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Computer science educator

Barry William Boehm, American computer science educator. Recipient Warnier prize Society Software Analysts, 1984, Freiman award International Society Parametric Analysts, 1988, Award for Excellence Office of Secretary of Defense, 1992.


Boehm, Barry William was born on May 16, 1935 in Santa Monica, California, United States. Son of Edward G. and Kathryn G. (Kane) Boehm.


Bachelor, Harvard University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Massachusetts, 2000.


Programmer, analyst General Dynamics, San Diego, 1955-1959. Head infosci. department Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, 1959-1973. Chief scientist TRW Defense Systems Group, Redondo Beach, California, 1973-1989.

Director infosci. and technical office Defense Advanced Research Agency Department Defense, Arlington, Virginia, 1989-1992, director software and computer technical office, director defense research and engineering, 1992. TRW professor software engineering, director Center for Software Engineering University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1992. Director research Research and Development Systems Engineer Research Center, since 2009.

Co-chairman Federal Coordinating Council of Scientific, Engineering and Technology High Performance Computing Working group, Washington, 1989-1991. Chairman Department Of Defense Software Technology Plan Working group, Arlington, 1990-1992, National Aeronautics and Space Administration G & C/Infosystems Advisory Committee, Washington, 1973-1976. Guest lecturer Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Sciences, 1970.

Chairman board visitors Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, since 1997. Chairman United States Air Force-Science Advisory Board Information Technology Panel, 1994-1997, Army/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Future Combat Systems Software Steering Committee, since 2001, visiting professor Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005.



Fellow International Council on Systems Engineering, Association for Computing Machinery (Distinguished Research award in Software Engineering 1997), National Academy of Engineering, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chair TC computers 1968-1970, Information Systems award 1979), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (governor board computer science 1981-1982, 86-87, H.D. Mills award 2000, Simon Ramo Systems Engineering medal 2010).


Married Sharla Perrine, July 1, 1961. Children: Romney Ann, Tenley Lynn.

Edward G. Boehm

Kathryn G. (Kane) Boehm

Sharla Perrine

Romney Ann Boehm

Tenley Lynn Boehm