Richard N. Taylor is a Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Informatics. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1980. His research interests are centered on design and software architectures, especially event-based and peer-to-peer systems and the way they scale across organizational boundaries. Professor Taylor is the Director of the Institute for Software Research, which is dedicated to fostering innovative basic and applied research in software and information technologies through partnerships with industry and government. He has served as chairman of ACM's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering, SIGSOFT, and chairman of the steering committee for the International Conference on Software Engineerin. He awas General Chair of the 1999 International Joint Conference on Work Activities, Coordination, and Collaboration and the 2004 International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering and General Chair for the 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2011.
Taylor was a 1985 recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award and in 1998 was recognized as an ACM Fellow. In 2005 he was awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award. In May 2008 he received ICSE's "Most Influential Paper Award", along with co-authors Peyman Oreizy and Nenad Medvidovic, for "Architecture-based runtime software evolution" from ICSE 1998. In May, 2009 he was recognized with the 2009 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award. In February 2010 he was designated a University of California, Irvine Chancellor's Professor.
University of California,
Irvine Institute for Software Research
Irvine, CA 92697-3455