Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kunz

Building/room: 12-555

Tel:  (+49) (631) 205-2603 
Fax: (+49) (631) 205-4782


Curriculum Vitae

extended CV


Education / Degrees

  • September 26, 1996, Habilitation (Dr.rer.nat.habil.) in Computer Science, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • December 22, 1992, Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.), summa cum laude, in electrical engineering, University of Hannover, Germany
  • August 4, 1989, Master's degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering, University Fridericiana of Karlsruhe, Germany



  • Since November 2001 Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern
  • Sept. 1998 to August 2001 Professor, Vice-Dean and Dean of the Dept. of Computer Science, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main
  • August 1998 to December 1999 Chief Scientist, Verysys Inc. (part time appointment while being professor in Frankfurt)
  • Summer 1995 and Summer 1996 Temporary appointments as Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science,Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
  • January 1997 to February 1998 Research scientist with Dept. of Computer Science, University of Potsdam.
  • April 1993 to December 1996 Research scientist with Max-Planck-Society, Fault-Tolerant Computing Group (Prof. M. Gössel), at the University of Potsdam, Germany.
  • October 1991 to March 1993 Research scientist with Institute for Theory of Electrical Engineering (Prof. J. Mucha), University of Hannover, Germany.
  • September 1989 to September 1991 Research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA



  • IEEE Transactions on CAD Best Paper Award, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 1996
  • Preis der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1996
  • Gerhard-Hess Award, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 1997
  • Preis der Informationstechnischen Gesellschaft (ITG) 2005
  • Fellow of the IEEE, 2006
  • TU Kaiserslautern Distinguished Teaching Award, 2016
  • JETTA Best Paper Award, 2018
  • Member of Academia Europaea, 2022
  • IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) Best Paper Award, 2022
  • Intel Hardware Security Academic Award 2022


Professional activities

  • Member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Computers, since 2019
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Circuits and Systems, 2006 - 2015
  • Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, 2011- 2015
  • Member of Editorial Board for Journal VLSI Design, 2006 - 2015
  • Associated editor for Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications (JETTA), 1996 – 2004
  • TPC Member or Topic Chair in numerous national and international conferences, including ICCAD, DATE, ICCD, ATS, ASP-DAC, VLSI, IWLS, SASIMI, CHARME, FMCAD
  • Member of National Science Foundation (NSF) review panels, USA
  • Member of GMM/ITG/GI Leitungsgremium Rechnergestützter Schaltungs- und Systementwurf, since 2001
  • Head of the RSS Group 3 (Verification) in GI/ITG/GMM, 2001 – 2004
  • Technical Director of national research projects on verification methodology of system-on-chips and automotive systems funded by BMBF