On January 13, 2014, President C. L. Max Nikias announced his appointment for Dr. Barry Boehm as Distinguished Professor along with Dr. Jonathan Samet and Dr. Eileen Crimmins as University Professor. Their outstanding accomplishments do honor to the University. For a complete list of USC Distinguished Professors, please refer to http://about.usc.edu/faculty/distinguished-professors/
Barry Boehm is the TRW Distinguished Professor in Software Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering, and founding director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He has honorary degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Chinese Academy of Sciences and has received the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal in recognition of his innovative solutions to the integration of systems engineering and software engineering. A pioneer in the field of software engineering, Professor Boehmâs research codified principles surrounding software development. The models he developed have revolutionized and laid the foundation for the development and production of increasingly complex software systems that are used regularly in all major social institutions, including transportation, education, banking, and defense.