Alexander Pretschner

Technical University Munich & bidt Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation


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Alexander Pretschner is a professor of software and systems engineering at TUM; a founding director of bidt, the interdisciplinary Bavarian research institute for digital transformation; and the scientific director of fortiss, Bavaria’s research and transfer institute for software-intensive systems. Research interests include all aspects of software engineering, with a current focus on testing and accountability. Prior appointments include those of a professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, of a group manager at Fraunhofer IESE and an adjunct associate professor in Kaiserslautern, and of a senior researcher at ETH Zurich. PhD from TUM, MS degrees in computer science from RWTH Aachen University and the University of Kansas.