Bradley Schmerl

Principal Systems Scientist

Address and Contact Information

Wean Hall 5107
Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
+1-412-268-5889 (phone)
+1-412-268-3435 (fax)

Executive Assistant

Margaret Weigand
weigand at cs dot cmu . edu
Wean Hall 4212


One of the pillars of software engineering is the development of mechanisms, methods, and tools for software composition. Although techniques for code modularization are well established, today's software systems have introduced a number of new challenges: composition of distributed heterogeneous components, which may have been developed by untrusted third parties; continuously running programs, that must be recomposed on the fly because of version upgrades or unforeseen environment changes; and integration of components written in various languages and styles. My research is devoted to advancing the state of software engineering to accommodate these challenges. More specifically, my research involves investigating, developing, and experimenting with tools and techniques that provide reusable, analyzable, and automatic support for these aspects of software composition.

My research is done in the context of the ABLE group. A list of currently active projects can be found there.


I am involved as both a client and a mentor for the Masters in Software Engineering programs.

Upcoming Events

  • EITEC18: The 4th International Workshop on Emerging Ideas and Trends in Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems, April 10, Porto, Portugal. Part of CPS Week.
  • SEAMS 2018: 13th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. May 28-29, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • SEsCPS: 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (SEsCPS'18) In conjunction with ICSE 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden on May 27, 2018
  • SASO 2018: The 12th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 3-7 September. 2018, Trento, Italy.