Christoph Kirsch

University of Salzburg, Austria


Christoph Kirsch serves as a Full Professor and holds a Chair at the Department of Computer Sciences, the University of Salzburg, Austria. Since 2008, he has been serving as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. He received his Dr. Eng. degree from the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, in 1999 while being at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. From 1999 to 2004, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are concurrent programming and systems, virtual execution environments, and embedded software. Kirsch coinvented the Giotto and HTL languages and leads the JAviator UAV project for which he received an IBM Faculty Award in 2007. He cofounded the International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT), has been elected an ACM SIGBED Chairperson in 2011, and acts currently as an Associate Editor of ACM TODAES.

Biography Updated on 20 September 2012

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