Dr Kelvin Ross
B.Sc. Hons 1 (Comp. Sci.), Ph.D. (Comp. Sci. & Elec. Eng.), MACS
Kelvin holds a PhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the areas of configuration management and high-integrity software development. Kelvin has extensive experience in software verification and validation, software testing and risk management, and has published and presented both throughout Australia and internationally.
Kelvin started his IT career with Hornet Radar Systems Group, DSTO, developing software support tools for F/A-18 operational flight programs. He then undertook and "finally" completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, where he researched change and configuration management within high-integrity software development. While studying towards his PhD, Kelvin was also employed by the Software Verification Research Centre as a consultant, where he was involved in safety-critical development projects, professional training, and applied research.
Kelvin established KJ Ross & Associates Pty Ltd in 1997, a consulting firm specialising in software verification and validation. In particular Kelvin is renowned for his expertise in software testing, through which he has been involved in the testing of products ranging from shrink-wrapped software, web-based applications and servers, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, messaging systems, and safety-critical medical, defence and transportation systems.
Kelvin has been instrumental in establishing a number of initiatives supporting the software testing community, including the Australian Test Managers Forum (established in 1993), the Test Automation Workshop (established in 1996 in collaboration with Bond University), and the iqnite Australia conference (established in 2008). He established the Certified Software Testing Professional programme in 2000, which to-date has had over 800 participants. He was a steering committee member for the tailoring of ISO17025 for software test laboratories, and not sits on the NATA Accreditation Advisory Committee for Information Technology.
He has been active in university teaching to undergraduates and masters students, teaching software testing and software engineering at Griffith University, Bond University and Sydney University. He has presented at numerous international and local conferences and forums as an recognized expert in software testing and quality. In 2010 Kelvin also published the “Ross Report”, an in-depth study of testing and quality benchmarks and metrics from the Australian Software Testing industry.
In 2010, Kelvin was awarded the ACS (Qld) Achiever Award based on his commitment and contribution to the ICT industry both in Queensland and on a national basis.
Dr Kelvin Ross can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org