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 has been elected vice head of the faculty for the terms Autumn 2018 to Spring 2020, 2020 to 2022, and 2022 to 2024.

Helmut Neukirchen holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) on "Languages, Tools and Patterns for the Specification of Distributed Real-Time Tests" from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and a Dipl.-Inform. degree (pre-Bologna German degree comparable to Master's degree) in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen University of Science and Technology, 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 RWTH Aachen University of Science and Technology, 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 Icelandic for daily life (plus some fragments remaining in his brain from having once learned French and Latin). An upper bound for the Erdös number of Helmut Neukirchen is 3 (Helmut Neukirchen -> Gianluca Rizzo -> Shmuel Zaks -> Paul Erdös).

My ORCID iD is 0000-0001-8595-3748, but the information on the website here (i.e. the one that you are currently viewing) is more complete than the one you find on ORCID.