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Founder of Chillarege Inc. since 2001, he has been a consultant in ODC. He is the inventor of Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC) technology and while at IBM Research, he founded the Center of Software Engineering, and authored the seminal IBM Academy Study on Software Testing; an organization that implemented ODC across the company impacting tens of thousands of engineers. After 14 years at IBM he joined Opus360, New York as Executive Vice President of Software and Technology. He received his M.E. and B.E. degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and his B.Sc. degree from the University of Mysore, one of India’s premier institutions of higher learning. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was awarded IBM's Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for ODC. ODC is an expansive body of work which brings new methods to the business of managing software engineering operations. Its development from concept to large-scale rollout spanned a decade, culminating with implementation programs worldwide, reaching thousands of engineers at IBM. He is an active speaker at conferences, and continues to publish adding to his collection of over 50 peer reviewed professional articles. In 2002, he was awarded the IEEE Technical Achievement Award, "For invention of Orthogonal Defect Classification and contributions to advances in software engineering measurements and analysis". He has chaired the Charter group for Software Reliability, the 1996 and 2005 IEEE, the IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE); and the 1997 Fault-Tolerant Computing Symposium (FTCS). He is also on the Board of the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Reliability.