Fostering Diversity in Software Engineering
In this SEI Podcast, Grace Lewis hosts a panel discussion with Ipek Ozkaya, Nathan West, and Jay Palat about diversity in software engineering. Panelists share their perspectives about their own experiences in the software engineering field, the value of diversity to enhance problem solving from multiple perspectives, and strategies for supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups to become involved in the field.
About the Speaker
Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher and the lead for the Tactical and AI-Enabled Systems (TAS) Initiative at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI). She is a Principal Investigator for two projects in the growing field of software engineering for machine-learning (ML) systems: “Characterizing and Detecting Mismatch in ML-Enabled …Read more
Ipek Ozkaya is a principal researcher and the technical director of the Engineering Intelligent Software Systems group at the SEI. Ozkaya’s primary interests include developing techniques for improving software development efficiency and system evolution with an emphasis on software architecture practices, software economics, and agile development. Ozkaya’s most recent research …Read more
Jay Palat is an SEI alumni employee.
Jay Palat is a software engineer at the SEI Emerging Technology Center and leads engineering efforts for customers and research projects. Before coming to SEI, Palat ran his own consulting company, accelerating engineering teams with a mix of management, best practices, and product …Read more
Nathan R. West is an SEI alumni employee.
Nathan R. West is an assistant software engineer on the Tactical and AI-Enabled Systems team at the SEI. He has been with the SEI since 2019. West holds a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in computer science, and his …Read more