Christopher Hield

Adjunct Faculty // Software Engineering, Information Systems, OO Programming
College of Computing and Digital Media
Christopher Hield
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Bio and Research Information

Christopher Hield has been at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) since 2001, and is currently the Director of Software Development & Testing. As director of Software Development & Testing for CBOEdirect, CBOE's state-of-the-art electronic financial trading system, he is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the multi-tiered, serviced-based software used within the Systems Development Department.



Before joining CBOE, Christopher spent time working as a Senior Software Engineer and Business Consultant the Marketing, Systems and Development Division (MSD) of Hitachi Computer Products America. There he was involved in the design and development of object-based data mining and data exploration tools for the health care industry.



Prior to his position at Hitachi, Christopher spent 13 years in the Decision and Information Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory, where he served as Senior Software Engineer and Technical Lead in the Information Systems Section. His duties included the development of a variety of object-based information systems, as well as object-oriented frameworks to support distributed, multidisciplinary
modeling, simulation, and visualization applications.



Since 1995, he has been teaching various courses in Object Oriented software concepts at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and DePaul University.

Research Area

Software Engineering, Information Systems, OO Programming

Specific Research Area

Object Oriented Analysis, Modeling, Design & Development, Java, Software Testing, Software Project Management

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