University of Southern California
Home   Contact Us    
Center for Systems and Software Engineering

About us
Tech. Report
TR by Author
List of Affiliates
Private Area
Other Resources

CSSE 2008-2009 Highlights and Upcoming 2009-2010 Events

Each year, around its nominal May Affiliate renewal time, CSSE summarizes the highlights of its past year’s results and next year’s planned events.


Here are some upcoming events that are organized by CSSE as well as those in whose organization CSSE principals are integrally involved.


  • CSSE has recently had three PhD graduates: Yuriy Brun (March 2008), Chiyoung Seo (August 2008), and Jo Ann Lane (May 2009). Yuriy Brun is starting a postdoctoral position as an NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellow at the University of Washington, under the guidance of Prof. David Notkin. Chiyoung Seo has gone on to join Yahoo. Jo Ann Lane now has a temporary position within Computer Science and will eventually become an assistant research professor in the fall of 2009 in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. She's continuing her systems of systems research for the federal goverment, as well as supproting in SERC research.
  • In October of 2008, we successfully hosted International Forum on COCOMO® and Systems/Software Cost Modeling and ICM Workshop 3.
  • USC, in collaboration with the Stevens Institute, was chosen to establish and lead a Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), launched November 24, 2008, which is the nation's first University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) focusing on systems engineering research. CSSE Director Emeritus Barry Boehm was appointed director of research.
  • On January 1st, 2009, Nenad Medvidović became the new director for the Center for Software and Systems Engineering. Barry Boehm is still very much involved with the center as the new Director Emeritus.
  • In March and June 2009, we hosted the Annual Research Review and co-organized the Software Architecture Challenges in the 21st Century workshop, respectively.
  • Nenad Medvidović, along with coauthors Richard N. Taylor of the University of California Irvine and Eric Dashofy of the Aerospace Corporation, published a textbook on software architectures, "Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice."
  • Two new esteemed individuals have recently joined the CSSE faculty. Azad Madni is now a professor in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. William GJ Halford is now an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department.
  • Nenad Medvidović was named program co-chair of the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011), May 21-28, 2011, as well as program co-chair of the Third IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2009), Sept. 14-18, 2009.

A number of our papers have also won awards or were presented at major software engineering conferences recently:

We look forward to continuing our win-win relationship with our Affiliates and we will do our best to ensure that it continues to be a win for you.


Nenad Medvidović, Barry Boehm, and Stan Settles

2006-2007 Highlights