About the Authors of the Lab Articles

Cem Kaner

Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D., is currently a professor in the Computer Sciences Department at Florida Institute of Technology. He has written several books on Software Testing [Lessons Learned in Software Testing; Testing Computer Software] and one on the consequences of failing to test adequately [Bad Software]. He has taught his professional course in many venues. For more information, please visit www.kaner.com

Ajay Jha

Ajay Jha is currently a Software Engineering graduate student at Florida Institute of Technology, specializing in software testing. He has almost three years of experience in testing and troubleshooting electro-mechanical, embedded, and general computer-based systems. His current interests include heuristic risk-based testing of mobile applications and exploring agile methods for testing and development of software. He can be reached via email at ajha@fit.edu.

Andy Tinkham

Andy Tinkham is currently a master’s student at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in software engineering, studying under Dr. Cem Kaner and researching how to train exploratory testers. Before returning to school, he worked for 8 years in the software testing field, primarily focusing on test automation, and still does short-term consulting as opportunities arise. He can be reached via email at andy@tinkham.org.

Giri Vijayaraghavan

Giri Vijayaraghavan is currently a Software Test Engineer with Texas Instruments Inc. Before he joined Texas Instruments, Giri was a Master's student in Computer Science at Florida Institute of Technology and he worked on his research thesis under Dr. Cem Kaner on a "Taxonomy of e-commerce risks and failures". Giri also holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering and has worked as Research Assistant in various funded projects of IBM and Texas Instruments and as an intern at Fidelity Investments- eBusiness. He was also elected to the list of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges" 2002-2003. Giri can be reached at giriv@ti.com.