Edward A. Addy
Edward A. Addy



Edward A. Addy has more than 35 years of experience in technology management, practice and research, following ten years in mathematics and physics education. He has an extensive background in software and systems engineering and in program management. He has worked in a wide range of domain areas, including network communications, weapon control systems, financial and enforcement systems, and NASA space flight systems.  Dr. Addy has published in the areas of system assurance, software product lines and software safety, and has presented at corporate, national and international conferences.

Education and Certification

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, West Virginia University
  • M.A., Mathematics, Wake Forest University
  • B.S., Mathematics (Education), Michigan State University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Through engineering and program leadership roles in a 33-year career with Northrop Grumman, Dr. Addy developed experience in strategic planning and management oversight.  Retiring in 2022 as a Senior Staff Systems Engineer, he served as a chief engineer, in business development and business deveolopment operations, and as an operations manager, program manager and site manager. 

As a member for more than 30 years, Dr. Addy is engaged in various IEEE Computer Society and IEEE efforts, primarily in the areas of systems and software engineering process standards and in student awards. As Chair of the IEEE P1012 Working Group beginning in 2018 and previously as Secretary since 2007, he has been the editor for three versions of the standard on verification and validation.  Dr. Addy became Chair of the CS Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee (S2ESC), after serving for six years as an elected member.  He has been chair of the IEEE CS Membership and Geographic Activities Awards and Recognition Committee since 2021.  He has been a member of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board or its committees since 2021. In each of these roles, he coordinates with colleagues from around the world with the goal of serving computing professionals.  Dr. Addy was named as an inagural receipient of the IEEE CS Distinguished Contributor award in 2021.

  • Member/Secretary/Chair, IEEE P1012 Working Group, Standard for System and Software Verification and Validation (2005 - present)
  • Technical Advisor to ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 / Subcommittee 7 Software and Systems Engineering (2015 - 2016)
  • IEEE Computer Society alternate representative to the IEEE Systems Council (2016 - 2017)
  • Member IEEE Standards Association Standards Board (2021-2022), Review Commitee (2021-2023), and Audit Committee (2021-2023)
  • Member/Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee (2013 - present)
  • Chair, IEEE CS Member and Geographic Activities Awards and Recognition Committee (2021-2023)
  • Member/Chair, Richard E. Merwin Scholarship Award, IEEE Computer Society Awards and Recognition Committee (2014 - 2020)
  • Member of the Selection Committee for the Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service (2020)
  • IEEE Technical Activities Board Representative to the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee (2021-2022), and Representataive to the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Committee (2021-2023)
  • Senior Member, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Standards Association
  • Member of the IEEE Orlando Section
Career History    
1999 - 2022 Northrop Grumman Sr Systems Eng, Manager
1995 - 1999 West Virginia University Research Associate
1985 - 1995 Logicon (now Northrop Grumman) Software Eng, Manager
1981 - 1985 U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School Instructor
1980 - 1981 College of Wooster (Ohio) Instructor
1975 - 1980 Secondary Schools Teacher, Coach

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* This site was last updated on 29 September 2023.

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