Since 2004 Prof. Armin Biere is a Full Professor for Computer Science at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and chairs the Institute for Formal Models and Verification.

Between 2000 and 2004 he held a position as Assistant Professor within the Department of Computer Science at ETH Z├╝rich, Switzerland. In 1999 Biere was working for a start-up company in electronic design automation after one year as Post-Doc with Edmund Clarke at CMU, Pittsburgh, USA. In 1997 Biere received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

His primary research interests are applied formal methods, more specifically formal verification of hardware and software, using model checking, propositional and related techniques. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 papers and served on the program committee of more than 80 international workshops and conferences. His most influential work is his contribution to Bounded Model Checking. Decision procedures for SAT, QBF and SMT, developed by him or under his guidance rank at the top of many international competitions.

Besides organizing several workshops Armin Biere was co-chair of SAT'06, and FMCAD'09, has been PC co-chair of HVC'12, and acts as co-chair of CAV'14. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal on Satisfiability, Boolean Modeling and Computation (JSAT), the Journal of Automated Reasoning (JAR), and the journal for Formal Methods in System Design (FMSD).

He is an editor of the Handbook of Satisfiability and initiated and organizes the Hardware Model Checking Competition (HWMCC). Since 2011 he serves as chair of the SAT Association and since 2012 on the steering committee of FMCAD. In 2006 Armin Biere co-founded NextOp Software Inc. which was acquired by Atrenta Inc. in 2012.


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except April 17.


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Institute for Formal Models and Verification
Johannes Kepler University
Altenbergerstr. 69
4040 Linz