Phil Laplante is a professor of software engineering at Penn State’s Great Valley Graduate Professional Center. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of software and systems engineering, project management, and software testing and security.
In addition to his academic career, Laplante spent several years as a software engineer and project manager working on avionics, computer-aided design, and software test systems. He has authored or edited 25 books and has published more than 170 scholarly papers. Recently, he was named by the National Council of Engineering Examiners to chair the committee that will develop the examination to be used nationwide to license professional engineers in the practice of software engineering.
Laplante received his BS, M.Eng., and PhD in Systems Planning & Management, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science, respectively, from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE and a member of numerous other professional societies, program committees, and boards. He is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and a Certified Software Development Professional.