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About Cécile Péraire

Dr. Cécile Péraire has over 20 years of software engineering experience working in both industry and academia. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland). Following a postdoctoral research fellowship at SRI International and Hewlett Packard, she worked at Rational and IBM where she played different roles covering the many facets of software development. She has contributed significantly to the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and IBM's internal methods. 

Dr. Péraire is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University​ (CMU)​​ ​in the ​department of Electrical and Computer Engineering​ (ECE). ​She is a recipient of CMU College of Engineering Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award for her ​contribution to ​the development of ECE’s unique and distinctive Software Engineering Master​ ​program​ ​offered ​in Silicon Valley​, California​. She has a passion for innovation in practices and tools that enable teams to more effectively develop and deliver software-intensive ​systems.

Areas of interest: Agile, lean, and other software engineering development approaches, measurable process improvement, project/program management, requirements, interaction design, quality, business processes, and empirical studies.


Present Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Honors and Awards

  • CMU CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award - Contribution to the development of ECE’s unique and distinctive Software Engineering Master’s degree program (2016)

Agile & Lean (8)

Software Methods (18)