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Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld

Robert Hirschfeld is a Professor of Computer Science at the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Digital Engineering Faculty at the University of Potsdam and Chair of its Software Architecture Group. With his group, he explores various means of improving the overall programming experience for both professional and non-professional programmers. He is working on dynamic programming languages, development tools, and runtime environments to make interactive, live programming more approachable.

Robert served as a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology [東京工業大学] and The University of Tokyo [東京大学], Japan. He was a senior researcher with DoCoMo Euro-Labs, the European research facility of NTT DoCoMo Japan, where he worked on infrastructure components for next generation mobile communication systems with a focus on dynamic service adaptation and context-oriented programming. Prior to joining DoCoMo Euro-Labs, he was a principal engineer at Windward Solutions in Sunnyvale, California, where he designed and implemented distributed object systems, consulted in the area of object database technologies, and developed innovative software products and applications.

Robert received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Technische Universität Ilmenau.

Projects

Agile Software Development

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract Agile software development processes are increasingly applied to projects that … > more

Agile Software Development

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract Agile software development processes are iterative and incremental, embracing … > more

Programming Perspectives

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract Agile software development and Design Thinking share values and principles. This … > more

Can Design Thinking Improve Programming?

PI: Prof. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract What would it mean for a programmer to work like a designer? While many problems … > more

Can Design Thinking Improve Programming II

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract What would it mean for a programmer to work like a designer? Divergent and … > more

Can Design Thinking Improve Programming? III - From Problem Prevention to Graceful Recovery: Recovery Tools As Enabler For Trial and Error in Program Design

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract Design methods can significantly improve program design activities. To … > more

Can Design Thinking Improve Programming? II Data-driven Tool Construction for Integrating Tangible Artifacts into Programming Activities

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract As programming can be considered one of the most creative activities, it needs … > more

Can Design Thinking Improve Programming? II Data-driven Tool Construction for Integrating Tangible Artifacts into Programming Activities

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract As programming can be considered one of the most creative activities, it needs … > more

Can Design Thinking Improve Programming? Exploring Means to Grow a Shared Vocabulary Between Programmers and Domain Experts

PI: Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld Abstract Programmers collaborate continuously with do-main experts to explore the problem … > more