Real-Time and Embedded Systems

Biography

Since 04/2001: Head of the Real-Time / Embedded Systems group at the Department of Computer Science of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

9/2015: Invited Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), Paris. Host: Prof. Marc Pouzet.

10/2012 – 04/2013: Research visitor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Auckland. Host: Prof. Partha Roop.

09/2010 – 08/2012: Department Chair

06/2007 – 10/2007: Research visitor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of California at Berkeley. Hosts: Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Prof. Edward Lee.

01/1995 – 03/2001: Research Scientist at DaimlerChrysler AG

09/2004 – 08/2006: Department Chair

04/2000 – 03/2001: Project on the avionics network of the A380 at EADS in Toulouse/France. Redundancy management, safety analysis.

01/1995 – 03/2000: Focus on safety-critical embedded systems (airbag controllers etc.), at DaimlerChrysler R&D in Berlin. Hardware/Software co-design, system modelling, static analyses at the modelling and the implementation level.

08/1995 – 12/1995: Research visitor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of California at Berkeley.

1995: Ph.D. in Computer Science at Rice University in Houston/Texas, advised by Ken Kennedy – “Compiler Support for Machine-Independent Parallelization of Irregular Problems.” How to automatically - and efficiently - parallelize sparse matrix operations or molecular dynamics applications, for example.

1990 – 1994: Graduate Studies at Rice, recipient of IBM fellowship. Beer-Bike participant in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, captain of the graduate student biking team in 1992.

1989: M.Sc. in Computer Science at The Pennsylvania State University, advised by Ridgway Scott – “Parallelizing Dynamic Processes.” Comparison of different load balancing strategies (many old and one new strategy), evaluation with a parallelized population simulation in a virtual ocean.

1988 – 1989: Exchange Scholarship for PSU.

1985 – 1988: Studies in Computer Science/Physics at CAU Kiel, Vordiplom 1987

Before that: born in Kiel, raised in Neustadt/Holstein.