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Learning from Valerie Issarny: Insights Gained from Program Co-Chairing SEAMS’23

Learning from Valerie Issarny: Insights Gained from Program Co-Chairing SEAMS’23

Pooyan Jamshidi

May 16, 2023

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  1. • She was one of the pioneers in the f

    ield of middleware, developing new middleware architectures and systems that supported distributed collaborative services. • She was a leading researcher in mobile computing, developing new middleware solutions for mobile services deployed over smartphones interacting with sensors. • She was a strong advocate for using software engineering principles in designing and developing middleware systems. • She was a mentor to many young researchers and helped to advance the f ield of computer science. Valérie Issarny's Notable Contributions to the f ield of computer science
  2. • New types of software architecture — in particular, service-oriented

    architecture • Automated synthesis of connectors to support software evolution • Dynamic composition of distributed applications Valerie’s research that I was fascinated with
  3. • She was direct in expressing criticism. • She was

    very supportive and responsible. • She was passionate about her work (research and service). • She was humble, too! • And she was a great mentor. Valerie was a great mentor
  4. Valerie was a passionate advocate of diversity. And I loved

    that she suggested several brilliant women be in the SEAMS PC.
  5. Valérie Issarny was a brilliant computer scientist and a dedicated

    researcher. Her work has had a signi f icant impact on the f ield of computer science. …and she will be remembered as a pioneer in the f ield of middleware.