M.Sc (Tech), BITS Pilani, India
M.S, University of North Carolina -
Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Gopal's research interests are in empirical software engineering and
software engineering economics. More specifically, he has studied the topic of
contracts and processes in offshore software development projects. His interests
are also in the area of software metrics and metrics programs in software
development organizations. His current research involves studying labor and
contracting issues in software outsourcing and the role of benchmarks in new
product development projects in the high-tech sector. He has published in the
Communications of the ACM and the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.
Professor Gopal teaches BMGT 720, Information Technology and Corporate
Transformation, an elective for the MBA program. He has also taught undergrad
courses in Management of Information Systems and Telecommunications.
Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Professor Gopal spent 2 years as a
management consultant at PRTM Inc, a strategy and operations consulting firm
focusing on the high-tech sector. His projects included managing new product
development teams, market analysis and business plan development for the telecom
industry and managing ERP projects in the pharmaceuticals industry.