Douglas C. Schmidt

Professor of Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt is a Full Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, the Associate Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, and a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, all at Vanderbilt University. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Schmidt is an internationally renowned and widely cited (h-index of 80) researcher whose work focuses on patterns, optimization techniques, and empirical analyses of object-oriented and component-based frameworks and model-driven engineering tools that facilitate the development of distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) middleware frameworks and mobile cloud computing applications on parallel platforms running over wireless/wired networks and embedded system interconnects. He has published over 10 books and 600 papers (including 100+ journal papers) in top IEEE, ACM, IFIP, and USENIX technical journals, conferences, and books that cover a range of topics, including high-performance communication software systems, parallel processing for high-speed networking protocols, and distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) middleware with CORBA, Real-time Java, object-oriented patterns for concurrent and distributed systems, concurrent and networked software for mobile devices, and model-driven engineering tools. He has mentored and graduated over 40 Ph.D. and Masters students working on these research topics and has presented over 500 keynote addresses, invited talks, and tutorials on mobile cloud computing with Android, reusable patterns, concurrent object-oriented network programming, distributed system middleware at scores of technical conferences.

Dr. Schmidt has co-authored several books in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series for Wiley & Sons edited by Frank Buschmann of Siemens, including Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects, A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing, and Patterns and Pattern Languages. He has also co-authored two books for Addison-Wesley on the topic of C++ Network Programming edited by Bjarne Stroustrup of AT&T Labs. He was a member of the writing team for the books Ultra-Large-Scale Systems: Software Challenge of the Future and Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense. In addition, he has co-editored the first volume of the Pattern Languages of Program Design series by Addison-Wesley and the Object-Oriented Application Frameworks: Applications & Experiences series for Wiley & Sons.


  • –present
    Professor of Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University