Mark C. Paulk, Ph.D.

Dr. Paulk is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science Department since 2013.

He was a Senior Systems Scientist at the Institute for Software Research in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2012. From 2002 to 2009, he worked at the IT Services Qualification Center at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1987 to 2002, he worked at the Software Engineering Institute in the Software Process Program. From 1980 to 1987, he worked at System Development Corporation (bought by Burroughs, then merged into Unisys Defense Systems).

Dr. Paulk is best known for his work with the Capability Maturity Model for Software. He also contributed to ISO/IEC 15504 (Process Assessment) (now the ISO 330xx series of standards) as well as other ISO and IEEE standards and is a co-author of the eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers.

Dr. Paulk received his PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, an MS in computer science from Vanderbilt University, and a BS in mathematics and computer science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is a Fellow of the ASQ and a Senior Member of the IEEE.





Curriculum Vitae

Software Engineering Bibliography

Courses Taught by Dr. Paulk

Please note that these are only the courses taught for the University of Texas at Dallas: CS and SE Graduate Courses, CS Undergraduate Courses, and SE Undergraduate Courses

Fall Term 2018

CE/CS/SE 3354, Software Engineering

SE 4367, Software Testing

CS 1336, Programming Fundamentals (C++)

Spring Term 2019

CE/CS/SE 3354, Software Engineering

SE 4367, Software Testing

CS/SE 4376, Object Oriented Programming Systems

SE 6362, Software Architecture and Design

Summer Term 2019

CE/CS/SE 3354, Software Engineering

SE 4381, Software Project Planning and Management

CS 1325, Introduction to Programming (C)

Dr. Paulk has also taught SE 6316 (Agile Methods), SE 6359 (Object Oriented Analysis and Design), and SE 6388 (Software Project Planning and Management).

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Last revised 1 December 2018.