Paul D. Nielsen
Director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute
Dr. Paul D. Nielsen is the Director and CEO of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. The SEI is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the US Department of Defense. The SEI concentrates on software engineering and cybersecurity methods that enhance mission assurance for complex systems. Earlier Nielsen served in the US Air Force and retired as a major general. Nielsen is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering.