Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cécile Péraire

Source: College of Engineering

Contact Info:
Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23 (MS 23-11)
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Office: B23 #105

Phone: 650-335-2851







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 Associate 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 Dean’s Early Career Fellowship Award, as well as 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, empirical studies, and software engineering education.


Ph.D., Computer Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology



18-652: Foundations of Software Engineering
18-658: Software Requirements and Interaction Design
18-659: Software Engineering Methods