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John Robert

Software Engineering Institute
SCSS Co-Chair
John Robert is a Principal Engineer at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and currently serves as Deputy Director, Software Solutions (SSD) Division.  Mr Robert previously served for two years as Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate leading a portfolio of over forty defense, intelligence community and civil agency customer engagements to ensure high customer value while connecting SEI research activities to DOD programs.

Mr. Robert served as Chief Engineer for SEI Navy Programs for 6 years, identifying and initiating multiple SEI team engagements with the DoN.  As Sector Lead, Enterprise Sector for over 3 years, Mr. Robert was responsible for a portfolio of Navy and Air Force projects in enterprise IT and organizational software initiatives.  Mr. Robert has been the technical lead for SEI support for multiple DOD programs including DDG-1000 and F/A-18 and led multiple SEI Independent Technical Assessments (ITAs). In addition, Mr. Robert has mentored student project teams in the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Masters of Software Engineering (MSE) and related programs for over 12 years.

Prior to his work at the SEI, Mr. Robert worked at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD) as part of the aircraft distributed simulation team.  As a technical project lead, Mr. Robert developed Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High Level Architecture (HLA) network applications to connect high fidelity aircraft simulators for training and R&D virtual battlefield exercises.  Prior to his work at NAWC-AD, Mr. Robert worked as a software developer of embedded real-time systems for J.F. Taylor, Inc.

Mr. Robert’s areas of expertise include software development, software analysis, architecture, software acquisition, COTS based systems, enterprise systems, real-time systems, and distributed simulation systems.

Mr. Robert holds a Masters of Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University.