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Dr. Boehm and Dr. Lane made Academic Invitees in the Omega Alpha Association

May 3, 2011

At the recent Annual Research Review 2011 held at USC, Dr. Stan Settles awarded both Dr. Barry Boehm and Dr. Jo Ann Lane with membership to the new Omega Alpha Association.

Congratulations to our new PhD graduates (May 2010)

May 10, 2010


Infosys made new Affiliate of CSSE

April 20, 2010

Infosys, an international corporation at the forefront of "the 'next generation' of IT," as of April 1st, 2010, has become an Affiliate of the Center for Systems and Software Engineering.

Director Nenad Medvidovic to give lecture as part of Distinguished Speaker Series (2/26/2010)

February 18, 2010

For the UCI Institute for Software Research, at the UCI campus. An excerpt from the abstract:

"...I posit that architecture offers clear benefits in [the mobile computing] domain. In support of this argument, I will overview the state-of-the-art in the area of mobile computing, with a specific focus on the role software architecture should and actually does play in this domain. I will highlight the characteristics of software architectures as well as specific architecture-based approaches that make them particularly suitable to developing mobile systems. I will then present a comprehensive framework targeted at architecture-based system deployment and mobility."


Director Nenad Medvidovic selected to chair ICSE and appointed as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

February 18, 2010

From the ICSE website: "The International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of software engineering."

From the IEEE TSE website: " IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) is an archival journal published bimonthly. We are interested in well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments."


Director Emeritus Barry Boehm to be awarded the 2010 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal

February 2, 2010

Excerpts from the press release:

"Dr. Boehm plans to contribute his full honorarium to the research of his Viterbi School Ph.D. students, whose grants are often depleted before their work is done."

"The Ramo Medal is named in honor of the distinguished engineering contributions of Dr. Simon Ramo, former Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of TRW, Inc. Ramo and his wife, Virginia ’37, were founding co-chairs of the Board of Overseers of the Keck School of Medicine of USC as well as co-recipients of the 2002 USC Presidential Medallion. Ramo also holds a Presidential chair at USC."


Special Issue of IJCIM

January 13, 2010

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi (MIT) and Linda Newnes (Bath Univ. UK) are co-editing a special issue of the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing with the theme "Managing Through-Life Costs". The goal of this issue is to bring together the work that is currently being undertaken across the lifecycle phases and emerging research that considers integrated approaches for lifecycle costing.

The deadline for manuscript submission is 5th March, 2010.


Di Wu, Qi Li, Mei He, Barry Boehm, Ye Yang, and Supannika Koolmanojwong's Best Paper at HICSS-43

January 8, 2010

Their paper Analysis of Stakeholder/Value Dependency Patterns and Process Implications: A Controlled Experiment has won the Best Paper award in Cyber Security and Infortmation Intelligence Research.


Dan Ligett named recipient of 2009 CSSE Lifetime Achievement Award

October 27, 2009

Dan Ligett will receive the CSSE Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's COCOMO® Forum for "innovative and sustained insights and improvements in software and systems cost model calibration and specialization."


USC-developed iPhone app tops iTunes store chart

January 15, 2009

CSSE's Research Assistant Raed Shomali participated in a group project to make an iPhone application that has topped the iTunes store chart.


Viterbi Computer Scientist Wins IBM Research Cash Award and Software Group's Retrospective Honor - Innovator's 'Prism-RT' Middleware Project Nets $20,000 Prize; Decade-Old Paper Wins Kudo

December 04, 2007

Nenad Medvidovic, an associate professor in the USC Viterbi School's Department of Computer Science, and CSSE principal, is one of the recipients of a IBM Real Time Innovation Award 2007 IBM Real Time Innovation Award for university faculty, money he will use to develop a system to allow smaller, less powerful handhelds network more effectively and efficiently. Separately, he is also being honored for being one of the co-authors of a paper presented at a major software conference one decade ago that has now been designated the most influential paper from that convention.

Barry Boehm: The Kudos Keep Coming - Special symposiums and exclusive events pay tribute to USC's software systems leader
by Ray Madachy

September 13, 2007

Barry W. Boehm this summer added to his long list of honors a pair of special lifetime contributions to software engineering awards, presented at prestigious research and education conferences.

New Book Celebrates CSSE Software Guru

June 06, 2007

Northrop-Grumman software products chief Richard Selby has edited a new book bringing together key contributions by the highly influential creator of the USC Center for Software and Systems Engineering.

The work, entitled Software Engineering: Barry W. Boehm's Lifetime Contributions to Software Development, Management, and Research, includes 42 reprinted articles fronted by a new introduction by the much-honored researcher, who is TRW professor of software engineering in the Viterbi School Department of Computer Science.

October 30, 2006

“I applaud this new organization,” said NAE President William Wulf, and declared that its expertise make the CSSE uniquely qualified to embark on a striking task: no less than a revised paradigm of engineering method. “We may need to rethink a lot of our assumptions,” said Wulf, “And I think CSSE is a perfect place to rethink them.”

NAE president and Ex-US Assistant Defense Secretary Keynote USC Software Convocation

October 18, 2006

NAE President William Wulf, John Stenbit, USC President Steven B. Sample, Provost C.L. Max Nikias, Viterbi School Dean Yannis Yortsos and numerous corporate, government and academic software and systems researchers, administrators and developers attended a major software convocation at USC.

Center for Software Engineering Adds Systems to Its Portfolio

Highly successful Viterbi research unit widens focus, brings on new co-director, and looks forward to major Convocation in fall. Under the leadership of Prof. Barry Boehm and a new co-director, Professor Stan Settles, the USC Center for Software Engineering will complete a change to become the Center for Systems and Software Engineering at a plenary affiliates convocation scheduled for October 23-26, 2006 at the University Park campus.


Raytheon Engineer Wins USC Software Award

October 03, 2006

Gary D. Thomas honored for basic research on Development Modeling. A Texan who made key contributions to the creation of tools now widely used to accurately estimate costs and time required for software development is the second recipient of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award.
Celebration of ISCAS/USC-CSE JSERL


"A celebration of ISCAS/USC-CSE software engineering Joint research laboratory (JSERL) was held in Beijing on 2006, May 17. The vice president of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Mr. Cao Jianlin attended the celebration."


Adleman, Boehm elected to National Academy of Engineering
by Eric Mankin

Two members of the School of Engineering's Department of Computer Science have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), among the highest professional distinctions in the field.

Library Gives Real-World Challenges to Student Software Designers
by Eric Mankin

A collaboration between the computer science department and University Libraries has put students to work on real, state-of-the-art software challenges with extraordinarily successful resuts.

In one case, the work done by the students in the graduate-level software engineering class of computer science professor Barry Boehm will almost certainly go into service at the library later this year. And the work done on others will be a boon to libra ry fund raisers in coming months.

Inspector SCRover

The Inspector SCRover (Southern California Rover) is a public safety robot being developed for the University of Southern California (USC), Department of Public Safety (DPS). Inspector SCRover shall enable the DPS to verify threats, involving suspicious materials, without a risk to human life. DPS shall send the Inspector SCRover in areas where suspicious materials may be present. Inspector SCRover shall enter the areas where hazardous materials are suspected to be present and return images of the surrounding environment. The USC DPS personnel shall analyze these images and determine if the materials pose a real threat to the environment, and shall act accordingly. DPS has approached the USC’s Center for Software Engineering (USC CSE) with a proposal to develop the Inspector SCRover. The Center of Software Engineering has decided to use the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL’s), Mission Data Systems (MDS) framework to develop this application. The MDS framework is a reusable mobile rover development software that NASA-JPL is going to use in their Rocky 7 rover to be sent to Mars in the year 2009. CSE shall be the first organization to test the reusability of this framework.