Since 1984, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has served the nation as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). As part of Carnegie Mellon University, which is globally recognized for its highly rated programs in computer science and engineering, the SEI operates at the leading edge of technical innovation.
Here at the SEI, we advance software engineering principles and practices and serve as a national resource in software engineering, computer security and process improvement. We work closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
We are positioned at the nexus of academia, government and industry and undertake the following activities to fulfill our mission:
Perform research to advance and mature the discipline of engineering and securing software systems
Build proof-of-concept and demonstration systems that are used in conjunction with stakeholders, to assess the viability of new approaches to mission challenges
Widely disseminate recent advances and validated solutions relevant to the mission statement
Deploy domain expertise, on-demand in short order to assist with critical, urgent or sensitive government program challenges
We aspire to bring software-based capabilities with confidence to the Department of Defense and other government entities. Confidence is multi-faceted—in cost and schedule, in functionality, in security, and in desirable architectural properties (i.e., the
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.