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Name:Luiz Fernando Capretz

Dr. L. F. Capretz has vast experience in Software Engineering as  practitioner, manager, and educator. He has worked, taught and done research on the engineering of software in North and South America (Canada, Brazil and Argentina), Europe (U.K. and Italy), the Middle East (United Arab Emirates), and Asia (Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore) since 1981.  He was the Director of the Software Engineering Program at Western. Before joining Western in 2000, he served as Director of Informatics at two universities in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Formerly, he had held a tenured faculty position at the University of Aizu in Japan. He has held visiting professorships at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Malaysia, and New York University and Sharjah University in the UAE. Dr. L. F. Capretz has published over 300 academic work appearing in journals (100+), conferences (>100), patents, softwares, technical reports, books, chapters, and presentations in professional meetings - venues sponsored by IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, Springer, and UNESCO. He is an IEEE Senior Member, ACM Member,  MBTI qualified practitioner, and certified Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada. Overall, Dr. L. F. Capretz values a healthy balance between work, family and personal interests. He is an antique map collector, plays in a  Masters Soccer League during the summer, and downhill skiing in the winter. He is fluent in English and Portuguese, has good command of Japanese, fair understanding of Spanish and Italian, and he has studied Chinese in China and Arabic in the UAE.

Affiliation:Western University
Research interests:software engineering, software testing, human factors in software engineering, predictive models