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Norman F. Schneidewind
Professor Emeritus
Mail Code: IS/Ss
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2719
Email: nschneid (at)
MS - San Jose State Univ, 1989
MS - San Jose State Univ, 1983
PhD - Univ of Southern California, 1966
  • Director of the Software Metrics Laboratory, Department of Information Sciences (Teach and perform research in software engineering and computer networks)
  • 1966 - present - Developer of the Schneidewind software reliability model that is used by NASA to assist in the prediction of software reliability of the Space Shuttle, and by the Naval Surface Warfare Center for Trident and Tomahawk software reliability prediction. This model is one of the models recommended in the ANSIAIAAI Recommended Practice for Software Reliability.
  • Research and consulting in software reliability, metrics, maintenance computer networks, and distributed systems for DoD and NASA.
  • Technical management positions in the computer industry, directing a number of projects, including the following:
  • National Marine Data Program, Executive Office of the President
  • National Traffic Data Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Software Reliability, Metrics, and Maintenance
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Software Reliability, Metrics, and Maintenance
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • IEEE - USA Congressional Fellowship for 2005. He will be working in Congress as a technical advisor in a congressperson's office.
  • Fellow of IEEE, elected in 1992 "for contributions to software measurement models in reliability and metrics, and for leadership in advancing the field of software maintenance".
  • IEEE "Reliability Engineer of the Year" award in 2001.
  • An article about this award from the IEEE Reliability Society appeared in the Monterey Herald, 26 February 2002. and in the U.S.C. Marshall School Magazine, April 2002, in the issue entitled “Statistics”.
  • Certificate for Outstanding Research Achievements in 1992 and 1998 by NPS.
  • IEEE Computer Society's Outstanding Contribution Award in 1993 "for work leading to the establishment of IEEE Standard 1061-1992, Standard for a Software Quality Metrics Methodology".
  • IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award in 1993 "for his long-term committed work in advancing the cause of software engineering standards".
  • Dr. Schneidewind was interviewed by National Public Radio about his work in software reliability engineering and distance learning in Montgomery, Alabama on 1 April 2002.
  • On 6 February 2003, Dr. Schneidewind he was interviewed by the New York Times about the Space Shuttle software. He was contacted because of the Columbia tragedy. Subsequently the story was published in the 7 February edition of the Times and on their web site.
  • Listed in “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” and “Who’s Who in America”.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
  • Served as member of the Department of Defense Software Engineering Institute Measurement Steering Committee
  • Member of the IEEE Software Engineering Standards Committee Management Board
  • Chair of the IEEEAIAA Working Group that is revising the ANSI/AIAA Recommended Practice on Software Reliability
  • Chair of the IEEE Working Group that is revising the IEEE 982.1 Standard for the Software Aspects of Dependability
  • Chair of the Working Group that produced the IEEE Standard for a Software Quality Metrics Methodology, which was published in 1992 and revised in 1998 and in 2003.
  • General Chair for the International Conference on Software Maintenance, 1996
  • General Chair of the International Symposium for Software Reliability Engineering, 1994
  • General Chair and founder of the Workshop on Software Assessment, 2001-2003.
  • Program Chair of the 9th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, 1989.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Keywords: Software Reliability, Software Quality Metrics, Risk Analysis, Modeling, Computer Network Analysis

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