Grady Booch Grady Booch is recognised internationally for his innovative work on software architecture, software engineering, and modeling.

A renowned visionary, he has devoted his life's work to improving the effectiveness of software developers worldwide. Grady served as Chief Scientist of Rational Software Corporation since its founding in 1981 and continues to serve in that capacity within IBM.

Grady is one of the original authors of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and was also one of the original developers of several of Rational's products. Grady has served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex software-intensive projects around the world in just about every domain imaginable.

Grady is the author of six best-selling books, including the UML Users Guide and the seminal Object-Oriented Analysis with Applications, and has published several hundred articles on software engineering, including papers published in the early '80s that originated the term and practice of object-oriented design.

Grady is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).

He is an IBM Fellow, an ACM Fellow, a World Technology Network Fellow, and a Software Development Forum Visionary. Grady was a founding board member of the Agile Alliance, the Hillside Group, and the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects, and now also serves on the board of the International Association of Software Architecture. He also serves on the boards of Newmont University and the Iliff School of Theology.

Grady received his bachelor of science from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977 and his master of science in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1979.

Grady lives in Colorado. His interests include reading, traveling, singing, and playing the harp.