Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is proud to announce that Professor Gregory Hislop, PhD, is the recipient of the 2023 Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education, presented at the 2023 Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), Aug. 7 to 9 in Tokyo, Japan.
The award — named in honor of CSEE&T founding steering committee chair Nancy Mead — honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to software engineering education and training, as well as software engineering professionalism.
"Greg has made tremendous contributions to software engineering education and has undoubtedly helped many other faculty and students with his work on software engineering curricula and the associated educational materials," said Mead, the award’s namesake and a fellow at the Software Engineering Institute and an adjunct professor of software engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. “He didn't shrink from the work involved in establishing new degree programs at Drexel, applying for grants to support software engineering education, and many other worthy related activities."
Hislop has been a member of the software engineering education community for more than 25 years and was instrumental in creating the initial curricula for Drexel’s BS and MS programs in Software Engineering. He has served as the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) representative to the review and revision committee for the ACM/IEEE-CS Curriculum Model for Software Engineering (SE2014), and the IEEE-CS representative in the first MSSE Curriculum Model project (GSwE2009). For many years he was an active member of the Working Group on Software Engineering Education and Training and the Committee for the Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training.
Hislop is currently engaged in exploring and promoting the educational value of student participation in the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project. These efforts focus on the value of open source for software engineering education, and the value of engaging students with computing for social good.
As part of his award, Hislop will serve as keynote speaker at the 2025 CSEE&T.