Nenad Medvidović is a Professor and Associate Chair for Ph.D. Affairs in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California. Between 2009 and 2013 he served as Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE). He is a faculty associate of the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine. Medvidović received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the Department of Information and Computer Science at UC Irvine. He also received an M.S. in Information and Computer Science in 1995 from UC Irvine, and a B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude in 1992 from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University.
Medvidović is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER (2000) award, the Okawa Foundation Research Grant (2005), the IBM Real-Time Innovation Award (2007), and the USC Mellon Mentoring Award (2010). He is a co-author of the ICSE 1998 paper titled “Architecture-Based Runtime Software Evolution”, which was recognized as that conference’s Most Influential Paper. His paper “A Classification and Comparison Framework for Software Architecture Description Languages” was recognized by the Elsevier Information and Software Technology Journal as the most cited journal article in software engineering published in 2000. Medvidović’s research interests are in the area of architecture-based software development. His work focuses on software architecture modeling and analysis; middleware facilities for architectural implementation; domain-specific architectures; architectural styles; and architecture-level support for software development in highly distributed, mobile, resource constrained, and embedded computing environments. He is a co-author of a textbook on software architectures.
Medvidović is a member of ACM, ACM SIGSOFT, and IEEE Computer Society. He served as Program Co-Chair for the 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011).