Reiner Hartenstein is currently a Professor of CS&E at TU Kaiserslautern. He received all his academic degrees from the Electrical Engineering Department at Karlsruhe University, where he later became an Associate Professor of Computer Science. Before joining Kaiserslautern, he has worked in character recognition, image processing, computer architecture, microprogramming, and hardware description languages. At Kaiserslautern he worked on computer structures, high-level hardware description languages, and on VLSI design methods and tools. In 1983 he was founder of the German Mead-&-Conway-style German multiuniversity E.I.S. project. Since about 20 years, he has worked on reconfigurable computing and related compilation techniques. The achievements of his group have been supported by various funding agencies. During the 1980s the EU has spent more than 100 million $ for an international consortium developing a VLSI CAD framework around his hardware language KARL. Professor Hartenstein, IEEE fellow, SDPS fellow, and FPL fellow, has organized numerous international conferences and has founded 2 succesful international conference series. Many times Professor Hartenstein has been invited to international conferences as an invited speaker, keynote speaker, embedded tutorial speaker, and as a panelist. He has authored, coauthored, or coedited 14 books and more than 400 papers.
Biography Updated on 11 September 2007