Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Egyed M. Sc.
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Full Professor and Head of ISSE
Science Park 3/0246-2
Phone: +43 732 2468 4382
Fax: +43 732 2468 24382
Dr. Egyed is a Full Professor at the Johannes Kepler University (Austria) and the Chair for Software-Intensive Systems. He heads the Institute for Software Systems Engineering (ISSE) and is recognized for his work on software and systems engineering – particularly on software and system design modeling, consistency (=i.e., correctness and completeness), traceability (i.e., where is information coming from, where is it being used?) and product-line engineering (i.e., how to handle a large number of variants of a software product). In terms of publications, he is the author of over a hundred refereed scientific book, journals, conferences, and workshop contributions, with over 3700 citations. His publications pretty much cover all top-tier conferences and journals. He was recognized among the Top 1% publishing scholars in software engineering twice: 1) by Communications of the ACM magazine and 2) by Springer Scientometrics; and among the Top 1% cited scholars.
He is not the usual academic. Seven years in industry exposed him to a wide range of companies and engineering practices: most notably are Northrop Grumman Company, Sarnoff, and Honeywell where he helped build a system for autonomously controlling teams of unmanned air vehicles (drones); Boeing Company where he helped define and integrate product-line architectures for avionics systems; or Mitre Corp. where he helped in the development and evaluation of collaborative agents for target detection in sensor grids.
Dr. Egyed became a full professor (W3 equivalent) in 2008 in order to explore better ways of educating the next generation of software engineers and to focus on building and integrating better engineering tools. He built up an institute that today employs over 20 people (Post Docs and PhD students, developers and support staff). His work has been supported by research grants from Austria, Canada, European Union, UK, and USA – covering both academia and industry. About half of the funding comes from basic research grants (e.g., FWF) and the rest came from applied research grants from companies such as ACCM, Compuware, IBM, KEBA, SCCH, Siemens, SVAI and Trumpf.
In addition to best scholar recognitions, Dr. Egyed was also named an IBM Research Faculty Fellow in recognition to his contributions to consistency checking, received a Recognition of Service Award from the IEEE and ACM, Best Paper Awards from COMPSAC and WICSA, and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the USC. He has given many invited talks including four keynotes, served on scientific panels, countless program committees, and served as a program (co-) chair for ASE 2007, MoDELS 2015, and FASE 2015. Presently, he is an associate editor/editorial board member for two of the most important journals in my field (IEEE TSE and Springer SoSyM ). Furthermore, he is a steering committee member for the Automated Software Engineering (ASE), the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) conference series, and the International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS) - arguably three of the most significant conferences in software engineering.
The JKU is a young and relatively small university. There are not many areas of science were JKU can boast top rankings but today the university ranks among the Top 1% of software engineering institutions in the world – in good part due to the research output of his institute, ISSE. ISSE is not only a cutting edge research institute but also provides the backbone of software engineering education here at JKU. Indeed, a recent survey placed JKU’s Masters in Software Engineering as the 3rd best technical graduate program across all of Austria.