Chris F.  Kemerer


Chris F. Kemerer

David M. Roderick Professor of Information Systems 
and Professor of Business Administration
Area Head, Information Systems and Technology Management

276C Mervis Hall

Last Updated: May 2018

Dr. Chris F. Kemerer is the David M. Roderick Professor of Information Systems at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.  Previously, he was an Associate Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management

He received the B.S. degree magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where his dissertation topic was “Measurement of Software Development Productivity”.

His current research interests include management and measurement issues in information systems and software engineering, and he has published more than seventy articles on these topics in a number of professional and academic journals, including Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information and Software Technology, Information Systems Research, Information Technology and Management, Management Science, Marketing Science, MIS Quarterly, Sloan Management Review, as well as editing two books. He is an ISI/Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science, and an INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow. His paper "A Metrics Suite for Object-Oriented Design" is the most highly cited software engineering paper ever in the history of the field.

He is a former Principal of American Management Systems Inc., the Washington, DC area-based software development and consulting firm where he designed, developed and managed software projects for a variety of public and private sector clients.  He continues to serve industry in a variety of roles, including consulting, executive education, and expert testimony. 

Dr. Kemerer serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Annals of Software Engineering, Communications of the ACM, Empirical Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, the Journal of Software Quality, and MIS Quarterly, and is a member of INFORMS, ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society.  He is a past Departmental Editor for Information Systems at Management Science, and past Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research.