Dr. Jean-Claude Franchitti is a Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Associate Director of Graduate Studies for the CS Master's program in Information Systems at NYU Courant Institute. He earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering (1985), and his M.S. and PhD. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1988, 1993). He has 30 years of experience in a myriad of industry verticals, and over 19 years of teaching and training experience. He held executive positions in large US-based corporations, and was a reviewer member on several industry standards committees. Dr. Franchitti taught as an adjunct at CU-Boulder, University of Denver, Columbia University, NYU SCPS, and NYU Courant Institute. He has extensive experience with corporate training, and developed and delivered training and mentoring programs via well known corporate education providers. He conducted research as part of several NSF and DARPA funded research programs.

Dr. Franchitti's teaching and research interests include database systems and software engineering with an emphasis on large scale software architectures and business solutions. He has published articles in numerous refereed publications including the Proceedings of Third Int. Conf. on Cooperative Information Systems, Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems, and the 16th International Conference on Software Engineering. Dr. Franchitti received an award for Outstanding Service from NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies in 2003.