Since 2006, Jakob Rehof holds a joint position as full professor of Computer Science at the University of Dortmund, where he is chair of Software Engineering, and as director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST) Dortmund. He studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Copenhagen and got his Ph.D. in computer science at DIKU, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen. In 1997, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Stanford, CA, USA. From 1998 until 2006, he was at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA. Prior to all of the above, Jakob Rehof studied Classical Philology (Latin & Greek) and Philosophy at the University of Aarhus and the University of Copenhagen and was a DAAD scholar at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen.