Sam Malek is an Associate Professor in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. University, and a member of the Informatics Department. He is the director of Software Engineering and Analysis Laboratory and a member of DARPA’s Computer Science Study Panel. He also provides software expert witness consulting through Quandary Peak Research. Malek received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California and his B.S. degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California Irvine. He has received numerous awards for his research contributions, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2013), GMU Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award (2013), and GMU Computer Science Department Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2011). Malek's general research interests are in the field of software engineering, and to date his focus has spanned the areas of software architecture, autonomic computing, and software analysis. The underlying theme of his research has been to devise techniques and tools that aid with the construction, analysis, and maintenance of large-scale software systems. Malek is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).