2019 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award

Barbara Kitchenham – Keele University, UK

Professor Kitchenham has long been a champion for methodological rigour in the conduct of software engineering research, and founded the international field of evidence-based software engineering with its use of the systematic review, as a means of strengthening the quality of research findings in empirical software engineering. Her seminal paper on evidence-based software engineering in 2004 received the 2014 ACM SigSoft Impact Award in recognition of its significant contribution to software engineering research..