 projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Motorola, Telcordia, Northrop Grumman, Computer Sciences Corporation, Harris Corporation, Magnavox Electronics Systems Division, GTE Data Services, NASA, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, iconectiv, Beulah Works, the U.S. Air Force Research Lab and the U.S. Army Research Lab.

Wayne Zage
Wayne Zage, DA
George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Ball State University
Director, Security and Software Engineering Research Center
Email: wmzage@bsu.edu
 
Wayne M. Zage is the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Ball State University. Wayne has been conducting research in SERC and in the S2ERC since it began in 1986. His research in design metrics and models has led to the Zages’ design metrics being used at Center industrial sites as indicators of good software design, to identify error-prone modules during the design phase of development, and as indicators of where to place effort during software testing. During his 40 years at Ball State, Wayne has won three university-wide awards: the Outstanding Young Faculty Award in the 1980s, the Outstanding Research Award in the 1990s, and the Ball State University Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002. He and Dolores were also the co-recipients of the National Science Foundation I/UCRC Association’s Award entitled the Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation for the work in design metrics, which they received in 2007. Wayne is in his 16th year as a Director of an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.