Thomas Gross

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Prof. em. Dr. Thomas Gross


Professor emeritus

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Tel.: +41 44 632 73 42

ORCID: 0000-0002-2038-2902


ETH Zürich
Thomas Gross
Lehre D-INFK
CAB  H 69.2
Universitätstrasse 6
8092 Zürich

Organisations Professor Emeritus at the Department of Computer Science
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Thomas R. Gross has been Associate Professor since 1994 and became Full Professor of Computer Science April 1, 1998; his research area covers the design and implementation of software systems. Currently, he is investigating methods and tools for the construction of network-aware applications.

Prof. Gross studied at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn and the Technical University Munich, where he graduated with a degree in computer science. He attended Stanford University and obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. At Stanford he was part of the team that developed the original Stanford MIPS processor and his dissertation (advised by John L. Hennessy) dealt with the post-pass optimizer for this innovative RISC processor. After spending another year in sunny California as a postdoc, he joined the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. At CMU, he headed the development of the software system for the Warp machine and later participated in the design of the iWarp, a joint Intel/CMU project. Subsequently, his focus shifted to software systems, and he and his colleagues developed several innovative compilers (Fx, cmcc). Professor Gross offers classes on software construction with Java and an advanced course on compiler construction; he is also affiliated with CMU.

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