Thorsten Weyer | Dr. rer. nat. | Dipl.-Inform.
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About me

I am head of the group 'Requirements Engineering and Conceptual Design' at paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. My current focus of work lies on methods and processes for the design of software-intensive systems, in particular of highly-automated cyber-physical systems. This kind of systems is the technological fundament for many future scenarios, such as autonomous driving, smart energy networks, smart cities and buildings, assisted living, environmental control, advanced medical technologies, or in 'Industrie 4.0'. For many years now, I am also working as a consultant, trainer, and assessor in the privat sector for several leading large companies as well as for small and medium sized enterprises of the high-tech sector.

Working and research areas

  • Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) 
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Embedded | Cyber-physical systems
  • Highly-automated | Self-learning systems
  • Trustworthy sociotechnical systems

You can find the slides of my recent opening talk "Spezifikation in der Entwicklung selbstlernender hochautomatisierter System" at the "ITG SI-SE Modern Software Engineering on Embedded Devices" Conference, Fehraldorf (Switzerland) here (in German): [Download]


Thorsten Weyer | Dr. rer. nat | Dipl.-Inform. | Kontakt: tweyer(at)acm.org