CS professor Doug Schmidt appointed RTI board member

Real-Time Innovations, a real-time infrastructure software company in Sunnyvale, Calif., today announced in a company press release the appointment of Douglas C. Schmidt, a pioneer in the middleware industry, to the company’s board of directors.

Doug Schmidt

Schmidt is a professor of computer science, associate chair of the computer science and engineering program and senior researcher at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, all within the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt.

He also is an adjunct professor of software engineering at the Institute for Software Research in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science and visiting scientist at CMU’s Software Engineering Institute.

“Over the past two decades, RTI has established itself as the DDS (data distribution service) middleware leader and I look forward to contributing to the company’s future direction and growth,” said Schmidt. “I look forward to collaborating with Stan and his team, and believe my experience will serve to complement the experiences of the other accomplished RTI board members.”

Since 2010, Schmidt has been a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, where he served as vice chair of a study on cyber situational awareness for Air Force mission operations. In addition to his academic research, commercial experience and government service, Schmidt has led the development of widely-used middleware frameworks and model-driven tools used successfully by thousands of companies and agencies worldwide in many domains including national defense and security, data-com and telecom, financial services, medical engineering and massive multiplayer online gaming.

“Doug brings tremendous industry experience to our board of directors,” said Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. “With his unparalleled depth of knowledge, Doug will be an instrumental addition to our board. He is one of the most important academic voices in computer science and software-reliant systems, and I am honored to have him advise our team.”