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 VU University 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
  • Executive MBA, Business Administration, Icesi University
  • BS, Systems Engineering, Icesi University

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering - Member-at-Large
  • Steering Committee for COMPARCH, a federated conference series in Component-Based Software Engineering and Software Architecture
  • IEEE - Senior Member
  • CMU MSE Executive Committee

Current Professional Activities

Conference Organization

  • ICSE 2016 - 38th International Conference on Software Engineering - May 14-22, 2016 - Austin, TX USA - Software Engineering in Society (SEIS) Track Co-Chair 

Current Program Committees

  • HICSS 2016 - 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Mobile App Development Track - January 5-8, 2016 - Kauai, Hawaii USA
  • Workshop on Software Engineering for Sustainable Systems at the 15th International Conference on Modularity (Modularity 16) - March 14-16, 2015 - Málaga, Spain
  • CLOUD COMPUTING 2016 - 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization - March 20-24, 2016 - Rome, Italy
  • WICSA and CompArch 2016 - 13th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and 19th International ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE) and 12th International ACM SIGSOFT Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA) - April 5-8, 2016 - Venice, Italy
  • MOBILITY 2016 - Sixth International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users - May 22-26, 2016 - Valencia, Spain
  • MobiWis 2016 - 13th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems - August 22-24, 2016 - Vienna, Austria
  • 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
  • IEEE SEC 2016 - First IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing - October 27-28, 2016 - Washington, DC USA


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