After studying mathematics in Ulm, Germany and computer science in San Diego, California, Harald Rueß earned a doctorate from the University of Ulm.
He worked at SRI International in Menlo Park, California between 1995 and 2005, first as an international fellow, then since 1998 as a staff researcher in SRI’s computer science lab, including stints as a visiting professor in Mannheim in 2001 and longer research assignments in Cambridge in 1999 and Manchester in 2005.
His research interests encompass the fields of dependable and safe embedded systems, symbolic analysis and synthesis, as well as decision processes. He worked as a systems consultant and program manager in the automotive and aerospace industries in southern Germany between 2006 and 2008.
Harald Rueß has been scientific managing director at fortiss - the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services – since 2009.