A renowned prize is going to a company from the German town of Garching this year: Dr. Elmar Jürgens, partner and co-founder of the CQSE GmbH company, which focuses on improving software quality, has been named Junior Fellow of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik, GI). “I am thrilled that everything has worked out so well. It is a great honour,” says the 35-year-old computer scientist.
According to the GI, Dr. Jürgens received the award for his commitment to bringing research and practice together. “As a co-founder of CQSE GmbH, he works as a consultant based on his award-winning research work on software quality analysis. The arising practical problems drive his research projects as head of the Software Maintenance Competence Center in the research group “Software and Systems Engineering” at Technical University Munic (TUM)”.
As a Junior Fellow, Elmar Jürgens will now be able to independently develop and implement ideas on shaping IT, both in the scientific community and in society. He is very keen on using this opportunity: “I look forward to my new responsibilities”. Through their contacts with internationally renowned computer scientists, Junior Fellows have a considerable influence on the GI’s orientation. The Junior Fellows will be appointed on September, 30th 2015 at the conference “Informatik 2015” in Cottbus, Germany. Together with Elmar Jürgens, Kalmann Graffi (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) and Judith Michael (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt) will be welcomed to the selected circle of Junior Fellows. The German Informatics Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing computer science. With about 20,000 members, the GI is the biggest association of IT experts in German-speaking countries.