Acting Chief Technology Officer
Jeff Boleng is Chief Technology Officer (Acting) and Deputy CTO at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a leader in advancing software and cybersecurity to solve the nation’s toughest problems through focused research, development, and transition to the broad software engineering community. The SEI is a key innovator in areas central to U.S. Department of Defense in cyberspace, including software quality, data analytics, mission assurance, the integration of software-intensive systems, network and system resilience, and the increasing overlap of software and systems engineering.
In his role as CTO, Boleng leads the SEI’s research and development (R&D) portfolio and its work with Government, academia, and industry to customize, develop, and adapt software and cybersecurity technologies for the measurable benefit of the U.S. Government.
Boleng joined the SEI in 2012 after 21 years in the U.S. Air Force (AF). During his service career, he taught Computer Science at the AF Academy, earning the Outstanding Academy Educator in Computer Science award for the 2007-8 academic year. He also deployed as a network engineer with the 1st Combat Communications Squadron (in support of the Bosnian War), led an intelligence software development team in U.S. Air Forces Europe, and led the command-and-control interoperability efforts for U.S. Forces Korea and net-centric integration efforts in AF Space Command. In addition, Boleng served as a Flight Commander and Chief of Maintenance in the 21st Space Communications Squadron and commanded the 21st Mission Support Squadron on Peterson Air Force Base. In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a mentor to the Computer Science Department head at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan and as a member of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Boleng is a senior member of both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Boleng holds PhD and MS degrees in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the Colorado School of Mines and a BS in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy.