Dr. Martin Griss
Director, Silicon Valley Campus,
Associate Dean, College of Engineering,
Director, Disaster Management Initiative
Dr. Martin Griss is Director of the Silicon Valley Campus, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center. He has nearly 40 years of academic and industrial research experience. He currently leads research into the context-aware mobile companion, the Disaster Management Initiative and the SmartSpaces sensor-enabled environment, applying mobile technology and context-aware software agents to improve the mobile user's experience. He supervises 4 PhD students, and several MS students.
Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he spent two decades at Hewlett Packard, in roles as diverse as Principal Laboratory Scientist, Director of HP's 70 person Software Technology Laboratory, and manager of several research departments. He was previously an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah and adjunct professor at UCSC. At HP Labs he led work on software agents, software tools and process, UML standards, and component-based software engineering. He has lectured widely, consulted to numerous companies, and has published over 60 articles, book chapters and tutorials on software engineering, component-based development, software reuse and software agents. He earned a B.Sc in Math/Physics from the Technion and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois.