Dr. William L. Scherlis - (Chair)
Carnegie Mellon University
William L. Scherlis, chair, is a full Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. He is the founding director of CMU's PhD Program in Software Engineering and director of CMU's International Software Research Institute (ISRI). His research relates to software assurance, software evolution, and technology to support software teams. Dr. Scherlis joined the CMU faculty after completing a Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University, a year at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) as a John Knox Fellow, and an A.B. at Harvard University. He was the lead Principal Investigator of the four-year High Dependability Computing Project (HDCP), in which CMU leads a collaboration with five universities to help NASA address long-term software dependability challenges. He is also co-Principal Investigator (with two colleagues) of a new project with NASA and diverse industry and laboratory subcontractors focused on dependable real-time and embedded software systems. Dr. Scherlis is involved in a number of activities related to technology and policy, recently testifying before Congress on innovation and information technology, and, previously, on roles for a Federal CIO. He interrupted his career at CMU to serve at DARPA for six years, departing in 1993 as senior executive responsible for coordination of software research. While at DARPA he had responsibility for research and strategy in computer security, aspects of high performance computing, information infrastructure, and other topics. Dr. Scherlis is a member of the National Research Council (NRC) study committee on cybersecurity and the DARPA Information Science and Technology Study Group (ISAT). He recently completed chairing a NRC study on information technology, innovation, and e-government. He has led or participated in national studies related to cybersecurity, crisis response, analyst information management, Department of Defense software management, and health care informatics infrastructure. He has been an advisor to major IT companies. He has served as program chair for a number of technical conferences, including the ACM Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) Symposium. He has more than 70 scientific publications.
Dr. Greg Morrisett
Greg Morrisett is Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. His current research interests are in the applications of programming language technology for building secure and reliable systems. In particular, he is interested in applications of advanced type systems, model checkers, certifying compilers, proof-carrying code, and inline reference monitors for building efficient and provably secure systems. He is also interested in the design and application of high-level languages for new or emerging domains, such as sensor networks. Dr. Morrisett received his B.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of Richmond (1989) and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (1995). He spent about seven years on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. In the 2002-2003 academic year, he took a sabbatical at Microsoft's Cambridge Research Laboratory. In January of 2004, he moved to Harvard University.
MajGen Robert F. Behler
Robert F. Behler is a senior vice president in the MITRE Corporation Command and Control Center for programs and advanced command and control. The center serves MITRE's Department of Defense sponsors and focuses on creating a joint command, control, and communications system. Mr. Behler leads the center's work for Department of Defense sponsors. Before joining MITRE in April 2006, Mr. Behler was general manager of Precision Engagement at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. In this position he supervised over 250 scientists and engineers working on advanced command, control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C2ISR) programs for the Department of Defense. Under Mr. Behler's leadership, the Precision Engagement organization turned new and emerging technologies into transformational operational capabilities. Mr. Behler retired from the Air Force as a major general in 2003. During his distinguished 31-year career, he accumulated extensive experience managing and developing advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies at all levels. Before retiring, Mr. Behler was commander of the Air Force C2ISR Center at Langley Air Force Base, where he was principal C2ISR advisor to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Prior to that, he served as deputy commander of NATO Joint Headquarters North in Stavanger, Norway, and was the senior U.S. military officer in Scandinavia. He has also served as director of command, control, communication, computers, and intelligence at the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base and as chief of the U.S. Air Force Senate Liaison Office. Mr. Behler entered the Air Force in 1972 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Behler received his bachelor's and master's degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1970 and 1972, respectively. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1990. He received a master's degree in business administration from Marymount University in 1991. He is an associate fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Dr. Barry W. Boehm
University of Southern California
Barry Boehm, NAE, is TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Computer Science Department Director, University of Southern California Center for Software Engineering. His current research interests include software process modeling, software requirements engineering, software architectures, software metrics and cost models, software engineering environments, and knowledge-based software engineering. His contributions to the field include the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO); the Spiral Model of the software process; the Theory W (win-win) approach to software management and requirements determination; and two advanced software engineering environments: the TRW Software Productivity System, and Quantum Leap Environment. Between 1989 and 1992, he served within the U.S. Department of Defense as Director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office, and as Director of the DDR&E Software and Computer Technology Office. He worked at TRW from 1973 to 1989, culminating as chief scientist of the Defense Systems Group, and at the Rand Corporation from 1959 to 1973, culminating as head of the Information Sciences Department. He was a programmer-analyst at General Dynamics between 1955 and 1959. He has served on the board of several scientific journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, ACM Computing Reviews, Automated Software Engineering, Software Process, and Information and Software Technology. He has served as chair of the AIAA Technical Committee on Computer Systems, chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Software Engineering, and as a member of the Governing Board of the IEEE Computer Society. He currently serves as chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board's Information Technology Panel and chair of the Board of Visitors for the CMU Software Engineering Institute. Dr. Boehm received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1961 and 1964, all in mathematics.
Dr. Lori A. Clarke
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Lori A. Clarke is a professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is an ACM Fellow, vice chair of the Computing Research Association’s Board of Directors, and a member of the CRA-W. She is a former IEEE Distinguished Visitor, ACM National Lecturer, IEEE Publication Board member, associate editor of ACM TOPLAS and IEEE TSE, member of the CCR NSF advisory board, ACM SIGSOFT secretary/treasurer, vice-chair and chair, as well as a 1990 recipient of the University of Massachusetts Chancellor's Medal, and a 1993 recipient of a University Faculty Fellowship. Dr. Clarke has worked in the area of software engineering, particularly on software analysis and testing for many years. She was one of the primary developers of symbolic execution, a technique used to reason about the behavior of software systems and for selecting test data, and made contributions in the areas of software architecture and object management. Recently her work has focused on analysis of concurrent systems. With colleagues, she has developed FLAVERS, a static analysis tool that uses data-flow analysis techniques to verify user-specified properties. FLAVERS automatically creates a concise, but perhaps imprecise, model of the software system and then allows users to selectively improve the accuracy of the program model as needed to improve the accuracy of the results. The PROPEL system complements FLAVERS, and other event-based finite-state verification systems, by helping users elucidate the details of the properties to be proven. FLAVERS allows users to simultaneously view and construct properties from templates of English language phrases or finite-state automata. The long-term goal is to develop techniques that well-trained software engineers can use to improve the quality of software systems. She received her B.A. in mathematics (1969) from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in computer science (1976) from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Michael A. Cusumano
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael A. Cusumano is the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. He specializes in strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship in the computer software industry, as well as automobiles and consumer electronics. He teaches courses on Strategic Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and The Software Business. He has consulted for some 50 major companies around the world. He has been a director of NuMega Technologies (sold to Compuware in 1998 for $150 million) and Infinium Software (sold to SSA Global Technologies in 2002 for $105 million), as well as other private and public software companies. He is currently a director of Patni Computer Systems (software outsourcing, based in India) and Entigo (warrantee management software) and an advisor to NetNumina Solutions (internet architecture and custom solutions), firstRain (wireless and web services software), H-5 Technologies (digital search technology), and Sigma Technology Group PLC (early stage ventures). He has also served as editor-in-chief and chairman of the MIT Sloan Management Review and writes periodically for Communications of the ACM, The Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, The Washington Post, and other publications. Dr. Cusumano has published eight books. His latest book, The Business of Software: What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad, was published in March 2004. Dr. Cusumano received a B.A. degree from Princeton in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1984. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in production and operations management at the Harvard Business School during 1984-86. He is fluent in Japanese and has lived and worked in Japan for seven years. He received two Fulbright Fellowships and a Japan Foundation Fellowship for studying at Tokyo University
Ms. Mary Ann Davidson
Mary Ann Davidson is the chief security officer at Oracle Corp., responsible for security evaluations, assessments and incident handling. As a senior executive in the IT industry she brings both a military and business background and in-depth experience with and perspective on industrial capacity to respond to Defense needs. She represents Oracle on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Information Security Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) and is on the editorial review board of the Secure Business Quarterly. Ms. Davidson has a B.S.M.E. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, where she was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.
Dr. Larry E. Druffel
South Carolina Research Authority [Retired]
Larry Druffel recently retired as president and CEO of SCRA, a public, non-profit research and development corporation engaged in the application of advanced technology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Teknowledge Corporation and a member of the advisory board of Amaix Corporation. He was the director of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon from 1986-1996, where he initiated the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 1987. Before joining the SEI, he was vice president for business development at Rational Software. He served on the Board of Directors of Rational from 1986-1995. Dr. Druffel was on the faculty at the USAF Academy. He later managed research programs in advanced software technology at DARPA. He was founding director of the Ada Joint Program Office, and then served as director of Computer Systems and Software (Research and Advanced Technology) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is the co-author of a computer science textbook and over 35 professional papers, including the Chapter on “Information Warfare” for the ACM Fiftieth Anniversary Book Beyond Computing. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.Sc. in computer science from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Druffel is a fellow of the IEEE, and a fellow of the ACM. He has served on engineering advisory boards of the University of South Carolina, Clemson and Embry Riddle University. He was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Technology Institute, a non-profit R&D corporation. Dr. Druffel chaired the AF Science Advisory Board Study on Information Architecture and co-chaired the Defense Science Board study on Acquiring Defense Software Commercially. He led the Defensive Information Warfare Panel for the AFSAB “New World Vistas”. He has served on numerous AFSAB, DSB, and NRC studies dealing with the use of information technology, including the National Research Council study of Engineering Challenges to the Long Term Operation of the Space Station.
Mr. Russell E. Frew
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Russell Frew is the vice president, programs and technology for the Electronic Systems Business Area (ESBA). In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing both technology development and program performance in the business sector. He is frequently called upon to lead engineering assistance teams that engage major programs across the corporation struggling with significant technical and programmatic issues. In his capacity as the ESBA chief technical officer, he is also responsible for the technology strategy and the investment plan. Additionally, Mr. Frew has executive responsibility for the Advanced Technology Laboratories in Cherry Hill, NJ. From 1999 to late 2003, Mr. Frew was on special assignment from the MS2 staff to the executive vice president, ESBA. In this capacity he has lead major program tiger teams working F/A-22’s avionics stability, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s Mission System redesign, and the F-16 Block 60 Advanced Mission Computer. As part of the COTS revolution, Frew authored and leads the Lockheed Martin Proven Path electronics program. Prior to his appointment as vice president advanced technology for MS2 in 1999, Frew spent 18 months as vice president, Technology for Government Electronics Systems in Moorestown, NJ. While with GES he managed leap-ahead technology programs such as COMBATS and InfoScene. From June 1996 to March 1997, Frew was the Executive Director of the Lockheed Martin Corporate Advanced Technology Research Lab’s. During his tenure, Frew conceived and lead a nine-month study for DARPA on collaborative intelligent software agents. Before that, Frew managed ATL’s Artificial Intelligence lab for eight years and served as a career military officer. The Army later loaned him to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he was one of the original members of the Strategic Computing program that defeated Japan’s Fifth Generation challenge. Mr. Frew holds graduate and undergraduate degrees and is a member on the Advisory Board for Penn University Graduate Engineering School and is also on the Board of Directors of the ISX Corporation.
Dr. James R. Larus
James Larus is a research area manager at Microsoft Research. He manages these groups: Advanced Compiler Technology, studying compiler and language implement techniques and focused on techniques for implementing modern, safe language and in compiling for highly parallel hardware; Human Interaction in Programming, which uses HCI techniques, such as controlled user studies and ethnography, to study software developers, testers, managers and their teams in order to produce innovative software development tools that address human and social issues; Runtime Analysis and Design, which uses runtime program analysis including hybrid static-dynamic analysis, statistical sampling, and heap analysis to improve software quality, security, and performance; Software Reliability Research, which applies program verification techniques and software measurement and modeling techniques to improve the quality of software; and Concurrency Research, which will explore ways to improve parallel programming. His research centers on Singularity, a project to focus on the construction of reliable systems through innovation in the areas of systems, languages, and tools: What would a software platform look like if it was designed from scratch with the primary goal of dependability? Singularity is working to answer this question by building on advances in programming languages and tools to develop a new system architecture and operating system (named Singularity), with the aim of producing a more robust and dependable software platform. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Larus was an associate professor in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard University.
Mr. Walker E. Royce
International Business Machines Corporation
Walker Royce is the vice president of IBM's Worldwide Rational Lab Services. Mr. Royce joined Rational in 1994 and served as vice president of Professional Services from 1997 through IBM's acquisition of Rational in 2003. Over the last 10 years, he has managed large software engineering projects, consulted with a broad spectrum of Rational's worldwide customer base, and developed a software management approach that exploits an iterative life cycle, industry best practices, and architecture-first priorities. He is the author of Software Project Management, A Unified Framework (Addison Wesley Longman, 1998) and a principal contributor to the management philosophy inherent in Rational's Unified Process. Before joining Rational, Mr. Royce spent 16 years in software project development, software technology development, and software management roles at TRW Electronics & Defense. He was a recipient of TRW's Chairman's Award for Innovation for his contributions in distributed architecture middleware and iterative software processes in 1990 and was named a TRW Technical Fellow in 1992. He received his B.A. in physics from the University of California, and his M.S. in computer information and control engineering from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt
Doug C. Schmidt is a professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering at Vanderbilt University. He is currently conducting research on patterns, optimizations, and experimental analysis of advanced generative software techniques that facilitate the development of distributed real-time and embedded middleware and model driven architectures running over high-speed networks and interconnects in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Schmidt has a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from the University of California, Irvine and a M.A. and B.A in Sociology from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
Mr. John P. Stenbit
TRW Inc. [Retired]
John P. Stenbit, NAE, is an independent consultant. He recently served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and as the DOD’s Chief Information Officer. Mr. Stenbit has had a career that spans more than 30 years of public and private-sector service in telecommunications and command and control. In addition to his recent service, his public service includes 2 years as principal deputy director of Telecommunications and Command and Control Systems, and 2 years as staff specialist for Worldwide Command and Control Systems, both in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Stenbit previously was executive vice president at TRW, retiring in May 2001. He joined TRW in 1968 and was responsible for the planning and analysis of advanced satellite surveillance systems. Prior to joining TRW, he held a position with the Aerospace Corporation involving command-and-control systems for missiles and satellites, and satellite data compression and pattern recognition. During this time, he was a Fulbright Fellow and Aerospace Corporation Fellow at the Technische Hogeschool, Einhoven, Netherlands, concentrating on coding theory and data compression. He has served on numerous scientific boards and advisory committees, including as chair of the Science and Technology Advisory Panel to the Director of Central Intelligence and as a member of the Science Advisory Group to the Directors of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Communications Agency.
Dr. Kevin J. Sullivan
University of Virginia
Kevin J. Sullivan is associate professor and Virginia Engineering Foundation (VEF) Endowed Faculty Fellow in computer science at the University of Virginia, where he has worked since 1994. His research interests are mainly in software engineering and languages. He has served as associate editor for the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering and the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, and on the program and executive committees of conferences including the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) and ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). He and his students are broadly interested in the design and engineering of software-intensive systems, with an emphasis on the need for a value-based theory and practice of system design. Dr. Sullivan received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in 1987 and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington in 1994.