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Dieter Rombach


Head of the Research Group for Software Engineering (AGSE) and the Director Business Development of Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)

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Biography (Short Version)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Rombach has held the Software Engineering Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, since 1992. He was the Executive Director of Fraunhofer IESE from its foundation in 1996 until 2014 and became Director Business Development of Fraunhofer IESE and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Science Alliance Kaiserslautern in 2015. He is a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and a Fellow of ACM and IEEE Computer Society. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications, received numerous awards, and serves as scientific advisor to business, industry, and government. From 1984-1991, he was Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, and from 1986-1991 he was Project Manager at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

Prof. Rombach's main research topics can be found in the area of "Software Engineering", especially in methods for developing software with predictable quality, in quantitative methods for measuring and assessing software products and software processes, in languages and methods for developing and using explicit software process models, in process-based software development environments as well as in software reuse. As a consultant, he works for various U.S. American and European companies.

In 1990, Prof. Rombach received the "Presidential Young Investigator Award" from the National Science Foundation (USA) "in recognition of his successful work in the area of Experimental Software Engineering". For his exceptional services rendered to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and his exemplary commitment to the good of society, he received the Order of Merit of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in late 2000. Effective 1 January 2003, Prof. Rombach was appointed Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his achievements in the area of Experimental Software Engineering.

Biography (Long Version): Biography-Rombach.pdf (27kb)


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. H. Dieter Rombach
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
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