Richard Rutledge

PhD Student, Georgia Tech

Klaus Advanced Computing Building (KACB)
Arktos Lab
rrutledge - gatech.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.


My research in Software Engineering centers on requirements engineering, specifically regulatory compliance, privacy, and security. I frequently collaborate with Dr. Aaron Massey.

A second area of interest lies in practical applications of formal methods in software engineering. Although many of my peers may assert that particular set to be empty, my masters thesis described the advantages (and a few disadvantages as well) of a formal specification driven design methodology.

  • Privacy Impacts of IoT Devices: A SmartTV Case Study
    A. Massey, R. Rutledge, A. Antón Ninth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law, 2016
  • Identifying and Classifying Ambiguity for Regulatory Requirements
    A. Massey, R. Rutledge, A. Antón, P. Swire Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2014 IEEE 22nd International , vol., no., pp.83,92, 25-29 Aug. 2014
  • Defining the Internet of Devices: Privacy and Security Implications
    R. Rutledge, A. Massey, A. Antón, P. Swire Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University Law School, 2014
  • Formal Specification-Driven Development
    R. Rutledge, S. Duggins, D. Lo, F. Tsui Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP)
  • Paper or Pixel: Assessing Reading Performance Across Multiple Mediums
    J. Lartigue, R. Rutledge, A. Rice
    Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013, vol. 2013, pp. 1045-1052


  • 24 years' experience in software engineering, research & development, and microcomputer and network technology
  • Industry recognized leader of software design and development teams for SAI's IDS4 and IDS5 software product suites
  • Expert in software development for air traffic control, commercial aviation, emergency management applications
  • Integration expert for development, testing, and implementation of 36 external interfaces for the IDS4 and IDS5 product lines
  • SAI Program Engineer or Technical Lead to Government for prime contractor for ACE-IDS, AFAS, FS21, AFAS II, SA-IDS4 Y2K


Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2013 -

Atlanta, GA
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Graduate Research Assistant

Southern Polytechnic State University, Summer 2011 - Sprint 2013

Marietta, GA
  • M.S., Software Engineering
  • President, SPSU Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Kennesaw State University, 1989 - 1990

Kennesaw, GA
  • Computer Science

University of Georgia, Fall 1981 - Spring 1985

Athens, GA
  • B.S., Mathematics
  • Strahn Scholarship Award (Senior Mathematics Award)
  • Georgia Alumni Scholarship
  • President, Mathematics Club
  • Vice President, UGA Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon (Honorary Mathematics Fraternity)
  • Honors Program


Director of Engineering, Oct 1991 - Jun 2011

Systems Atlanta, Inc., Kennesaw, GA
  • Executive responsibility for Software Development, Engineering, Training, and Technical Support Services Departments
  • Management of all SAI Independent Research and Development (IR&D) projects, including the IDS product line and other SAI products
  • Instituted Agile development processes (Scrum)
  • Responsible for complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Direction/leadership in development of specifications for system requirements
  • Oversight for implementation of requirements in IDS systems
  • Coordination of system programming team for development of IDS systems
  • Oversight of software testing, configuration management, and quality assurance
  • Research of new products/latest technology for utilization/adaptation in the IDS product line and other systems
  • Supervision of technical and product support services to customers

Management Representative, Quality Management System

  • Executive responsibility for ensuring that needed Quality Management System processes are established, implemented, and maintained
  • Reporter of the performance of the Quality Management System to top management
  • Reporter of needed improvements of the Quality Management System to top management
  • Liaison with external parties on matters pertaining to the Quality Management System

April 1999: Letter of commendation from David Whatley, ARW-1, FAA Program Director for Aviation Weather, for outstanding accomplishment as Program Engineer on FAA IDS Y2K Contracts awarded to SAI in 1998-99.

Systems Programmer, Oct 1990 - Oct 1991

Systems Atlanta, Inc.
  • participate in research and development of overall system design of IDS4 software product suite
  • design and development of IDS4 sub-modules in C and Assembler

Technical skills


  • Proficient in: Assembler, C, C++, C#, Java

Software & Technologies

  • Database: MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux
  • Methodologies: Scrum
  • Other: Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Foundation Server, Eclipse, NetBeans, Source Safe, Axosoft OnTime, Atlassian JIRA and GreenHopper

Affiliations & Interests

  • Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Microsoft Partner

What I'm currently reading. This list will probably only be updated when I get around to it. And the list will rarely include research or course-work material. Just the relaxing stuff!