Prof. Dr. Christof Fetzer (M) has received his diploma in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (Dec. 1992) and his Ph.D. from UC San Diego (March 1997). Dr. Fetzer joined AT&T Labs- Research in August 1999 and had been a principal member of technical staff until March 2004. Since April 2004 he heads the endowed chair (Heinz-Nixdorf endowment) in Systems Engineering in the Computer Science Department at TU Dresden. He is the chair of the Distributed Systems Engineering International Masters Program at the Computer Science Department.
Prof. Dr. Fetzer has published over 150 research papers in the field of dependable distributed systems, has been member of more than 50 program committees, has recently won three best paper awards (DEBS2013, LISA2013, SRDS2014), his PhD students have won two best student paper awards (IEEE Cloud 2014, DSN2015), and the EuroSys Roger Needham Award 2014. He currently coordinates two EU H2020 projects: SERECA and SecureCloud.