Dr. Stanley Siegel has more than 35 years of progressive experience as a systems engineer, mathematician and computer specialist. He started his career with the U.S. Government in the Department of Commerce and then the Department of Defense. After his government service, he was with Grumman for 15 years and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 19 years. He helped SAIC grow to a $10 Billion leader in scientific, engineering and technical solutions by helping win hundreds of millions of dollars of new business. He earned a nuclear physics doctorate from Rutgers University. Physicists solve problems. He has served as a senior technical advisor and director on a wide spectrum of projects in areas such as software engineering methodology assessment, software requirements analysis, software testing and quality assurance, mathematical support for software-algorithm development, and technology assessment. He has taught graduate courses for 20 years. He teaches both in-class and online software systems engineering courses at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Johns Hopkins honored him in 2009 with an Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Siegel has co-authored four software engineering books including the seminal software engineering textbook Software Configuration Management: An Investment in Product Integrity, Prentice Hall PTR. He has contributed to a number of books including the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering: Project Management Success Factors, CRC Press and the Handbook of Software Quality Assurance: Software Configuration Management A Practical Look.