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

Staff Profile

Grace A. Lewis

Grace A. Lewis

Principal Researcher

Key Responsibilities

Grace A. Lewis is a principal investigator for the Tactical Computing and Communications (TCC) research project that focuses to efficient and secure computing and communications for teams operating in tactical environments. She is also the deputy lead for the Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) initiative.

Areas of expertise: mobile cloud computing, cloud computing, software architecture, service-oriented architecture, technology evaluation

Professional Background

Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Lewis has over 25 years of professional software development experience in industry and research environments. Her main areas of expertise include mobile cloud computing, cloud computing, software architecture, service-oriented architecture, and technology evaluation.

Before joining the SEI, Lewis was Chief of Systems Development for Icesi University, where she served as project manager and technical lead for the university-wide administrative systems. Other work experience includes Design and Development Engineer for the Electronics Division of Carvajal S.A. where she developed software for communication between PCs and electronic devices and embedded software on devices microcontrollers. 

AT the SEI she has worked in the area of Commercial-of-the-Shelf (COTS) Based Systems, Legacy System Modernization, Systems of Systems Engineering, and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) where she has a number of publications. Her current area of work is mobile computing in resource-constrained environments as well as the intersection betwen mobile computing and cloud computing.

Lewis has teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. She is currently a member of the technical faculty and a mentor for the Master of Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Lewis is a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Publications (recent or significant)

Selected External Publications

SEI Publications


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Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) Initiative

Tactical Computing and Communications (TCC) Research Project


  • MS, Software Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Systems Engineering, Icesi University

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering, TCSE Executive Vice Chair
  • 2016 IEEE Computer Society Technical & Conference Activities Board (T&C) Executive Committee, Member-at-Large
  • IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering - Member-at-Large
  • IEEE - Senior Member
  • CMU MSE Executive Committee

Current Professional Activities

Current Program Committees

  • MOBILITY 2016 - Sixth International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users - May 22-26, 2016 - Valencia, Spain
  • AROSA 2016 - Adaptive and Reconfigurable Service-oriented and component-based Applications and Architectures Track @ WETICE 2016 - 25th IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises - June 13-16, 2016 - Paris, France
  • IEEE Services 2016 - 12th IEEE World Congress on Services - Emerging Technology Track on Elastic Systems - June 27-July 2, 2016 - San Francisco, CA USA
  • MobiWis 2016 - 13th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems - August 22-24, 2016 - Vienna, Austria
  • ICT4S 2016 - 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) - August 29 - September 1, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • EDOC 2016 - 20th IEEE Enterprise Computing Conference - September 5-9, 2016 - Vienna, Austria
  • MeGSuS 2016 - 3rd International Workshop on Measurement and Metrics for Green and Sustainable Software Systems - co-located with the 10th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2016) - part of the Empirical Software Engineering International Week (ESEIW 2016) - September 7, 2016 - Ciudad Real, Spain
  • RE4SuSy - 5th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems at the 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’16) - September 13, 2016 - Beijing, China
  • 2016 TAPIA Conference - ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing - September 14-17, 2016 - Austin, TX USA
  • ICSME 2016 - 32nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution -Industry Track - October 2-10, 2016 - Raleigh, NC USA
  • ICSOC 2016 - 14th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing - October 10-13, 2016 - Banff, Alberta, Canada (Senior PC Member)
  • GHC 2016 - Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference - Career Track Committee - October 19-21, 2016 - Houston, TX USA
  • IEEE SEC 2016 - First IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing - October 27-28, 2016 - Washington, DC USA
  • CASCON 2016 - 26th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering - October 31-November 2, 2016 - Markham, ON Canada
  • Milcom 2016 - 35th International Conference on Military Communications - Track 3 - Cyber Security and Trusted Computing - November 1-3, 2016 - Baltimore, MD USA
  • HICSS-50 - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Mobile App Development Minitrack - January 4-7, 2017 - Waikoloa, Hawaii USA


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