Center for Systems and Software Engineering

Upcoming Event: 2024 International Boehm COCOMO Forum on

Systems and Software Cost Modeling

November 12 – 14, 2024

Welcome to the Boehm Center for Systems and Software Engineering!

The Boehm Center for Systems and Software Engineering (Boehm CSSE) is established to carry on the Barry Boehm legacy of research in the areas of system and software development practices and the evolution of these practices as well as the estimation of cost/schedule for all things related to software, systems, and system of systems (SoS) engineering and development.

Barry W. Boehm

Founding Director

May 16, 1935 – August 20, 2022

Barry W. Boehm was a University of Southern California Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics; the TRW Professor of Software Engineering; and Founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering (USC CSSE). He was also the Chief Scientist of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center, and a part-time employee of the Aerospace Corp. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He has also received honorary Sc.D. in Computer Science from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000 and in Software Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. See complete profile.


By signing up for an annual membership, you will have a special designation as an Inaugural Member which will be acknowledged on the organization’s website and all upcoming events perpetually. All Boehm CSSE virtual events are free to members.
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Barry Boehm gave us the bridges for us to cross and share our wealth of knowledge. Let’s do what we are called to do.

Latest Event

February 28, 2024
Boehm CSSE will be present at GSAW. Please join us for our panel.

April 16 – 18, 2024
Boehm CSSE Software and Systems Engineering Annual Research Review. Stay tuned!

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