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D. Paul Ralph (PhD, British Columbia) is an award-winning scientist, author and consultant, and computer science professor at Dalhousie University.

His research focuses on the intersection of software engineering, human computer interaction and project management.

Dr Ralph’s research has been published in premier software venues including International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.

Additionally, he has written editorials on technology, education and design for influential outlets including Business Insider, Lifehacker and The Conversation.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Dalhousie University
  • 2014–2019
    Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
  • 2010–2014
    Lecturer, Lancaster University


  • 2010 
    University of British Columbia, PhD


Canadian Graduate Scholar; Governor General's Academic Medal