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Three SEI Researchers Achieve IEEE Senior Member Status

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Three SEI Researchers Achieve IEEE Senior Member Status

March 9, 2012—The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is pleased to announce that three of its senior members of the technical staff—Timothy A. Chick, Mark Kasunic, and Dave Zubrow—have achieved the status of Senior Members in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE Senior Member grade recognizes engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in an IEEE-designated field who have demonstrated experience reflecting professional maturity; served in their professional capacity for at least ten years; and demonstrated significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice.

“IEEE has long played a vital role in advancing technological innovation. It’s great to see our technical staff increasing their involvement with this organization, to mutual benefit.”—Anita Carleton, director of the SEI’s SEPM Program.

Chick works on the SEI’s Team Software Process (TSP) initiative, where he defines, develops, and transitions high-performance software and systems engineering practices based on the principles and concepts in TSP, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), and Agile principles. Chick is an SEI-Certified CMMI instructor for both Services and Development, and a TSP mentor coach. Prior to joining the SEI, he worked for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) as a project manager on software development projects and software process improvement efforts for the E-2C Hawkeye Program.

Kasunic is a member of SEI’s Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis (SEMA) initiative. Kasunic joined the SEI in 1994. His research focuses on measurement and quantitative analysis approaches. Kasunic is the author of numerous technical papers, conference presentations, educational materials, and process guides. He develops and delivers courses on measurement and analysis techniques, organizational improvement planning, CMMI-based process improvement, team performance, and other topics; Mark also serves as project manager of an international research program addressing software project performance measurement. Prior to joining the SEI, Kasunic served in a number of software and statistical engineering roles at The Boeing Company.

Zubrow is chief scientist for the SEI’s Software Engineering Process Management (SEPM) Program and manager of the SEMA initiative. Zubrow joined the SEI in 1992. His research and development work focuses on applications of measurement and analysis techniques to process improvement, project management, and product development. Zubrow is a certified SCAMPI Lead appraiser and instructor for SEI courses. He is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certified software quality engineer and a senior member of ASQ. Prior to joining the SEI, Zubrow served as assistant director of analytic studies for Carnegie Mellon University.

“IEEE has long played a vital role in advancing technological innovation,” said Anita Carleton, director of the SEI’s SEPM Program. “It’s great to see our technical staff increasing their involvement with this organization, to mutual benefit.” Chick, Kasunic, and Zubrow all work in the SEPM Program.

For more information about the work of the SEI’s SEPM program, visit http://www.sei.cmu.edu/process/.

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