Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

Tim Morrow

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Key Responsibilities

Tim Morrow develops and implements architecture-centric approaches to support the acquisition, development and analysis of SoS, system, and software architectures for DoD and non-DoD programs.

Professional Background

2003 - present: Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

2000-2002: Marconi Communications

Hardware Diagnostic Manager - led team responsible for developing and implementing diagnostics used to support and test new product development of communication switches, processor and interface boards, and software.

1998-2000: Union Switch & Signal

Project Engineer - managed multi-discipline team responsible for the design, documentation, and hardware and software implementation for international railroad-signaling projects.

1986-1998: Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory

Senior Engineer - designed, developed, and tested instrumentation and control equipment for naval nuclear programs.

1983-1986: Naval Surface Weapons Center

Electronics Engineer - supported United States Navy Tomahawk program.

Publications (recent or significant)

Wireless Emergency Alerts: Trust Model Simulations, SEI Special Report, February 2014.  With Joseph P. Elm and Robert W. Stoddard, CMU/SEI-2013-SR-026.

Commercial Mobile Alert Services (CMAS) Scenarios, SEI Special Report, February 2014.  With The WEA Project Team, CMU/SEI-2012-SR-020.

Introduction to the Mission Thread Workshop, SEI Technical Report, October 2013.  With Michael J. Gagliardi and William G. Wood, CMU/SEI-2013-TR-003.

Mission Thread Workshop (MTW): Preparation and Execution, presentation, May 2013. With Michael J. Gagliardi and William G. Wood.

Supporting the Use of CERT Secure Coding Standards in DoD Acquisitions, SEI Technical Note, July 2012.  With Robert C. Seacord, John K. Bergey, and Philip Miller, CMU/SEI-2012-TN-016.

Mission Thread Workshop: Lessons Learned in End-to-End Capability & Qality Attribute Specification for SoS Architecture Development, presentation, May 2011.  With Michael J. Gagliardi and William G. Wood.


Software Engineering and Acquisition Practice

  Architecture Practices Initiative


  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE
  • ACM
  • IEEE Computer Society

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