Dr. Nancy Mead is an SEI Fellow and principal researcher at the Software Engineering Institute and an adjunct professor of software engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently involved in the study of security requirements engineering and the development of software assurance curriculum. She also served as director of education for the SEI. Her research interests are in the areas of software security, software requirements engineering, and software architectures.
Prior to joining the SEI, Mead was a senior technical staff member at IBM Federal Systems where she spent most of her career in the development and management of large, real-time systems. Mead is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society, and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. She received the 2015 Distinguished Education Award from the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering.