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Eric DashofyWelcome!  My name is Eric Dashofy.  I am a computer scientist with a background in software architecture and software engineering. I currently work as Principal Director of (Information Technology) Development in the Enterprise Information Services division of The Aerospace Corporation, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) in El Segundo, CA.  I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, where I worked under Professor Richard N. Taylor.

Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice

Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and PracticeI’m one of the authors of Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice, along with Professors Richard N. Taylor (UCI) and Nenad Medvidovic (USC).  It is perhaps the first full-length textbook on software architecture, with a broad and comprehensive treatment of not just architecture itself, but the discipline of software engineering seen with an architecture-centric perspective.  My co-authors and I welcome questions or comments on the book, so feel free to contact me directly if you have any!

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Interests and Past Experience

Although my primary work is in software architecture, I occasionally dabble in other areas.  I am particularly interested in intellectual property law, specifically as it relates to software.  I consulted for Plaintiff’s counsel in Amado v. Microsoft, a software patent infringement case. At work, I also do research in the areas of high performance computing and wireless sensor networks.

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