Andrew Jefferson (Jeff) Offutt
Jeff Offutt is professor of software engineering in the department of computer science at George Mason University, where he has worked for 26 years. His research and teaching focus on engineering better software at a lower cost. His inventions are widely used to design and build software and to improve the reliability of control and safety-critical software.
He has won several best paper awards and George Mason's Teaching Excellence Award (Teaching with Technology) in 2013; he also was a finalist for the Governor's Technology in Education award in 2012. Offutt has published more than 180 research papers and has collaborated with more than 100 colleagues around the globe, including leading several international research projects with Swedish and European Union funding.
Offutt serves as editor of the leading journal in software testing. He also created the primary research conference in testing and co-authored the leading worldwide textbook in software testing. He leads the master’s in software engineering program at Mason, and developed and taught more than a dozen classes at all levels. He has published more than a dozen education papers, and his course materials, distributed freely, are used around the world. He has spoken at universities and companies globally, and frequently consults on matters of software quality and intellectual property.
Offutt graduated from Morehead State University with a double major in math and data processing and a minor in physics, and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.