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Prof. Frank Leymann

Areas of Research: Simulation Sciences, Quantum Technologies, Information Technology
Thematic Priority: Quantum computer, software for quantum computers, cloud computing, highly distributed applications

Field of Work

Quantum computers have the potential to solve many known problems, which are not classically solvable in practice, in a highly efficient way. However, since today's quantum computers are still prone to errors, certain methods must be used to create corresponding applications. This is one of Prof. Leymann's research areas.

Such methods are generally represented in the form of pattern languages. Besides pattern languages for quantum computing, Prof. Leymann is also developing such languages for cloud computing and other fields. Here, one focus of his research is how to develop applications specifically for the cloud and install them there in a distributed manner.


The guts of a quantum computer

Personal Information

Frank Leymann, born in Bochum in 1957, studied mathematics, physics and astronomy and received his doctorate in mathematics from University of Bochum in 1984. From 1984 to 2004 he worked in software development at IBM, where he was, among other things, an architect for service and cloud computing. Since 2004 he is professor at the University of Stuttgart.

Frank Leymann was elected to the IBM Academy in 1996 and became an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2000. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Crete, elected to the Academia Europaea in 2016 and accepted as a Fellow of the IQST in 2019. On September 13, 2023, TU Vienna awarded an Honorary Professorship of the Faculty of Computer Science to Frank Leymann in recognition of his extensive contributions to computer science.


Prof. Frank Leymann
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS)
Tel.: +49 711/ 685-88470

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