Robert Hirschfeld is a Professor of Computer Science at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Potsdam. There he founded and leads the Software Architecture Group which is concerned
with fundamental elements and structures of software. Methods and tools are developed
for improving the comprehension and design of large complex systems.
Robert was a senior researcher with DoCoMo Euro-Labs, the European research facility
of NTT DoCoMo Japan, where he worked on infrastructure components for next generation
mobile communication systems with a focus on dynamic service adaptation and context-oriented
programming. Prior to joining DoCoMo Euro-Labs, he was a principal engineer at Windward
Solutions in Sunnyvale, California, where he designed and implemented distributed
object systems, consulted in the area of object database technologies, and developed
innovative software products and applications.
Robert received a Ph.D. in Computer Science form the Technical University of Ilmenau,