Dr. Reiner Hartenstein currently is professor of CS&E at TU Kaiserslautern. He received all his academic degrees from the EE Department at Karlsruhe University, where he later became 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 multi-university 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 80ies the EU has spent more than 100 mio $ for an international consortium developing a VLSI CAD framework around his hardware language KARL. Prof. Hartenstein, IEEE fellow, SDPS fellow, and FPL fellow, has organized numerous international conferences and has founded 2 succesful international conference series. Many times Prof. Hartenstein has been invited to international conferences as an invited speaker, keynote speaker, embedded tutorial speaker, and as a panelist. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited 14 books and more than 400 papers.
Biography Updated on 4 February 2009