Alexander Egyed (born 1970) has been the Vice-Rector for Research at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) since 2015. A professor of Software-Intensive-Systems Engineering, he has been head the Institute of Software Systems Engineering (ISSE) at the JKU since 2008. Together will 20 employees at the institute, Prof. Egyed conducts researches methodologies and tools to create better, faster and more reliable software and system development. Today, the JKU is among the top 20 universities in the world in its field of research and ranked, for example, ahead of MIT and ETH Zürich.
Dr. Egyed earned his doctorate degree at the University of Southern California, USA, his post-doctorate degree at University College London, UK, and worked in the industry for many years. Over the past 15 years, he has authored over 160 peer-reviewed scientific and academic papers (over 4000 citations). In several rankings, Dr. Ing. Egyed has been ranked among the top 1% of researchers in software engineering.
Dr. Egyed has received numerous awards and accolades, include the IBM Research Faculty Fellow Award, Service Awards by IEEE and ACM, Best Paper Awards from COMPSAC and WICSA, and an Outstanding Achievement Award from USC. He is also active in many scientific committees.
As Vice-Rector of Research at the JKU, he is particularly keen on recruiting and retaining top, leading international researchers at the JKU as well as providing support services to junior researchers. He also aims to continue to strengthen interdisciplinary research at the JKU, maintaining close interrelationships between base-knowledge and application-oriented research that adhere to the requirements and goals as stated by the state of Upper Austria as well as the local and international business community and economy.