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Biography - Dr. Boris Düdder

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Lectures and leads a research team in software engineering at Technical University Dortmund, Germany, after finishing his doctorate in Dortmund in 2014. Research topic is automatic synthesis of programs and configurations using logical principles in type theory. Is involved in various interdisciplinary research projects, e.g., with mechanical engineering partners. Was researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Software- and System Engineering (2007-2008), Dortmund, and worked as IT consultant and enterprise architect, e.g., for IMMO-DATA AG (2002-2007), Bochum, in banking and finance and Microsoft Corp. (2000-2001), Redmond. Funded a software company and was its CEO (1997-2002), Bonn. Worked at CERN, Geneva, after studying physics and mathematics at Ruhr University Bochum. Received various industry and academic awards.


  • Lecturer of courses "Software Construction", "Security: Challenges and Solutions", "Project Management" (2015-2017), and "Methodical Foundations of Software Engineering" (2016)
  • Group Manager / Senior Researcher (since 2014, TU Dortmund)
    • Group manager: Software Engineering by Algorithms and Logic (SEAL)
    • Project manager: Cloud Computing Infrastructure (TU Dortmund)
  • Researcher and Research Programmer (2008-2013, TU Dortmund)
  • Promotion Dr. rer. nat. (2014, TU Dortmund) (summa cum laude, excellent)
  • Diplom Informatik (2002-2008, TU Dortmund)
  • Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Software- and System Engineering (2006-2008, ISST)
  • Junior Researcher,Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), IT-Department (1995)
  • Junior Researcher, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Kernphysik (1992-1994)
  • Study Physics and Mathematics (1993-1998, Ruhr Universität Bochum)


  • IT-Strategy Consultant (Immo Data AG) (2003-2007)
    • Enterprise Architect (Banking and Finance)
    • Projectmanager
  • Freelancer / IT-Consultant (2001-2002, Microsoft)
  • Founder & CEO (1997-2002, Heinen Düdder Geosysteme)
  • Freelancer / Software Developer (C, C++) (1993-1997)

Additional Honors & Awards

  • Dissertation Award 2014, Technical University Dortmund, 2014
  • Microsoft Solutions Award Winner Banking / Finance, 2005
  • Microsoft Solutions Award Winner Banking / Finance, 2004
  • Microsoft Innovations Award Winner Banking / Finance, 2003
  • Jugend forscht, 1994
  • Jugend forscht, 1993
  • Sonderpreis Forschungspatenschaft des Forschungszentrums Jülich, 1993