Jim Cordy is Professor and past Director of the School of Computing at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In 1985 Dr. Cordy co-founded Holt Software Associates (HSA), a Toronto-based company specializing in educational software systems, and from 1995 to 2000 he was vice president and chief research scientist at Legasys Corporation, a software technology company specializing in legacy software system analysis and renovation. Dr. Cordy is a founding member of the Software Technology Laboratory at Queen's University. From 1991 to 1997 he led the Software Design Technology project, a multi-university research project in software architecture research funded by the Information Technology Research Centre (ITRC, now CITO, an Ontario government Centre of Excellence). As project leader Dr. Cordy was winner of the 1994 ITRC Bank of Montreal Innovation Excellence Award and the 1995 ITRC Chair's Award for Entrepreneurship in Technology Innovation.