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Dirk Beyer: Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch

Dirk Beyer is Full Professor of Computer Science and has a Research Chair for Software and Computational-Systems Engineering at LMU Munich, Germany (since 2016). Before, he was Full Professor of Computer Science at University of Passau, Germany (2009-2016). He was Assistant and Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University, B.C., Canada (2006-2009), and Postdoctoral Researcher at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland (2004-2006) and at the University of California, Berkeley, USA (2003-2004), in the group of Tom Henzinger. Dirk Beyer holds a Dipl.-Inf. degree (1998) and a Dr. rer. nat. degree (2002) in Computer Science from the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany. In 1998 he was Software Engineer with Siemens AG, SBS Dept. Major Projects in Dresden, Germany. His research focuses on models, algorithms, and tools for the construction and analysis of reliable software systems. He is architect, designer, and implementor of several successful tools. For example, CrocoPat is the first efficient interpreter for relational programming, CCVisu is a successful tool for visual clustering, and CPAchecker and BLAST are two well-known and successful software model checkers. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society.