The Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (CESE) is a not-for-profit applied research and technology transfer organization and is one of several Fraunhofer USA centers. Fraunhofer USA is a subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – the largest applied research organization in Europe. Fraunhofer CESE is an affiliate of the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland - College Park and conducts joint research with the University of Maryland Experimental Software Engineering Group. The center was founded in 1997 by Dr. Victor Basili and Dr. Marvin Zelkowitz and employs over twenty researchers with diverse expertise in the areas of system and software engineering, program support and process improvement.



Fraunhofer Center
For Experimental Software Engineering
5825 University Research Court Suite 1300
College Park, Maryland 20740-3823

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Fraunhofer USA - Center for Experimental Software Engineering


  • Take the Green line on the DC Metro to the College Park-University of Maryland stop.
  • From the College Park Metro Station take Bus “109 River Road” (a small 20 passenger bus).
  • Exit at station “M-Square”.

(The ride takes 10 minutes. Buses leave from 6:00am-8:45am and 3:00pm-6:30pm every 15 minutes.) Bus Schedule + Route Map - select "Route 109 - River Road"