Irvine, Calif., January 7, 2002
Debra Richardson has been named to the Board of Directors of Cotelligent, Inc., a leading provider of mobile business solutions, services and wireless hosting based in San Francisco. Richardson is the Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Professor and serves as chair of the UC Irvine Department of Information and Computer Science.
"I look forward to joining Cotelligent's Board of Directors during this time of growth and expansion," Richardson said. "As the company moves towards next-generation Internet and mobility solutions, Cotelligent's business model and focused strategy will help carry this organization forward."
Richardson was named the department chair in July 2000. She received her bachelor's degree from UC San Diego in 1976, and earned both her master's and doctoral degrees in computer and information science at the University of Massachusetts in 1978 and 1981, respectively.
"Richardson is an academic leader with an outstanding track record in information technology with a focus on software and software testing. We believe Debra's experience in these areas will provide the board with important perspective as we move more deeply into the software market with our JASware™ and FastTrack™ mobility management solutions," said Jim Lavelle, chair and CEO of Cotelligent. "As we enter the next phase of Cotelligent's development, we look forward to a new organizational approach that will strengthen our focus on both day-to-day marketplace results and future growth opportunities."
Richardson pioneered research in specification-based testing, where formal methods are used to guide software testing. Her current work focuses on enabling specification-based testing technology throughout the software life cycle, from requirements and architecture analysis through operation and evolution.
UCI's Department of Information and Computer Science was founded in 1968 in recognition of the emerging importance of this field. Its mission is to lead the innovation of new information and computing technology and study its economic, commercial and social significance while producing an educated work force to serve as the economic engine for the advancement of technology. With more than 40 faculty members, 1,750 undergraduates and 250 graduate students, ICS is the largest computing program within the University of California system as well as the fastest growing major at UCI. Visitwww.ics.uci.edu for more information.