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

Staff Profile

Robert Schiela

Technical Manager

Key Responsibilities

Robert is a Technical Manager, leading the Secure Coding group, in the Cyber Security Foundations directorate of CERT and the SEI. In this role, he helps the Secure Coding team define and execute research and transition knowledge that improves the state of the art and practice in secure software development.

Professional Background

Robert has been working in the field of information technology, software development, and software development education for almost 20 years. He has been helping to lead research teams and projects in Cyber Security Foundations for four years, primarily with the Science of Cyber Security group. Prior to joining Cyber Security Foundations, Bob was the Technical Advisor to the Director of the SEI.  Before that position, Bob held positions in the Transition Strategy and Partner Network groups at the SEI. The majority of his work at the SEI has been related to software process improvement, software quality, and security.

Before joining the SEI, he was a senior systems administrator for iCarnegie, an online-education spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).


  • Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
  • GIAC Certified Perimeter Protection Analyst, SANS/GIAC