About Me

Portrait Helmut NeukirchenHelmut Neukirchen is Full Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science (Iðnaðarverkfræði-, vélaverkfræði- og tölvunarfræðideild) of the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands), Reykjavik, Iceland.
Helmut is elected vice head of the faculty for the term Autumn 2018 to Spring 2020.

Helmut Neukirchen holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science on "Languages, Tools and Patterns for the Specification of Distributed Real-Time Tests" from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and a Master's degree (Dipl.-Inform.) in Computer Science from the University of Aachen, Germany.

Helmut Neukirchen is with the University of Iceland since August 2008: first as Assistant Professor, since November 2008 as Associate Professor and since July 2014 as Full Professor. Before, he was from 2004 to 2008 a Post Doc for Software Engineering and Distributed Systems at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Göttingen, Germany. From 2000 to 2004, he was a PhD student and research assistant: first at the Institute for Telematics at the University of Lübeck, Germany, then at the Software Engineering for Distributed Systems group of the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Göttingen, Germany. From 1992 to 1999, Helmut studied Computer Science at the University of Aachen, Germany, with a focus on distributed systems and software construction.

Research interests, publications, teaching, academic services, and awards are described in detail on separate web pages.

Helmut speaks fluently English and German, and some French and Icelandic. He is married and father of three sons (parental leaves in 2008, 2010 and 2014). An upper bound for the Erdös number of Helmut Neukirchen is 4 (Helmut Neukirchen -> Stephan Waack -> Carsten Damm -> Michael E. Saks -> Paul Erdös).

Helmut and family