Field of Work
As Head of the Programming Languages and Compilers Group Prof. Erhard Plödereder is primarily concerned with the development of methods and tools for software analyses assisting early error detection and program understanding during the development and maintenance of industrial systems. The integration of these tools in an IDE, i.e., in the Bauhaus system, is a central theme.
In addition, the development of programming language concepts especially for safety-critical embedded systems is a crucial topic. Another theme is the identification and avoidance of safety- and security-relevant vulnerabilities in programs.
Prof. Erhard Plödereder went to Harvard University, where he acquired his S.M. in 1975 and after graduating as Dipl.-Inf. in 1977 at the Technical University of Munich, also obtained his Ph.D. in 1980. In the U.S. between 1983 and 1992 he was Chief Scientist and VP Technology at Tartan Inc. in Pittsburgh. From 1989 to 1994 he was the Chair of Distinguished Reviewers for Ada95 and the Chair of ISO/JTC1/SC22 WG9/XRG and ARG and in the years between 1985 and 1992 he was a member and Chair of the Environment Subpanel of US Federal Advisory Committee AdaBoard. Furthermore, he was the Director of one of the first Sun Technology Excellence Centers in Europe, as well as Chair of the Working Group 2.4 of the IFIP from 2002 to 2008 and President of the organization Ada-Europe from 2001 to 2008. Between 2001 and 2006 as well as 2011 and 2016 he was on the Board of Members of the IBZ Schluss Dagstuhl and was honored with the SIGda Award in 2001. Since 1992 Erhard Plödereder is a Professor at the University of Stuttgart, where he has been Vice Dean and Dean of Faculty of CS, IT and EE from 1998 to 2010.