Robert Wille

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Robert Wille

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From 2002 to 2006, Robert Wille studied Computer Science (Diploma) at the University of Bremen. After successfully completing his doctorate in 2009 (summa cum laude), he worked as a postdoc at the University of Bremen and, since 2013, as Senior Researcher in the Cyber-Physical Systems department of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Besides that, he served as a lecturer at the University of Applied Science Bremen from 2010 to 2012 and was a guest professor for Technical Computer Science at the University of Potsdam in 2012 as well as for Embedded Systems at the Technical University of Dresden in 2013/2014. In 2014, he completed his habilitation and, since October 2015, he is a full professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and head of the Institute for Integrated Circuits.

Robert Wille’s expertise is in the development of design technologies for various application areas – with a particular focus on the design, verification, and test of circuits and systems. He considers conventional as well as emerging computing technologies such as quantum computation, reversible circuits, or microfluidic biochips. Since 2007, Robert Wille published more than 200 journal and conference papers in this area (including top-notch venues such as DAC, DATE, ICCAD, ASP-DAC, MoDELS, or TCAD) and was repeatedly awarded (e.g. with a Google Research Award in 2018 as well as Best Paper Awards at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in 2013 and the Forum on Specification and Design Languages in 2010).

Robert Wille served as Associate Editor and Guest Editor for various renowned journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC), or Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Additionally, he was General Chair and PC Chair at several conferences such as at the Forum on Description Languages, the Conference on Reversible Computation, and the International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic (ISMVL) as well as served as Subcommittee Chair at the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), was in program committees of numerous conferences such as ASP-DAC, DAC, DATE, ICCAD, ISMVL, etc., and organized several conferences, tutorials, Dagstuhl seminars, workshops, and special sessions.

Positions & Affiliations

Johannes Kepler University