Radu Marinescu professor of software engineering at the Politehnica University of Timisoara, is a researcher focused on the areas of quality assurance and software evolution. He has authored the Object-Oriented Metrics in Practice (2006) book, a practical guide on how developers and architects can use metrics to assess and improve software design.
He strongly believes that research must ultimately flow into software products that will change the state of the practice in software companies. That’s why he co-founded Intooitus, a spin-off that provides disruptive tools for assessing design quality and detecting technical debt symptoms. These tools are currently used by thousands of developers in several Global Fortune 500 companies.
In 2006 he received an IBM Eclipse Innovation Award for his new idea of a continuous approach to assess design quality. In 2009, a prestigious a jury that included Fred Brooks, Erich Gamma and Grady Booch granted him the IBM John Backus Award for “having done the most to improve programmer productivity”.
For the past fifteen years, Radu has worked as a consultant and trainer for companies like IBM, Siemens, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, and Telelogic. His research ideas on quality assessment were integrated in mainstream tools like JBuilder or PMD.