Carnegie Mellon University
May 05, 2016

Shaw to Deliver Keynote at ICSE 2016

By Josh Quicksall

Dr. Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science and ISR faculty, has been announced as a keynote speaker at this year’s International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Entitled, “Progress Toward an Engineering Discipline of Software”, the talk will leverage traditional conceptualizations of other engineering disciplines to assess the maturity of the software engineering field.

Shaw, a computer science faculty member since 1971, is a pioneer in software engineering research. Her seminal work on software architecture — the large-scale structure of software systems — contributed to its acknowledgement as a distinct discipline. The selection of an appropriate architecture is now recognized as a critical step in the engineering any complex software system.

Shaw’s work has earned her numerous recognitions and honors, including the United States’ National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award (with David Garlan), the IEEE Computer Society TCSE's Distinguished Educator Award, and CSEE&T's Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education. Additionally, she is a fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, and the AAAS.

ICSE, widely regarded as the foremost forum in the world on software engineering research, is to be held May 18-20 in Austin, TX.