CRA welcomes Forrest Shull as a new Board Member. Shull is President of IEEE-CS and replaces Greg Byrd as one of the IEEE-CS representatives on the CRA Board, serving along with Leila De Floriani. Byrd joined the CRA Board in 2018, and CRA thanks him for his term of service.
Dr. Forrest Shull is Lead for Defense Software Acquisition Policy Research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). His role is to lead work with the U.S. Department of Defense, other government agencies, national labs, industry, and academic institutions to advance the use of empirically grounded information to inform policies related to software engineering. Currently, he is providing technical leadership to the DoD in support of important initiatives to improve software acquisition, culminating in the development of the Department’s first software-specific acquisition policy.
He has been a lead researcher on projects for the U.S. DoD, NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA), the NASA Safety Center, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, and commercial companies. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and co-editor of the Guide to Advanced Empirical Software Engineering.
He is President of the IEEE Computer Society, the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology.