University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering
Dr. H. Dieter Rombach is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He holds a chair in software engineering, is executive and founding director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), and chairs the Fraunhofer ICT group, which aims at shortening the time needed for transferring research technologies into industrial practice. IESE employs about 180 scientists, operates a sister institute at the University of Maryland, USA (about 25 scientists), and finances about 75% of its operating budget via industry projects. His research interests are in software methodologies, modeling and measurement of the software process and resulting products, software reuse, and distributed systems. Results are documented in more than 180 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He is co-author of the book entitled “A Handbook of Software and Systems Engineering: Empirical Observations, Laws and Theories” published by Addison Wesley in 2003.
International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering 2008 - Kaiserslautern