J. Fernando Naveda, Ph.D.

J. Fernando Naveda, Ph.D.

Professor (currently serving as Director of the Office of Intersession and Summer)

Research Interests

Software engineering education, object-oriented software development, software design, software architectures, agile software development.


Dr. Naveda graduated in 1979 with a B. S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. In 1986 he earned a Ph.D. in computer and information science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. From 1986 until 1988 he was with the faculty of the department of computer science at the University of Kansas. In 1988 he joined the department of the computing sciences at University of Scranton, Scranton PA where he helped develop and direct that school's MS program in software engineering. Later in 1993, he joined RIT's department of computer science where he taught until 1997, when RIT's department of software engineering was formed. He is one of the department's founders. An IEEE/Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) certificate holder, Dr. Naveda is an IEEE Computer Society member and is in the Society's Educational Activities Board. He has been involved in the development of the Society's Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) exam. He is a speaker for the Computer Society's Distinguished Visitors Program for Latin America for the years 2004 through 2006. Dr. Naveda has authored and co-authored a number of papers on subjects related to software engineering education and has been invited to speak on topics related to software engineering at professional gatherings and universities. He has been an active participant at conferences and professional meetings on software engineering education, software engineering certification, and software engineering issues in general. He has been a consultant with various companies in the Rochester NY area and elsewhere.

Recent Publications

Naveda, J. F. and Seidman, S., Professional Certification of Software Engineers, IEEE Software, IEEE Computer Society Press, to appear September / October 2005.

Harrington, S., Naveda, J. F., Price-Jones, R., On the Structure of Style Space for Documents, in proceedings of the 2004 AAAI Fall Symposium Series, Washington DC, October 21 .24 2004.

Harrington, S., Naveda, J. F., Price-Jones R, Roetling, P., & Thakkar, N., Aesthetic Measures for Automated Document Layout, The ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Milwaukee WI, October 28-30, 2004.