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Nancy R. Mead

Dr. Nancy R. Mead is a Fellow and Principal Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). She is also 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 curricula. She served as director of software engineering education for the SEI from 1991 to 1994. Her research interests are in the areas of software security, software requirements engineering, and software architectures.

Prior to joining the SEI, Dr. 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. She also worked in IBM’s software engineering technology area and managed IBM Federal Systems’ software engineering education department. She has developed and taught numerous courses on software engineering topics, both at universities and in professional education courses, and she has served on many advisory boards and committees.

Dr. Mead has authored more than 150 publications and invited presentations. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society, and is a Distinguished Educator of the Association for Computing Machinery. She received the 2015 Distinguished Education Award from the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering. The Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education is named for her and has been awarded since 2010, with Professor Mary Shaw as the first recipient.

Dr. Mead received her PhD in mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and received a BA and an MS in mathematics from New York University
Dr. Carol C. Woody has been a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute since 2001. Currently she is the manager of the Cyber Security Engineering team, which focuses on building capabilities in defining, acquiring, developing, measuring, managing, and sustaining secure software for highly complex networked systems as well as systems of systems.

Dr. Woody leads engagements with industry and the federal government to improve the trustworthiness and reliability of the software products and capabilities we build, buy, implement, and use. She has helped organizations identify effective security risk management solutions, develop approaches to improve their ability to identify security and survivability requirements, and field software and systems with greater assurance. For example, she worked with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on defining security guidelines for its implementation of wireless emergency alerting so originators such as the National Weather Service and commercial mobile service providers such as Verizon and AT&T could ensure that the emergency alerts delivered to your cell phones are trustworthy. Her publications define capabilities for measuring, managing, and sustaining cyber security for highly complex networked systems and systems of systems. In addition, she has developed and delivered training to transition assurance capabilities to the current and future workforce.

Dr. Woody has held roles in consulting, strategic planning, and project management. She has successfully implemented technology solutions for banking, mining, clothing and tank manufacturing, court and land records management, financial management, human resources management, and social welfare administration, using such diverse capabilities as data mining, artificial intelligence, document image capture, and electronic workflow.

Dr. Woody is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. Computer Society and a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery. She holds a BS in mathematics from the College of William & Mary, an MBA with distinction from The Babcock School at Wake Forest University, and a PhD in information systems from NOVA Southeastern University.