Len Bass

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Leonard Joel Bass
Occupation(s)software engineer, former researcher at the Software Engineering Institute

Leonard Joel (Len) Bass (born c.1943) is an American software engineer, Emeritus professor and former researcher at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), particularly known for his contributions on software architecture in practice.[1][2]


Bass received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1970 under the supervision of Paul Ruel Young with the thesis, entitled "Hierarchies based on computational complexity and irregularities of class determining measured sets."[3]

Bass was appointed Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island in 1970.[citation needed] In 1986, he moved to the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he started as head of the user-interface software group, and later focused on the analysis of software architectures. Since 2011, he has been Senior Principal Researcher at NICTA (National ICT Australia).[4]

Len Bass was awarded the Software Development Magazine's Jolt Productivity Award twice in 1999 and 2003.[5]

Selected publications[edit]


  • Bass, L., Clements, P., Kazman, R. (1st ed. 1998, 2nd ed. 2003, 3rd ed. 2012, 4th ed. 2022). Software Architecture in Practice. Pearson Education
  • Clements, P., Bass, L., Garlan, D., Ivers, J., Little, R., Nord, R., Stafford, J. (1st ed. 2002, 2nd ed. 2011). Documenting software architectures: views and beyond. Pearson Education.
  • Bass, L., Weber, I., Zhu, L. (2015). DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective. Addison-Wesley Professional.

Articles and reports, a selection:[6]


  • Bass, L. [lenbass]. (2016, July 31). Networking [Video file].
  • Bass, L. [lenbass]. (2016, July 30). Virtual Machine [Video file].


  1. ^ Fielding, Roy Thomas. Architectural styles and the design of network-based software architectures. Diss. University of California, Irvine, 2000.
  2. ^ Bosch, Jan. Design and use of software architectures: adopting and evolving a product-line approach. Pearson Education, 2000.
  3. ^ Len Bass at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Len Bass at nicta.com.au. Accessed 10. 2014.
  5. ^ The Complete Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards at Dr. Dobbs[1]. Accessed 04. 2020.
  6. ^ Leonard J. Bass at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata

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