Faculty profile: Professor Eric Yu

A stellar year for Eric Yu

iSchool Professor Eric Yu has enjoyed two great professional achievements in 2011.

Social Modelling for Requirements Engineering

photograph of Professor Eric YuIn January, a book he co-edited with Paolo Giorgini (Italy), Neil Maiden (London), and John Mylopoulos (Italy) was published by MIT Press.

The book centres around theories laid down by Professor Yu more than fifteen years ago in his doctoral dissertation, which introduced the i* framework for modeling and analyzing strategic actor relationships.

Social Modeling for Requirements Engineering (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011)  includes his original work on social modeling for requirements analysis, as well as eighteen outstanding essays that represent the work of nearly two dozen scholars whose work has been constructed on foundations built by Professor Yu. 

Much of the difficulty in creating information technology systems that truly meet people’s needs lies in the problem of pinning down system requirements. This book offers a new approach to the requirements challenge, based on modeling and analyzing the relationships among stakeholders.

“The publication is a monumental achievement. It further cements Eric’s reputation as an internationally recognized leader in his field. All of us are proud to have this innovative and path-making scholar as a colleague and mentor,” says Dr. Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information.

Promotion to full professor Social modelling for requirements engineering.  Linked to UT Libraries' catalogue record

Dr. Yu achieved another milestone in July 2011 when he became a full professor at the iSchool.

He joined the Faculty of Information in 1995, after receiving his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. His ongoing research focuses on the analysis and design of information systems and services in social contexts and knowledge management.

Yu’s projects include designing for security and privacy, agile software development, and business modeling for business intelligence.

Courses taught by Professor Yu

INF1341H  System Analysis and Process Innovation
INF1342H  Systems Requirements and Architectural Design
INF2177H  Information Management and Systems
INF2183H  Knowledge Management and Systems

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Professor Eric Yu

Master of Information (MI) program at the iSchool
MI program -- Information Systems & Design Path