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Nancy R. Mead is a senior member of the technical staff in the Networked Systems Survivability Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The CERT® Coordination Center is a part of this program. Mead is also a faculty member in the Master of Software Engineering and Master of Information Systems Management programs at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently involved in the study of software security engineering and the development of professional infrastructure for software engineers. She also served as director of 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, 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. Mead has more than 150 publications and invited presentations, and has a biographical citation in Who's Who in America. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society and is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Mead is a member of numerous advisory boards and committees. 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. In 2013 she was named an SEI Fellow. Mead is the SEI's seventh Fellow, a designation awarded to staff who have made outstanding contributions to the SEI and who continue to advise SEI leaders.