Technische Universität Berlin
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer Engineering and Microelectronics

Real-Time Systems and Robotics

TU Berlin

Günter Hommel

Günter Hommel received his diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from TU Berlin in 1970. He first joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and then the Department of Computer Science at TU Berlin where he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science. In 1978 he joined the Nuclear Research Center in Karlsruhe working in the field of Real-Time Systems. From 1980 he was the head a research group in Software Engineering at the German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD, today: Fraunhofer Institute) in Bonn. In 1982 he was appointed professor at the Institute of Computer Science at TU Munich, where he worked in the fields of Real-Time Programming and Robotics. Since 1984 he has been professor at the Institute of Computer Engineering at TU Berlin heading the Real-Time Systems and Robotics Group. In 2002 he received an honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.) from the Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science. In 2004 he was appointed Advisory Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2005 he was nominated Director of “TU Berlin – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Research Labs for Information and Communication Technology” in Shanghai. He transitioned into retirement in 2006. From 2012 to 2014 he has been professor at Bahçeşehir University (BAU) in Istanbul where he was teaching Robotics, helped to build up a modern Robotics lab, and supported the Berlin Campus of BAU finding lecturers for various study programs.

He has published more than 200 papers and 14 books. He has been an organizer of, chairman of, and reviewer for numerous international conferences and journals. He has been a reviewer for the German National Science Foundation (DFG) and has evaluated computer science faculties of universities in the former German Democratic Republic after the unification of Germany. Since 1990 he had continuously received funding for two Ph.D. programs financed by DFG. He has experience with international education systems from a sabbatical at USC in Los Angeles and from giving courses to students in different countries like France, China, Russia, Turkey, and Indonesia. He has served several times as deputy chairman and chairman of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at TU Berlin. He has served in the steering committee of the German Computer Society (GI) for several years. Additionally he has been chairman of the board of directors of a software company (Novedia AG) in Berlin for several years.


Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Günter Hommel
Technische Universität Berlin
Institut of Computer Engineering and Microelectronics



1. International Journals

2. Chapters in International Books

3. International Conferences

4. National Journals

5. National Conferences

6. Books

7. Other Papers

8. Prizes Awarded in Contests

August 2023