André van der Hoek

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Professor, Informatics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Department Chair, Informatics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

PH.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2000

Phone: (949) 824-6326
Fax: (949) 824-1715

University of California, Irvine
Department of Informatics
5038 Donald Bren Hall
Mail Code: 3440
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Software design, collaborative software development, software tools, software engineering education
Research Abstract
André van der Hoek serves as chair of the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine and heads the Software Design and Collaboration Laboratory, which focuses on understanding and advancing the roles of design, collaboration, and education in software engineering. He is co-author of 'Software Design Decoded: 66 Ways How Experts Think' and co-editor of 'Studying Professional Software Design: a Human-Centric Look at Design Work', two unique books that detail the expert practices of professional software designers.

He has authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, and in 2006 was a recipient of an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award. He was recognized as an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2013, and in 2009 he was a recipient of the Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware. He is the principal designer of the B.S. in Informatics at UC Irvine and was honored, in 2005, as UC Irvine Professor of the Year for his outstanding and innovative educational contributions.

He holds a joint B.S. and M.S. degree in Business-Oriented Computer Science from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
(see personal web page for a list of publications)
(see personal web page for a list of grants)
Professional Society
Research Centers
Software Design and Collaboration Laboratory
Institute for Software Research
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