Dr. Paul Nielsen

Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Paul D. Nielsen is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center (FFRDC).  The SEI is a global leader in advancing software, cybersecurity, and the engineering of AI systems to support the nation by advancing the science, technologies, and practices needed to acquire, develop, operate and sustain software systems that are innovative, affordable, trustworthy, and enduring.

Prior to joining the SEI in 2004, Nielsen served in the U. S. Air Force, retiring as a major general and commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory after 32 years of distinguished service.  Nielsen is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).