Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, Hakan Erdogmus was an independent consultant based in Ottawa, Canada, specializing in software engineering methods, engineering economics, process improvement, and software measurement and quality. He has published and presented extensively in these areas. From January 1995 to June 2009, he worked for the Canadian National Research Council’s Institute for Information Technology, where he was a senior research officer in the Software Engineering Group. Erdogmus is a past editor in chief of IEEE Software and a current associate editor of the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering. He held an Erasmus Mundus visiting scholarship, a position funded by the European Union, at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. Erdogmus is co-editor of two volumes, Advances in Software Engineering: Comprehension, Evaluation and Evolutionand Value-Based Software Engineering, both published by Springer. He is a founding faculty member of ECE’s M.S. in Software Engineering Program. Since 2018, Erdogmus has been serving on ECE’s Silicon Valley Strategy Committee as its academic lead and lead for the Software Engineering Program.

Erdogmus received his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from INRS-Université du Québec (Montreal), his M.Sc. degree from McGill University’s School of Computer Science (Montreal), and his B.Sc. degree from Boğaziçi University’s Computer Engineering Department (Istanbul). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Golden Core member of IEEE Computer Society, and a member of ACM. From 2010 to 2014 he served on Computer Society’s Board of Governors as an elected member. In 2003, Erdogmus received the Eugene L. Grant Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. He received the Dean’s Early Career Fellowship and the Philip L. Dowd Education Fellowship Award from Carnegie Mellon in 2016.

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1993 Ph.D., Telecommunications, INRS-Universite du Quebec

1989 MS, Computer Science, McGillUniversity

1986 BS, Computer Engineering, Bogazici University

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Péraire and Erdogmus advance flipped classroom format

CMU-SV’s Cécile Péraire and Hakan Erdogmus used the flipped classroom format in their Foundations of Software Engineering Class, one of the first times it was used for a graduate software engineering class. They wrote two papers on the experience, discussing issues of videos, lectures, co-instruction, and student motivation. 

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CMU Professors Advance Flipped Classroom Format

Cécile Péraire and Hakan Erdogmus, professors at CMU Silicon Valley, use the “flipped classroom” format to teach a graduate Foundations of Software Engineering class (FSE). They wrote two papers about their experience, sharing the struggles and triumphs they faced as they worked toward a more efficient, helpful classroom model.

Erdogmus delivers keynote address at UNL Conference

CMU-SV’s Hakan Erdogmus recently delivered the keynote address at a conference held by the National University of the Litorall in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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The College of Engineering is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Dean’s Early Career Fellowships. These fellowships will provide the following young faculty members with additional funding for their outstanding research.