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Thursday, November 12 • 11:30am - 12:35pm
Software Engineering’s Grand Challenges: Voices from Visionaries

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How will software engineering enable our future vision? In this showcase, experts from industry and government will discuss major open problems and grand challenges in software engineering. Each participant will talk about software engineering’s “grand challenges” as they relate to their field of work, including space exploration, supercomputing, AI, and future battle systems.

Mr. Robert will moderate the flow of questions shared in the chat during the panel's discussion.

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Ms. Anita Carleton

Director, Software Solutions Division, CMU SEI
Anita Carleton is an Executive Leadership Team Member and Division Director of the Software Solutions Division (SSD) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University, where she has more than 30 years of technical and senior leadership experience in the software... Read More →

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Mr. Tim Dare

Deputy Director for Prototyping and Software; Lead of National Defense Authorization Act Section 255, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Mr. Timothy S. Dare is the Deputy Director for Prototyping and Software (DD(P&S)). As the DD(P&S), Mr. Dare is the senior DDRE(AC) official responsible for prototyping and manages DDRE(AC)’s annual $400+M prototyping portfolio. In support of USD(R&E)’s mission to develop capability... Read More →
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Dr. J. Michael McQuade

Vice President for Research, CMU
J. Michael McQuade is Carnegie Mellon University's vice president for research, providing leadership for the university's research enterprise and advocating for the role that science, technology and innovation play nationally and globally.From 2006 to 2018 he served as senior vice... Read More →
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Dr. Deborah Frincke

Associate Laboratory Director for National Security Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Deborah Frincke, the Associate Laboratory Director for National Security Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, guides the research and development of science-based solutions to complex threats that put public safety, national defense, energy infrastructure, and the economy... Read More →
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Dr. Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Mr. Vinton G. Cerf, Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer, is widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf... Read More →
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Mr. Nand Mulchandani

Chief Technology Officer, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
Mr. Nand Mulchandani serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry as a serial entrepreneur and senior executive in the enterprise infrastructure... Read More →
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Mr. John Robert

Deputy Director, Software Solutions Division, CMU SEI
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Dr. William Scherlis

Director, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advance Research Projects Agency
Dr. William Scherlis assumed the role of office director for DARPA’s Information Innovation Office in September 2019. In this role he leads program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the United States and its... Read More →
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Ms. Sara Manning Dawson

General Manager, Microsoft Critical Infrastructure Engineering, Microsoft Corporation
Ms. Sara Manning Dawson is a Partner General Manager at Microsoft, specializing in cloud infrastructure security.  She leads the Critical Infrastructure (CI) Engineering team, working across engineering, industry and government to design and deliver a Microsoft cloud platform and... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 11:30am - 12:35pm EST