Dr. Adam Porter is a Professor of Computer Science with appointments in the Institute for Advanced Computing Studies, the Institute for Systems Research, and the Maryland Transportation Institute at the University of Maryland at College Park. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering, an applied research center affiliated with UMD.
He has 30+ years of experience in computer science and software engineering with an emphasis on the development of algorithms, methods and tools for software specification, development, and validation. His work has been supported by a wide variety of funding agencies and industrial organizations, including NSF, DARPA, IARPA, NIH, DHS, AT&T, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Apple, IBM and Microsoft, and many more. His current research is primarily focused on software and systems engineering for AI-powered systems, and in applications for AI for software and systems engineers.
For his contributions, Porter has received multiple awards for research and teaching excellence, including the NSF Career Award for Early Career Development, and the UMD, College of Computer, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Board of Visitors Creative Educator Award, among others. Porter has advised dozens of students, published more than 150 technical articles, and is a named inventor on one U.S. Patent. Dr. Porter holds an MS and PhD in Computer Science from The University of California at Irvine (1988 and 1991, respectively), and a BS in Computer Science from the California State University at Dominguez Hills (1986). He is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE.