ECE Prof Kruchten Awarded 2020 Linda M. Northrop Award

Congratulations to Philippe Kruchten, an ECE professor that has been selected as the recipient of the Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award!

The award is given to an individual or team that has used software architecture to significantly improve practices, outcomes, or both in an organization or in the software-development community. Kruchten will deliver a webcast, introduced by Linda Northrop, called “Software Architecture: A Mature Discipline?” at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 2.

Kruchten has been a significant member of the international software architecture community for more than 30 years. Specializing in large, software-intensive systems design, Kruchten directed the development of the Rational Unified Process, an iterative software development process framework, and developed the 4+1 Architectural View Model. His contributions as a pioneering practitioner, a thought leader, an author, and an educator have advanced the recognition of software architecture as an important topic for practitioners.

“I’m truly honored by this award,” said Kruchten. “For the last 30 years I’ve always considered the SEI as the world beacon of software architecture. So many great developments and community initiatives originated there, and much of it under the leadership of Linda Northrop. This means a lot to me.” 

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