Starting 1 September 2014, Jurgen Vinju of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam is appointed Professor Automated Software Analysis at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology. It concerns a part-time appointment for one day a week.
The research field of Vinju includes Automated Software Analysis. One of the greatest scientific challenges in software engineering research is to control the size and complexity of software. There is a lack of in-depth understanding of the causes of software complexity and how software systems may be simplified. In his research Vinju will focus on the development of new theories and tools that are able to predict or improve the behavior and quality of software.
Besides his research Vinju will also focus on strengthening the cooperation with high tech companies in the region of Eindhoven. In addition he remains affiliated with CWI for four days a week as leader of the research group Software Analysis and Transformation.