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Prof. Dr. Martin Wirsing

Advisory Board in the Research Project "IGGI", Martin Wirsing

Martin Wirsing is Professor (emer.) of Computer Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU).

After studying mathematics at the University of Paris 7 and LMU, he received his PhD in mathematics from LMU in 1976. In 1975, he moved to computer science as a research associate at the Technical University of Munich, where he received his habilitation in computer science in 1984. From 1985 to 1992, he was a full professor of computer science at the University of Passau. He then headed the Chair of Programming and Software Engineering at LMU until 2015. From 2010 to 2019, he was vice president for studies at LMU. In 2016, he received an honorary doctorate from Royal Holloway College, University of London.

His research interests include software engineering and its mathematical foundations. He is author and editor of more than 25 books and has published more than 200 scientific papers. Currently he is a member of the Teaching Council of the University of Hamburg and of the Scientific Advisory Boards of Leibniz-Rechenzentrum München, IMDEA Software (Madrid), and the Excellence Initiatives of Université de Bordeaux and Université de Lorraine.