Prof. Dr. Ralf Reussner

Prof. Dr. Ralf Reussner

Scientific Director
Innovation, Strategy and Transfer & Software Engineering


Ralf Reussner is Vice Dean of the Department of Informatics at KIT and heads the Dependability of Software-intensive Systems research group at the KIT Institute for Information Security and Dependability (Institut für Informationssicherheit und Verlässlichkeit – KASTEL). His work focuses on establishing software engineering as an engineering discipline. This includes the systematic establishment of software architectures, their quality assessment, and their systematic implementation in code using classical and generative methods as well as the automatic analysis of existing code.

Engagements and Awards

  • Member of the Chairmanship of the German Computer Science Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik – GI)
  • Speaker of the GI Division “Software Technology” (SWT)
  • Co-coordinator of the DFG Priority Program “Design For Future – Managed Software Evolution” (SPP 1593)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA)
  • Co-editor of the Springer Journal Informatik-Spektrum
  • Organization of the 50th Annual Conference of the GI 2020