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Carnegie Mellon University | Software Engineering Institute

Research Review 2020

Nov 9–10,12–13 | Virtual Event

The CMU SEI Way: Study. Make. Transform.

At the CMU SEI Research Review 2020 virtual event, you will learn about how we are making a difference in areas such as using models to advance software development and acquisition, codifying continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) practices, improving designed-in resilience, equipping cyber operators with dominant tradecraft, and exploring and leveraging of emerging technology innovation.

We will host half-day events November 9-10 and 12-13 featuring content on our ongoing fundamental research efforts in a public event.

Our program will feature presentations on recent, impactful projects and panel discussions that include CMU faculty. We will also offer virtual poster sessions and the availability of virtual meeting rooms for in-depth discussions with our researchers and others.

We make a difference by studying the way things in software and software-related security areas should be and need to be. Our collaborators in CMU and other leading academic institutions work with us to advance novel solutions, about which we present and publish in leading academic conferences and journals to shape research agencies and to improve the state-of-the-art in software engineering and cybersecurity. We ground our research in science, an approach that has led to a revolution of assurance in software development practice and made cybersecurity a primary consideration.

Building on what we know and learn, and working with our work sponsors, we produce results in the form of prototype tools, technologies, and practices. Proving and improving our concepts through engagement with our work sponsors, we transition the tools, technologies, and practices into practice for the U.S. Department of Defense. For some technologies, we also transfer the improvements to the larger communities we serve. Our results change for the better the way government and industry organizations make, deploy, defend, and evolve software-based capabilities.


Our military and civilian government work to deter war and protect our nation’s security. Their capabilities increasingly rely on software, as do those of our adversaries. Better-built and better-secured software will maintain our advantage. At the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (CMU SEI), we question assumptions, collaborate broadly, collect evidence, architect new ways, measure progress, and automate solutions to improve software development, use, and security. We have done this since the U.S. Department of Defense established us at CMU, an elite research university, as a federally funded research and development center focused on software engineering and cybersecurity.