Welcome to the Boehm Center for Systems and Software Engineering!


The Boehm family has established the Boehm Center for Systems and Software Engineering (BCSSE) to carry on the Barry Boehm legacy of research in the areas of system and software development practices and the evolution of these practices as well as the estimation of cost/schedule for all things related to software, systems, and system of systems (SoS) engineering and development.


New Event

BCSSE Annual Research Review

We are excited to announce that Boehm CSSE will be hosting our Annual Research Review the week of March 27, 2023. This is going to be an online event, and we invite those from Academics, Industry and Government to present their current work and insights into the future. There will be an end-of-day focus group for each area to discuss what you, the attendee, see as a need in Software Engineering. We encourage everyone to attend all three days of this forum as this is a golden opportunity for those in academics to see what is happening in government and industry and those in government and industry to see what is being taught, researched and developed in academics.

Founding Director

Barry W. Boehm

May 16, 1935 - August 20, 2022
Barry W. Boehm was a University of Southern California Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics; the TRW Professor of Software Engineering; and Founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering (USC CSSE). He was also the Chief Scientist of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center, and a part-time employee of the Aerospace Corp. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He has also received honorary Sc.D. in Computer Science from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000 and in Software Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. See complete profile.

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