Patricia A. Oberndorf has 30 years of experience in Software
Engineering. She is Director of the Dynamic Systems
Program at the Software Engineering Institute, responsible
for leadership and technical oversight of the Performance
Critical Systems and Integration of Software-Intensive
Systems Initiatives. She has been a principle in work on
open systems, construction of systems from Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products, and Computer-Aided Software
Engineering (CASE) environments. Ms. Oberndorf co-authored, Managing
Software Acquisition: Open Systems and COTS Products.
Prior to working at the SEI, she spent almost 20 years
with the U.S. Navy.
Ms. Oberndorf received a BS from Oregon State University, and an MS from University of California, San Diego.