(University Logo) Walter F. Tichy (my picture)

Biographical Sketch

Walter F. Tichy is professor of Computer Science at the University Karlsruhe, Germany. He is also director of the software engineering department, including a SUN authorized  Java Center, at Forschungszentrum Informatik, a research and transfer institute associated with the University. Previously, he was senior scientist at Carnegie Group, Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and on the faculty of Computer Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His primary research interests are software engineering and parallelism. His current research projects include experimental methods in computer science and software engineering, software architecture & pattern research, software configuration management, cluster computing, compilers and programming environments for parallel machines, and opto-electronic interconnects. He has consulted widely for industry.

Tichy received a B.S. from the Technical University in Munich in 1974 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1976 and 1980. He is a member of ACM, GI, and IEEE.

Consider  attending or submitting a paper to ICSE2003 . The conference will take place in  Portland, Oregon, May 3-10, 2003. Laura Dillon and I are program co-chairs.

Take a look at my  research group and projects , and in particular the  Karlsruhe Empirical Informatics Research Group

Here is a preprint of an essay on experimentation that you might find amusing.

Lots of material on software design patterns is available.

Two talks on software configuration management are available (in German): an introduction and an advanced version .

ParaStation is a high-performance communication fabric suitable for linking PCs and workstations into supercomputers.

RCE, the successor of RCS, is available from DuraSoft.

The Authorized Java Center AJC/A offers training in Java and Internet technologies and conducts industrially sponsored R&D projects.

The University Support Center offers a hotline, training courses, and various forms of support for Microsoft Windows-NT and Windows'95.

Pictures from ICSE'2001 in Toronto.

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