In June of 1993, the
Center was founded by Dr. Barry W. Boehm to provide an environment for research and teaching
in the areas of large-scale software design and development processes,
generic and domain specific software architectures, software engineering
tools and environments, cooperative system design, and the economics
of software engineering.
to the success of the Center's efforts are the partnerships created
with leading public and private sector organizations through their
participation in our CSE General Affiliates' and COCOMO® II Affiliates'
programs. These organizations help fund the Center's research
and in turn benefit from its services and assets.
of the main goals of the Center is to perform research and development
of practical software technologies that can aid its Affiliate
members in reducing cost, customizing designs, and improving design
quality by doing concurrent software and systems engineering, while also meeting the requirements of the Center for research topics that
will facilitate the training and education of skilled software
leaders, armed with Ph.D. degrees.
the Center's success in balancing its own academic needs and the
needs of its Affiliates is the fact that, since its founding in
1993, the Center has graduated at least 26 individuals with doctorates while at the
same time attracting the continued and on-going support of over
two-dozen leading industrial partners.