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     CV of Reiner Hartenstein


Dr.-Ing. Reiner W. Hartenstein currently is professor* of Computer Science and Engineering at Kaiserslautern University of Technology (TU Kaiserslautern). He has received all his academic degrees from the EE Department at Karlsruhe University, where he later became Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Before joining Kaiserslautern he has worked in character recognition, image processing, digital and hybrid circuits and systems, computer architecture, microprogramming, and high level hardware description languages.

At Kaiserslautern he worked on computer structures, high level hardware description languages and on VLSI design methods and tools. Since about ten years Prof. Hartenstein and his group also works on reconfigurable computing and related compilation techniques. Supported by various funding agencies the achievements of his group are the definition and implementation of

  • the successful hardware design language KARL
  • its graphical companion language ABL
  • the Xputer machine paradigm (data-driven procedural operation principles: counterpart of  the control-procedural "von Neumann"paradigm),

  • the reconfigurable KressArray family (reconfigurable generalization of the systolic array),

  • co-compilation for configware/software co-design,
  • and other achievements
  • Prof. Hartenstein, FPL fellow and IEEE fellow [x], has organized  numerous international workshops and  conferences as a Prof. Hartenstein is founder or co-founder of Many times Prof. Hartenstein has been invited to international  conferences as an invited speaker, keynote speaker, embedded tutorial speaker, and as a panelist. He has authored or co-authored more than   400 papers. and authored, edited or co-edited16 books.


    *) emeritus, but still a member of the department


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