This month's blog is to introduce Mr. Ken Costello, Senior Software Engineer for NASA IV&V in Fairmont, WV. He is a Lecturer with the Lane Department Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University. Mr. Costello teaches two courses SENG 530 Validation and Verification and a new advanced course on Engineering Dependable Software. You can read more about him on his LinkedIn account at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-costello-448792a/
He has been a part-time Instructor for over 12 years having taught the SENG 540 Software Evolution in Summer of 2005. He attended the Pennsylvania State University where he earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and attended this program as one of the first handful of students to get a MS in Software Engineering from WVU. His work for NASA as a software engineer focuses on verification and validation of systems, as well as, quality assurance and reliability. He has been involved with the IEEE for several years and was the vice-chairman on the IEEE standard for system verification and validation (IEEE STD 1012) for several years as well as serving on the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards committee. He is married with two kids. His outside activities includes leading a non-profit organization that provides young ladies the opportunity to learn and enjoy fast-pitch softball. He umpires softball games and is the head umpire for the Amateur Softball Association in West Virginia.