Staff Profile

Grace A. Lewis

Grace A. Lewis

Principal Researcher

Key Responsibilities

Grace A. Lewis is the deputy lead for the Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) initiative and the principal investigator for the Edge-Enabled Tactical Systems (EETS) research team that has a number of projects related to mobile systems at the edge. Her main interests are:

  • Mobile Computing
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Software Architecture
  • Service-Oriented Architecture

Professional Background

Grace Lewis is a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Lewis has over 20 years of professional software development experience, mainly in industry. Her main areas of expertise include service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing and mobile applications.

Before joining the SEI, Lewis was Chief of Systems Development for Icesi University, where she served as project manager and technical lead for the university-wide administrative systems. Other work experience includes Design and Development Engineer for the Electronics Division of Carvajal S.A. where she developed software for communication between PCs and electronic devices; developed embedded software on the microcontroller that was used on the devices; and provided technical assistance to sales personnel during on-site visits to potential and actual clients.

AT the SEI she has worked in the area of Commercial-of-the-Shelf (COTS) Based Systems, Legacy System Modernization, Systems of Systems Engineering, and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) where she has a number of publications. Her current area of work is mobile computing in resource-constrained environments as well as the intersection betwen mobile computing and cloud computing.

Lewis has teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. She is currently a member of the technical faculty and a mentor for the Master of Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Publications (recent or significant)

Selected External Publications

SEI Publications


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Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) Initiative

Edge-Enabled Tactical Systems (EETS) Research Team


Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering - Member-at-Large
  • Steering Committee for COMPARCH, a federated conference series in Component-Based Software Engineering and Software Architecture
  • IEEE - Senior Member
  • CMU MSE Executive Committee

Current Professional Activities

Conference Organization

  • ICSOC 2014 - 12th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing - Program Committee Co-Chair - Novermber 3-6, 2014 - Paris, France
  • MobileSoft 2015 - 2nd ACM International Conference on Mobile Software and Systems - co-located with the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015) - May 16-17, 2015 - Florence, Italy - Social Media and Publicity Chair

Current Program Committees

  • CASCON 2014 - Smarter Systems of Interactions - November 3-5, 2014 - Markhan, Ontario, Canada
  • CLOUD COMPUTING 2015 - The Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization - March 22-27, 2015 - Nice, France
  • CIbSE 2015 Industry Track - XVIII Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering - April 22-24, 2015 - Lima, Perú
  • WCOP 2015 - 20th International Doctoral Symposium on Components and Architecture - May 4, 2015 - Montreal, Canada
  • CBSE 2015 - 18th International ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering - May 4-8, 2015 - Montreal, Canada
  • ICSE 2015 - 37th International Conference on Software Engineering - Software Engineering in Society (SEIS) Track - May 16-24, 2015 - Firenze, Italy
  • MobileSoft 2015 - 2nd ACM International Conference on Mobile Software and Systems - co-located with the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015) - May 16-17, 2015 - Florence, Italy

Journal Editorship

  • Guest Editor - International Journal on Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM) -- Special Issue on "Personalized Web Tasking" - Inderscience Publishers

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