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Software and Hardware Systems

Brief overview of the research field

The demand for ever newer hardware and software is always growing; at the same time, their development becomes increasingly complex. Thus, on many levels, new methods are constantly needed in order to meet these demands. In this research, software aspects include, for example, work on new programming languages, continuous questioning of design and development processes, and the systematic testing of products. In the case of hardware systems, there are questions on improving efficiency, on production, on new protocols, and on the possibility of proving correct behavior.

In Saarbrücken the Embedded Systems degree program represents an interface discipline within this research field. Several groups in the Department of Computer Science and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems have their focus on this area.

Professors in this field

Prof. Dr. Michael Backes
Scientific Director and Professor, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) and Saarland University
Information Security and Cryptography
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-3259
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-3249
Prof. Dr. Derek Dreyer
Professor, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Foundations of Programming
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 5
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-8701
Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann
Scientific Director and Professor, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF) and Saarland University
Internet Architecture
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 4, R. 518
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9325-3501
Prof. Dr. Bernd Finkbeiner
Professor, Saarland University and Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Reactive Systems
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 1, R. 111
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-5651
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-5650
Prof. Dr. Krishna Gummadi
Professor, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS) and Saarland University
Networked Systems
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 5, R. 434
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9325-670
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Hack
Professor, Saarland University
Compiler Design
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 3, R. 408
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-57520
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-3434
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Herfet
Professor, Saarland University
Telecommunications
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. C6 3, R. 10.02
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-70852
Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns
Professor, Saarland University
Dependable Systems and Software
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 3, R. 501
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-5630
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-5631
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Paul
Seniorprofessor, Saarland University
Computer Architecture and Parallel Computing
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 3, R. 305
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-2436
Prof. Dr. Gert Smolka
Professor, Saarland University
Programming Systems
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 3, R. 514
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-5311
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-5312
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Wilhelm
Emeritus, Saarland University
Programming Languages and Compiler Construction
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 3, R. 405
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-3434
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zeller
Professor, Saarland University
Software Engineering
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 207
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-70971
Assistant: +49 (0)681 302-70970

Junior faculty in this field

Dr. Björn Brandenburg
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Real-Time Systems
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Paul-Ehrlich Strasse G26
Bldg. G 26, R. 416
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-8401
Dr.-Ing. Sven Bugiel
Group Leader, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
System Security
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 309
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-57362
Dr. Maria Christakis
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Programming Languages & Verification
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Paul-Ehrlich Strasse G26
Bldg. G 26, R. 407
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
+49 (0)631 9303-9401
Prof. Dr. Peter Druschel
Scientific Director and Professor, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS) and Saarland University
Distributed Systems
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-9100
Dr. Deepak Garg
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Computer Security and Privacy, Formal Logic, Programming Languages
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 5, R. 412
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-9201
Dr. Antoine Kaufmann
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 5, R. 412
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-9122
Dr. Christoph Lenzen
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Theory of Distributed and Embedded Systems
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 4, R. 308
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9325-1008
Dr. Jonathan Mace
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Cloud Software Systems
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 5, R. 409
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 9303-8801
Dr. Stefan Nürnberger
Group Leader, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Security and Privacy
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 2.01
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-57364
Prof. Dr. Jan Reineke
Professor, Saarland University
Real-Time and Embedded Systems
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E1 3, R. 410
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-4448
Dr.-Ing. Ben Stock
Group Leader, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Web Security
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Saarland Informatics Campus
Bldg. E9 1, R. 209
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 (0)681 302-57377
Dr. Georg Zetzsche
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS)
Paul-Ehrlich Strasse G26
Bldg. G 26, R. 406
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
+49 (0)631 9303-8901

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