Friday, March 8, 2013

Jacobs School Alum Becomes CTO of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute

Kevin R. Fall, who earned his Ph.D. in computer science from UC San Diego in 1994, has been named chief technology officer and deputy director of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. According to a Carnegie Mellon release, he will "direct the research and development portfolio of the SEI’s technical programs in cybersecurity, software architecture, process improvement, measurement and estimating, and unique technical support to sponsors."

“We look forward to working with Kevin to move our research programs forward to meet the needs of our sponsors,” said Paul Nielsen, SEI director and chief executive officer. “He brings to the SEI a depth of experience not only as a principal engineer in industry but also as a scientific adviser to government organizations such as the Department of Defense, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army.”

Fall was principal engineer at Qualcomm. He also was co-founder of NetBoost Corp., which was acquired by Intel. He served on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and holds right U.S. patents. He is a fellow of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Read the full Carnegie Mellon Press release here.