Dr. Kazman was awarded a prestigious NSF grant for close to 1 million dollars.

Software does have bugs. Fixing them is costly and time-consuming. Prof. Rick Kazman (ITM) and his colleague from Drexel, Y. Cai have an ingenious idea. Instead of examining hundreds of individual defective files in a large system, an architect only needs to examine a few hotspots—architecturally connected groups of files. Thus, by finding and fixing architectural hotsopts, many defects can be fixed simultaneously, by removing their architectural underpinnings, and this will provide substantial savings to large-scale industrial software projects. Congratulations for another worthwhile funded project. (tb / sept 23, 15).