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2014-02-17 20:22:09

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Paul D. Nielsen, director and CEO of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, is a recipient of the newspaper's 2014 Diamond Awards, which honor the region's top CEOs and presidents. Awardees are selected based on evaluation of service philosophy, relationship to employees, and contribution to the community. Diamond Award winners represent three categories:...

2011-05-16 08:06:00

PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) recently announced that Stephany Bellomo has been named the chief engineer for the Civil & Defense Agency Team at the SEI. Bellomo, who has served as acting chief engineer for the past year, manages a team of acquisition and software experts who work with various civil and defense agencies through collaboration and innovative research. Some of these agencies include the...

2011-04-06 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) today announced the four thought-leaders who will keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7-9, 2011. Martin Curley, Bill Curtis, James Over, and Alexander Springer will explore the theme Global Excellence in Software and Security as it relates to the changing and evolving landscape of software, software systems, process improvement, and software quality and their impact on...

2011-02-02 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute today announced the keynote speaker lineup for SEPG North America 2011, to be held in Portland, Ore., from March 21 to 24. Headlining the SEPG North America 2011 conference program are three highly-regarded thought-leaders in software, technology, and process improvement: K. Dinesh, co-founder and member of the board of directors at Infosys Technologies Limited; William "Liam" Durbin, former chief...

2010-11-08 10:16:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) recently announced that Stephen Blanchette has been named the new chief engineer for Army programs. As the chief engineer, Blanchette will lead a team of the SEI's acquisition experts and software practitioners in working directly with the U.S. Army to navigate the intricacies of acquiring complex software and systems. "As the U.S. Army continues to embrace advanced software...

2010-10-28 14:14:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Watts Humphrey, founder of the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, died Thursday at his home in Sarasota, Florida. He was 83. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/NE90990 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/NE90990 ) "Watts Humphrey was one of the icons of software engineering--one of a handful of engineers like Barry...

2010-10-14 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) recently named Anita Carleton director of its Software Engineering Process Management (SEPM) Program. As director of the SEPM Program, Carleton will oversee the SEI's software process and measurement initiatives, which include the internationally recognized Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) framework, which helps organizations increase the maturity of their processes to...

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