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Grady is recognized internationally for his innovative work on
software architecture, software engineering, and modeling. He has been with
IBM Rational as its Chief Scientist since Rational's
founding in 1981. Grady is one of the original developers of the
Unified Modeling Language (UML) and was also was one of the original developers of several of
Rational's products. Grady has served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex
software-intensive projects around the world.
Grady is the author of six best-selling books, including the UML Users Guide and the seminal
Object-Oriented Analysis with Applications . Grady has published several hundred technical articles
on software engineering, including papers published in the early '80s that originated the term and
practice of object-oriented design. He has lectured and consulted worldwide.
Grady is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) ,
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ,
the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ,
and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) . He
is an IBM Fellow , an ACM Fellow ,
a World Technology Network Fellow , and a
Software Development Forum Visionary . Grady was a founding
board member of the Agile Alliance , the
Hillside Group , and the Worldwide
Institute of Software Architects .
Grady received his bachelor of science from the United States
Air Force Academy in 1977 and his master of science in electrical engineering from the
University of California at Santa Barbara in 1979.
Grady lives with his wife and cats in Colorado. His interests include reading, traveling, singing,
and playing the harp.
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