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2010 - Jonathan Hartje

Jonathan Hartje is no stranger to big problems.  At Applied Research Laboratories, he was immersed in architecting real-time software systems for prototype U.S. Navy high-frequency SONAR systems.  This experience led Jonathan to focus his academic research on breaking down large, complex systems into smaller, more manageable software systems.  He continues to focus on high-performance, scientific software systems with an emphasis on hybrid software architectural styles that make it possible to combine smaller software systems into a single, cohesive unit for execution. 

As a graduate student, Jonathan also has taken on the challenge of leadership. Jonathan helped establish the MSELI (Masters of Software Engineering Leadership Initiative) to create opportunities for software engineering students to bridge applied science, technical prowess, and management excellence.  MSELI invites alumni to return and discuss their industry experience with current students.  The group also hosts guest speakers from the Software Engineering Institute to discuss enterprise application development processes—such as CMMI, which originated at Carnegie Mellon—with students and faculty in the Carnegie Mellon MSE program.  Group problem-solving workshops and course reflection series offer hands-on practice in collaboration and management techniques.

Jonathan views MSELI activities as a means to become the “agents of change” that the School of Computer Science encourages its students to be.  He anticipates his work with fellow leaders from other disciplines within the Siebel Scholars community will be a formative and lasting experience.