eclipse test & performance tools platform project
Project Management Committee

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Project Management Committee

The Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform Project is managed by a Project Management Committee (PMC). The work of the Top Level Project is organized into Projects, each with its own Project Lead who is responsible for its success. Where appropriate, larger Projects may be further divided into Subsystems, each with its own Lead.

This page lists those individuals expected to comprise the PMC or to lead currently planned Projects. As with any Eclipse Project, this Project will be a meritocracy. We will welcome to the Project all participants who are able to make the requisite commitment and contribution, and will assign responsibility accordingly over time.

The initial Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform PMC will be chosen from the appropriate contributors at the project kickoff meeting.

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Candidate PMC Members

Tyler Thessin (tyler.thessin at
Tyler Thessin is an engineering manager for Intel Software Development Products, namely Intel VTune Performance Analyzers, at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for common tools infrastructure for performance analyzers and threading tools. He started with Intel in 1993 working on software development tools then participated in managing several new business opportunities around video conferencing and enterprise hosting and Internet streaming media solutions before returning to managing software performance tools products. Tyler has been leading the creation of this proposal and is offering to lead the PMC and the Hyades Platform project.

Mike Norman (mgn at
Dr. Norman is CEO and founder of a specialist load testing software tools vendor known as Scapa Technologies which was founded in 1998 and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1990, Dr. Norman co-founded the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre at the University of Edinburgh where he led the Centre's Research Group. From 1994 to 1999, he founded and ran a specialist IT consultancy and analyst company, Makespan Ltd. Dr. Norman holds a BSc degree in Physiology from the University of London, and both an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. His specialist interest is the scalability and performance of server-based computer systems, an area in which he is the author of dozens of scientific papers. Dr Norman initiated the original Eclipse Hyades project at the Eclipse Board of Stewards in September 2002 and led it through to Version 3.0 in June 2004. During 2004 he worked with a broad range of stakeholders to propose an Eclipse PMC for Test and Performance which would incorporate the Hyades project. Mike is offering to join the project PMC in a coordination and communication role, and as Project Lead for the Hyades Test Tools Project.

Harm Sluiman (sluiman at
Harm Sluiman is a senior development manager for Autonomic Computing tools as well as Rational Test and Performance Tools at the IBM Toronto Lab. He was responsible for database, test, trace and performance tooling in WebSphere Studio. He is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, a member of the Canadian Excellence Technical Community, an affiliate of the IBM Academy of Technology, and an initial member of the original Eclipse Hyades project. He has written several articles on test and performance tooling, as well as contributed to several OMG RFPs related to data access, and has been a frequent speaker at conferences. He has been an IBM employee since 1974 starting in the hardware and microcode support area, before spending time in the field before moving to R&D. Prior to working on WebSphere Studio, he was the lead for distributed processing and database tooling for VisualAge for C++. He was a contributor to JSR 47 and JSR 165, and holds many patents in the areas of data model, test tools and performance analysis. Harm is offering to join the project PMC with an architecture role.

Serge Lucio (slucio at
Serge Lucio is a Senior Product Manager at IBM Rational, focusing on Automated Software Quality products' strategy. Since 2001, he has been leading the creation of the UML 2 Testing Profile at the Object Management Group and driving its adoption in the industry. Prior to that, Serge worked as a consultant, helping organizations improve their test and verification practices for automotive, aerospace and telecom systems. Serge is offering to join the project PMC as Project Lead for the Hyades Tracing and Profiling Tools and Hyades Monitoring Tools projects.