Dr. Norman Wilde

Updated December 27, 2013

Nystul Chair and Professor of Computer Science
University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL 32514

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Biographical Information

Norman Wilde received his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971. He spent a number of years working in developing countries overseas: in academic positions, with the World Health Organization, and as an independent systems consultant.

Dr. Wilde has been on the faculty of the University of West Florida since 1986. Since that time he has been working with the Software Engineering Research Center (SERC) on a series of research and technology transfer projects in Software Maintenance and particularly in the area of Dependency Analysis and Software Reconnaissance. He has worked closely with the research programs of Center affiliates Andersen Consulting, Telcordia, Motorola and Northrop Grumman. He is the author of a series of research papers on Software Maintenance as well as a Software Engineering Institute curriculum module on Dependency Analysis.

Dr. Wilde's 1992 paper which introduced Software Reconnaissance was recognized as the Most Influential Paper from that year's International Conference on Software Maintenance. As well, his 2002 paper on the role of "concepts" in understanding software was given the most influential paper award from that year's International Conference on Program Comprehension.

From the Fall of 2007, Dr. Wilde was appointed to the position of Nystul Chair / Eminent Scholar, to concentrate on strengthening the research activities of the Computer Science Department.



Some of the research projects by Dr. Wilde and his co-workers at the UWF include:

Technical reports on several of these projects are available on-line.

UWF CS Department