The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations such as yours to improve their software engineering capabilities and to develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time. To accomplish this, the SEI
- performs research to explore promising solutions to software engineering problems
- identifies and codifies technological and methodological solutions
- tests and refines the solutions through pilot programs that help industry and government solve their problems
- widely disseminates proven solutions through training, licensing, and publication of best practices
Leading the world to a software-enriched society
Our mission is to advance software engineering and related disciplines to ensure the development and operation of systems with predictable and improved cost, schedule, and quality.
To achieve this mission, our strategy is to openly engage a broad-based community with a focus on improving the effects of software in the world. We create usable technologies, apply them to real problems, and amplify their impact by accelerating broad adoption.
Our Core Values
The SEI s core values are integrity, excellence, and impact. These core values are the foundation of everything we do at the SEI. They hold us together when the forces of change push and pull us this way and that.
Since 1984, the SEI has served the nation as a federally funded research and development center based at Carnegie Mellon University, an organization that is well known for its highly rated programs in computer science and engineering. As part of Carnegie Mellon, the SEI operates at the leading edge of technical innovation. The SEI staff has advanced software engineering principles and practices and has served as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. See SEI Statistics and History for an overview of our accomplishments.