Phil Laplante




Dr. Phil Laplante is Professor of Software and Systems Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE and has won international awards for his teaching, research and service. Since 2010 he has led the effort to develop a national licensing exam for software engineers. He has worked in avionics, CAD, and software testing systems and he has published more than 30 books 200 scholarly papers. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . He is also a frequent technology advisor to senior executives, investors, entrepreneurs and attorneys and actively serves on corporate technology advsiory boards. His research interests are in software testing, requirements engineering and software quality and management. Prior to his appointment at Penn State he was a software development professional, technology executive, college president and entrepreneur.

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May 14th 2016

Develop an understanding of the economics and architecture of various cloud computing models. Cloud computing is one of the hottest technical topics today, with broad-ranging effects across IT, Information Architecture, Business, Software Engineering, and Data Storage. This course serves as an introduction to cloud computing for individuals and organizations.

Average: 6.6 (8 votes)
Apr 5th 2016

Learn how to design and build real-time systems. This computer science course provides an overview on designing and analyzing real-time operating systems (RTOS). Found in most mission critical and infrastructure systems, real-time systems are both challenging and rewarding to build. Derived from the course instructor’s ground-breaking text on the subject, learn about real-time systems from one of the leading educators in the field.

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Nov 24th 2015

Learn how to write and design more effective multiple-choice exams.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)