Philippe Kruchten, Professor of software engineering, Developer of RUP
Philippe Kruchten is professor of software engineering at the University of British Columbia, which he joined in 2004 after a 30 year career in industry, where he worked mostly in with large software-intensive systems design, in the domains of telecommunication, defense, aerospace and transportation. Some of his experience is embodied in the Rational Unified Process (RUP) whose development he directed from 1995 until 2003, when Rational Software was bought by IBM. RUP includes an architectural design method, known as RUP 4+1 views. His current research interests are in software architecture, and in particular architectural decisions and the decision process, as well as agile software engineering processes.