Professor Reussner holds the Chair for Software-Design and -Quality at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology since 2006. His research group is well established in the area of component based software design, software architecture and predictable software quality. Professor Reussner shaped this field not only by over 60 peer-reviewed publications in Journals and Conferences, but also by establishing the "International Conference on Software Architecture Quality" and co-organising the renowned Workshop on Component Oriented Programming and the workshop series Formal Approaches to Embedded Software And Software Architectures (FESCA), among other workshops at TOOLS and ECOOP-Conferences.
In addition, he acts as a PC member or reviewer of several conferences and journals, including ICSE, IEEE Software, Journal of Systems and Software and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering). As a scientific leader at the OFFIS research institute in Oldenburg, as well as a Professor in Karlsruhe, he consults various industrial partners in the area of component based software, architectures and software quality. He is principal investigator or chief coordinator in several grants from industrial and governmental funding agencies.
He graduated from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a PhD on Automated Software Component Adaptation in 2001. After this, Ralf was a Senior Research Scientist and project-leader at the Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC Pty Ltd), Melbourne, Australia. From March 2003 till January held the Junior professorship for Software Engineering at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and was awarded with a 1 Mio EUR grant of the prestigious Emmy-Noether young researchers excellence programme of the National German Science Foundation before becoming a professor for Software Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.