David Notkin

More on my adviser, Nico Habermann, and my advising and mentoring style below

Harold: You sure have a way with people.
Maude: Well, they're my species! [Harold and Maude, 1971]

Notkin: My favorite subspecies are my family and my students.

Current students

Post-doctoral researchers

Ph.D. graduates

M.S. graduates

Nico Habermann

My philosophy about working with students is taken from my adviser, Nico Habermann:

Focus on the students, since graduating great students means you'll produce great research, while focusing on the research may or may not produce great students.

Nico's influence along with the fantastic students I've been fortunate enough to work with are what made it possible for me to win the 2000 University of Washington Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.

Here is a copy of an email message I sent to my students before they attended their first software engineering conference (very mildly edited).