Director MSIT-ESE program; Associate Teaching Professor, Institute for Software Research
Manuel "Mel" Rosso-Llopart is currently the Director of the MSIT-ESE program in the Institute for Software Research, the director for distance education development in the Information Networking Institute, and an associate teaching professor for the Master of Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon. With Carnegie Mellon since fall 2000, he has delivered executive education courses in project management worldwide, especially throughout Eastern Europe.
Mr. Rosso-Llopart does independent consulting on software management issues and software development programs. Mr. Rosso-Llopart has management and software development experience with large and small projects in a variety of computing environments. He has knowledge of large network configurations and database applications. He developed complex, embedded systems for the aviation and rail-transit industries while working with the U.S. Department of Defense in California for fifteen years and later with Adtranz (now Bombardier) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He earned bachelor's degrees in physics, biology, and computer science at the University of California and a Master of Software Engineering degree from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. He is married with one son and lives south of Pittsburgh.
Mel is the co-author of Evaluating Project Decisions: Case Studies in Software Engineering