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        Uni Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
ICB Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems
Dependability of Computing Systems

Dr. Martin Leu

Dr. Martin Leu

Martin Leu was born in 1965 in Essen, Germany, and studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, from 1985 to 1991. He received his diploma in April 1991. During his studies his main interests were compiler construction, operating systems, distributed systems, telecommunications and, of course, fault tolerance. In his paper "Fehlertolerante Uhrensynchronisation von Uhren auf einem Mehrrechnersystem unter Verwendung eines modifizierten Pendelprotokolls" he proved the usefulness of the pendulum protocol, a Byzantine agreement protocol developed in Karlsruhe, for the purpose of fault tolerant clock synchronization. In his diploma thesis titled "Modellierung und Bewertung ausfallbedingter Leistungsminderungen einer Produktionsanlage" he modelled and evaluated failure-dependent performance degradations of a production plant. This was done in co-operation with the Michelin Tire Corp., Greenville, South Carolina, USA, where he stayed for half a year.

From May 1991 until August 1995 Martin Leu worked as a research assistent with the Fault Tolerance Research Group at the University of Dortmund, Germany. Besides supervising diploma theses and project groups he worked in the field "Fault Detecting Start-Up of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems". In July 1995 Martin Leu passed his Ph. D. exam successfully.

Research Interests:
  • Fault Detecting Automated Start-Up of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems
  • Fault Injection on Message Level (Tool: EFA / EFI)
  • Fault-tolerant clock synchronization
Matrin Leu's thesis has been selected for the GI-Award 1996. GI ("Gesellschaft für Informatik") is the German society for computer science. Our very best congratulations to Martin for getting this valuable scientific award.