University of Oregon
Dr. Stephen Fickas is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. Fickas received the B.S. degree from Oregon State University in Math, the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Irvine in 1983. From 1978 to 1983, Fickas worked at USC Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey, California. In 1983, Fickas joined the faculty at Oregon. In 1988 he was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Researcher position at Cambridge University. In 1991 he was selected as a Fulbright Research Scholar to the Hungarian Academy of Science. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1996.
Professor Fickas has a general interest in both software engineering and wearable computers. He help found the UO Wearable Computing Lab in 1995, and remains the lab director. In the area of software engineering, he retains broad interests (he is general chair of ICSE09), but tends to focus on issues in requirements engineering. Recently, he has teamed with colleagues in the Cognitive Rehabilitation Department to specify, design and implement wearable computing for the traumatic brain injury (TBI) population. Professor Fickas' research is funded by NSF, the Department of Transportation, and Intel.