Internationally Renowned Computer Scientist to Present Public Â??software Archeology’ Lecture at Colorado State University

Colorado State University welcomes renowned computer scientist Grady Booch for the 2002 BMAC Distinguished Lecture at 4:10 p.m. April 15 in the Lincoln Center Mini Theatre at 417 W. Magnolia in Fort Collins. Booch’s address, "Software Archaeology," will be followed by a community reception in the Lincoln Center Ludlow Room. Both events are free and open to the public.

"Colorado State University and the Fort Collins community are fortunate to have such a distinguished and entertaining scholar to present this year’s BMAC Distinguished Lecture," said Dale Grit, chairman of the Department of Computer Science, sponsor of the event. "Grady is well known for his visionary leadership in the field of computer science."

Booch, Rational Software’s chief scientist, is recognized internationally for his innovative work on software architecture, modeling and the software engineering process. He is the author of six best-selling books on computer science, including "The Unified Modeling Language User Guide" and the influential "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design With Applications."

Booch is one of the original developers of the Unified Modeling Language and several of Rational’s products. He has also served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex software systems around the world.

Booch has published several hundred technical articles on software engineering, including papers published in the early 1980s that originated the term and practice of object-oriented design. He has lectured and consulted worldwide.

The annual BMAC Distinguished Lecture recognizes advancements in the computer science field and is named in honor of former department chairman Barney Marschner.

For additional information, contact the Department of Computer Science at (970) 491-5862.