Valdis A. Berzins

Mail Code: CS/Be
Department of Computer Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831 656-2610


PhD - MIT, 1979
Computer Science
MS/EE - MIT, 1975
Electrical Engineering
BS - MIT, 1975


  • 1992-Present: Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • 1986-1992: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science


  • 1986 - 1989 - Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Minnesota
  • 1980 - 1986 - Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Univ. of Minnesota


  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering


  • Computer-aided Software Evolution
  • Reliable Software Architecture
  • Formal Models that Support Engineering Automation
  • Program Generators
  • Interoperability
  • Requirements and Risk Reduction


  • Research Recognition Award in Computer Science, Naval Postgraduate School, 1994


  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 1997-present.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Senior Member IEEE


  • V. Berzins and P. Dailey, “Improved Software Testing for Open Architecture”, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Research Symposium  – Acquisition Research : Creating Synergy for Informed Change, Monterey, CA, May 11-13, 2010.
  • Luqi, V. Berzins, William Roof, “Nautical Predictive Routing Protocol (NPRP) for the
    Dynamic Ad-Hoc Nautical Network (DANN)”, Springer, August, 2006.
  • Luqi, V. Berzins, “Achieving Dependable Flexibility via Quantifiable System Architectures”, Workshop on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, Berkeley, CA, May 6, 2006.

·         Luqi, L. Zhang, V. Berzins, Y. Qiao, “Documentation Driven Development for Complex Real-Time Systems”, IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, Vol. 30, No.12, December 2004, pp. 936-952. 

·         V. Berzins, "Lightweight Inference for Automation Efficiency", Science of Computer Programming, Vol. 42, pp. 61-74, 2002.

·         V. Berzins, "Recombining Changes to Software Specifications", Journal of Systems and Software, 42, 2, pp. 165-174, August 1998.


  • Keywords: Software Engineering, Decision Support, Architecture, Evolution, Change Merging, Embedded Systems, System Requirements, Computer-Aided Software Development, Software Generators, Dependability, Interoperability, Risk Reduction

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