Dr. Avi Soffer

Dr. Avi Soffer

Dr. Avi Soffer

Department: Software Engineering
Current Position: Senior Lecturer

Education :

Ph.D. 2008, Systems Engineering. Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

M.Sc. 1997, Computer Systems Management – Software Engineering Track. School of Management and Technology, University of Maryland. College Park, MD, (USA)

B.Sc. 1986, Computer Science. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Computer Science. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

 

Research Interests
  • 1. Application of Machine Learning and Data Mining techniques in Systems and Software Engineering
  • 2. Software Testing, Integration, and Maintenance
  • 3.  Model-based systems and software development
  • 4. Engineering Academic Education
Courses
  • 1.  M.Sc.: Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
  • 2. Software Quality Assurance
  • 3.  Software Project Management
  • 4. Model-based Systems Engineering
  • 5.  Software-Intensive Systems Engineering
  • 6. B.Sc.: Laboratory in Software Engineering

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23/10/2019

Refereed Papers

  1. Lamberg, D., Soffer, A. and Volkovich, Z.. New Approach for Plagiarism Detection. International Journal of Applied Mathematics, Academic Press, 2016; Vol. 29, No 3, pp. 365-370.
  2. Nibhani, R., Soffer, A., Mu’alem, A., Volkovich, Z., and Frenkel, Z. Application of a K-Ladder Connectivity Algorithm for Clustering of Protein Evolutionary Networks. International Journal of Modeling and Optimization. IACSIT Press, 2014; Vol. 4(5), pp. 367-374.
  3. Avros, R., Soffer, A., Toledano-Kitai, D. and Volkovich, Z. Cluster Model Selection using Minimum Cost Spanning Trees. Acceptad for publication in Revised Selected Papers from ASMDA’13, Barcelona, Spain, 2013 (to appear soon). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  4. Avros, R., Soffer, A., Volkovich, Z. and Yahalom, O. An Approach to Model Selection in Spectral Clustering with Application to the Writing Style Determination Problem. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 415 (2013), pp. 19-36. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.
  5. Soffer, A and Dori, D. Bridging the Requirements-Implementation Modeling Gap with Object-Process Methodology. Journal on Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2009), p. 27.

Submitted Papers   

  1. Korenblat, K., Soffer, A. and Volkovich, Z.. Locating Software Defects by Analyzing Test Results. Submitted to: International Journal of Software Engineering and Its Applications, April, 2016

Book Chapters

  1. Soffer, A. and Dori, D. Model-based Requirements Engineering Framework for Systems Lifecycle Support. In: Managing Requirements Knowledge. W. Maalej and A. Thurimella (eds). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, April 2013, pp. 291-314.

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

  1. Avros, R., Soffer, A., Toledano-Kitai, D. and Volkovich, Z. Cluster Model Selection using Minimum Cost Spanning Trees. Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the ASMDA International Society (ASMDA’13), Barcelona, Spain, June, 2013.
  2. Soffer, A. and Cohen, S. Alleviating Complexity of Modeling in System Engineering Tools. Proccedings of the International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling (ICSEM’07), Herzelia, Haifa, Israel, March, 2007, pp. 110-117.
  3. Cohen, S. and Soffer, A. Scrutinizing UML and OPM Modeling Capabilities with Respect to Systems Engineering. Proccedings of the International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling (ICSEM’07), Herzelia, Haifa, Israel, March, 2007, pp. 93-101.
  4. Soffer, A. Bridging Information Gaps in OPM-Based System Development Life-cycle. Proccedings of the International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Application of Semantics (ODBASE’04) PhD Symposium, October, 2004, Cyprus. R. Meersman et al. (Eds): OTM Workshops 2004, LNCS 3292, pp. 787-797, 2004.
  5. Dori, D., Korda, N., Soffer, A., and Cohen, S. SMART: System Model Acquisition from Requirements Text. Proccedings of the 2nd International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM’04) Potsdam, Germany, June, 2004, LNCS 3080, pp. 179-194.

Other Publications

Professional Reports:

  1. Soffer, A. Bridging Information Gaps in OPM-Based System Development Life-cycle. Ph.D. Dissertation, Technion Graduate School. Advisor: Professor Dov Dori, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, July, 2008.
  2. Soffer, A. Realizing the OPM Philosophy in the Context of Full Lifecycle Support. IEEE International Conference on Software Science, Technology, and Engineering (SwSTE’03) Doctoral Symposium, Herzelia, Israel, October, 2003.
  3. Soffer, A. A Software Engineering Methodology for the Implementation Phase of the IAS. (IAS: the Image Assessment System – A segment of NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite’s ground system). M.Sc. Thesis. Advisor: Dr. Joseph Kasser, University of Maryland, December, 1997.

Academic Appointments

2016 – present            Senior Lecturer, ORT-Braude College of Engineering, in the Department of Software Engineering and the M.Sc. program in Systems Engineering

2008 – 2016                Lecturer, ORT-Braude College of Engineering.

2014 – 2015                Adjunct Researcher, Asher Space research Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

2005 – 2013                Adjunct Lecturer, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

2006 – 2007                Adjunct Lecturer, Yizrael Valley Academic College, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

2005 – 2006                Adjunct Lecturer, University of Haifa, Department of Management Information Systems

2004 – 2005                Teaching Assistant, University of Haifa, Department of Management Information Systems

2003 – 2005                Teaching Assistant, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology,  Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ORT-Braude College of Engineering:

   Graduate Courses (M.Sc.):

Software Engineering:

   Advanced Topics in Software Engineering

Software Quality Assurance and Process Improvement

Software Project Management

Systems Engineering:

   Model-based Systems Engineering

Software Intensive Systems Engineering

Undergraduate Courses (B.Sc.):

Introduction to Software Engineering

Engineering Methods for Software Systems Development

Capstone Project in Software Engineering

Software Quality Management

Software Project Management

 

TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology

Graduate Courses:

Advanced Topics in Business Administration – Qu Education

ality Management in the Hi-Tech Industry (MBA program)

Introduction to MIS for managers (MBA program)

Methodologies for Information Systems Development

Analysis of case studies in Information Systems Development

 

Undergraduate Courses:

Specification and Analysis of Information Systems

Project in Information Systems Engineering

 

University of Haifa:

Undergraduate Courses:

Analysis of Information Systems

Software Project Management

 

Yizrael Valley Academic College:

Undergraduate Courses:

Software Quality Management

 

ORT Braude College:

2015 – present             Member, Software Engineering B.Sc.
program teaching committee.

2014 – 2015                Member of the “Team of Pioneers” – a
college inter-departmental

                                    team that develops and promotes new
and advanced teaching approaches.

2012 – present             Member, Software Engineering M.Sc.
program teaching committee.

2010 – present             Member, Systems Engineering M.Sc.
program teaching committee.

2010 – 2016                Head, ORT-Braude College Internet site
committee.

2008 – 2009                Member of the development team of the
Systems Engineering

                                    M.Sc. program, for approval by the
Council for Higher Education.

2008 – 2011                Academic advisor to students in the
Information Systems Engineering
programs.

 Research Grants:

  • Czech-Israeli Cooperative Scientific Research grant. Project: Inteligent Testing and Analysis of Concurent Software. With: Toledano-Kitai, D., Ur, S. and Volkovich, Z, February 2013.

Conferences:

  • Member of the organizing committee and program committee: International Workshop on Patents and Software Engineering, ORT Braude College, December 2011.

 Industrial Experience:

1998 – 2002                Software development team leader,
senior member of the technical staff,
IC3 Division. Elbit Systems Ltd., Haifa,
Israel

1997 – 1998                Senior Software Engineer – Software
Engineering Specialist. Computer
Sciences Corporation (CSC), Lanham,
MD, USA

1995 – 1997                Manager of the Technical Services
Department. Media Cybernetics, L.P.,
Silver Spring, MD, USA

1994 – 1995                Senior Software Engineer. Custom
Command Systems, Inc., College Park,
MD, USA

1993 – 1994                Senior Software Engineer.
Systems/Technology Development
Corp., Herndon, VA, USA

1990 – 1992                Senior Software Engineer. Custom
Command Systems, Inc., College Park,
MD, USA

1986 – 1990                Software Engineer. Elbit Computers
Ltd., Haifa, Israel

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