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Prof. Jürg Gutknecht, head of group


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Jürg Gutknecht is Professor of Computer Science at the ETH Zürich. As Dean of the Informatics Department in 1995 he pioneered the US-type credit system at ETH. He is the current Head of the ETH Computer Science Department (2006-2010).

Prof. Gutknecht was born in Bülach ZH on January 3, 1949. From 1967 to 1970 he was a member of the real-time system programming group at Swissair. From 1970 to 1974 he studied mathematics at the ETH and simultaneously worked at IBM as a student employee. In 1978 he received his doctorate with a dissertation on differentiable function spaces. After a three year period as a professor of mathematics at the Kantonsschule Heerbrugg, he joined Niklaus Wirth's Lilith/ Modula research team in 1981. In 1985, after a sabbatical stay at the Xerox-PARC Research Laboratory in California, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the ETH. Then, together with Wirth, he developed the Oberon programming language and system.

Jürg Gutknecht's current focus of research is in the area of programming languages (Oberon, Zonnon), compilers and runtime platforms (AOS, Bluebottle and A2), with an emphasis on object models and component technology. His research group's newest constructive creations are the "A2" runtime system (U. Glavitsch Eggler, S.Stauber, F.Negele and J.Gutknecht 2007-2008) , the "Zonnon" language evolution (R. Mitin and J. Gutknecht 2007-2008) and a new Oberon Compiler(Dr. Felix Friedrich 2008).






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Jürg Gutknecht's Lectures

Design of Parallel and High-Performance Computing (SS 10)

Concurrent Programming 1 (WS 07/08)

Systembau (SS 07)

Operating Systems (German) (WS 05)

Concurrent Programming (German) (WS 04)

Programming-in-the-Large (German) (SS 03)

Nonimperative Programming (German) (WS 02/03)

Remote Components in .NET (German) (WS05)

Programming with Max/MSP (German) (WS 04)

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Jürg Gutknecht

Computer Systems Institute

Clausiusstrasse 59, RZ H24

Voice +41 44 632 7322

Fax +41 44 632 1307

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