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Carnegie Mellon University | Software Engineering Institute

Research Review 2021

Nov 8–10 | Virtual Event

All program dates, times, and speakers are subject to change 

inspire. integrate. innovate.

the collaboration effect

The CMU SEI Research Review 2021 virtual event spotlights recent, innovative research projects through a mix of technical presentations and conversations among CMU SEI subject matter experts and their collaborators working in sponsor, customer, and academic organizations.

Collaboration, an essential characteristic of the SEI as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), lies at the heart of everything you will see and hear at this event. It is the thread that ties together our work in research and development, piloting, transitioning, and policy input for the benefit of our sponsor and customers.

The Research Review will be held over three days on November 8-10 from 11:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m. EST each day.

About the CMU SEI Research Review

SEI researchers will provide in-depth discussions of recent, high-impact, DoD-line-funded fundamental research that improves the state of the art and practice in software engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI) engineering. Each session will present tools, techniques, and processes produced through collaboration and designed to address the four big software challenges for national defense and security: capability, timeliness, affordability, and trustworthiness. You will hear about the positive impact of those technologies on the DoD mission. You will also learn how to benefit from collaboration with SEI researchers. Our panel discussions, comprising SEI researchers and collaborators from inside and outside the institute, will explore how to more rapidly integrate research advancements into your work contexts.


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.