Bibligraphical Information


Accel Software Engineering was founded in 1993 by Richard D'Ippolito & Charles Plinta. The principals of Accel have demonstrated their ability to work as a successful team at the SEI. We have created a far-reaching technology for software engineering by being the first to apply traditional engineering, architectural modeling, and design principles to the development of software-dependent systems.

Accel's technology is expressed as a set of adaptable, reusable software components (models) for creating software architectures, and a full lifecycle method, MBSE, for applying the models. We are the originators, proponents, and popularizers of technologies known as: Domain-Specific Software Architectures (DSSA), Software Architectures Engineering (SAE), and Structural Modeling.

As a measure of our success, the OCU, MTV, and MBSE have been used by eight major clients in applications ranging from real-time embedded systems to complex aircrew training simulators. To support and transition the technology, we have produced over 100 technical reports, papers, proposals, and conference presentations.

Dr. Richard D'Ippolito's extensive industry experience includes designing command center computer systems for real-time applications, SCADA, and analog and digital control systems for industrial automation. He was a member of the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught courses in engineering design. Dr. D'Ippolito holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology and a master's and doctorate in engineering design from Carnegie Mellon. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a holder of a patent for an electric arc-furnace control system. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society. Download resume.

Mr. Charles Plinta was an engineer at the Defense Electronics Center of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. In that position he participated with and led software teams in the design and development of real-time radar systems, hardware test and diagnostic languages, and engineering design simulations. Mr. Plinta holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. Download resume.


last updated June 17, 2003