Robert Stoddard currently serves as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff within the Carnegie Mellon University federally-funded research and development center known as the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Robert is responsible for research, Air Force Logistic Center client consulting and the development and delivery of advanced training on cost estimation and software predictive analytics, specifically with regards to CMMI High Maturity process performance baselines and models. Robert continues to promote the integrated use of Six Sigma and CMMI as exemplified in a 2008 published book entitled “CMMI and Six Sigma: Partners in Process Improvement” by Addison Wesley, and is an invited speaker to a wide variety of annual conferences and symposiums held by the SEI and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Robert remains active with both the IEEE Reliability Society and the ASQ Software Division. Robert holds certifications with the ASQ on five topics including Six Sigma Black Belt, Reliability Engineering, Quality Engineering, Software Quality Engineering and Quality Audits. Robert became a Motorola-certified Six Sigma Black Belt in 1993 and Motorola-certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt in 2003. Robert earned a B.S in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maine, an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and has completed PhD course work in reliability engineering and engineering management. Prior to joining the SEI in 2005, Robert served for seven years as a Motorola Director of Quality and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and for 14 years as a Texas Instruments Site Software Quality Manager.