Cem Kaner

Software Tester, Organization leader


Who is Cem Kaner?

Cem Kaner J.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Software Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, and the Director of Florida Tech's Center for Software Testing Education & Research since 2004. He is perhaps best known outside academia as an advocate of software usability and software testing.

Prior to his professorship, Kaner worked in the software industry beginning in 1983 in Silicon Valley "as a tester, programmer, tech writer, software development manager, product development director, and independent software development consultant." In 1988, he and his co-authors Jack Falk and Hung Quoc Nguyen published what became, at the time, "the best selling book on software testing," Testing Computer Software. He has also worked as a user interface designer.

In 2004 he cofounded the non-profit Association for Software Testing, where he serves as the Vice-President for Publications.

Famous Quotes:

  • Testing is an empirical investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software under test.

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  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brock University
    Arts & Sciences
    (1970 - 1974)
  • Doctorate, McMaster University
    Experimental psychology
    (1976 - 1983)
  • Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University
    (1989 - 1994)
  • Vice-President for Publications

on July 23, 2013


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