Taz Daughtrey, ASQC/SQP, USA

Taz Daughtrey Mr. Taz Daughtrey, ASQ/SQP, USA Taz Daughtrey is Founding Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Software Quality Professional. An experienced designer and leader of software quality initiatives and process improvement projects, he is currently affiliated with TeraQuest of Austin, Texas. Taz, the former Division Chair and present Liaison Chair of the ASQ Software Division (http://www.asq-software.org), has been an active participant in development of various technical standards. He has contributed chapters to the second and third editions of The ISO 9000 Handbook and to Quality Planning, Control, and Improvement in Research and Development. Taz has published numerous technical papers; has given presentations at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, and Austria; and has conducted nearly one hundred classes on various software quality topics throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, England, Russia, and Germany. His emphasis has been on experience-based treatments of verification and validation, metrics, and software process improvement and professional development. Taz is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and a Fellow of the ASQ. He earned the B.S. in Physics and the M.Ed. in Science Education degrees from the University of Virginia. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Canadian government, and the Japanese Space Agency.