Prof. Dr. Andreas Spillner

Honorary Members present themselves

Founding member of the GTB

Andreas SpillnerProf. Dr. Andreas Spillner is convinced that quality prevails over the long term.

His experience proves the professor, who taught at the University of Bremen in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, right. For example, systematic software testing over the past few decades has established itself rather slowly but steadily in practice. One of the factors contributing to this was the GTB. Throughout his work with this independent committee, Professor Spillner has worked to ensure that the principle of “quality” continues to prevail over an unsystematic ad hoc approach.

For many decades, the researcher and university teacher has been working in the field of software development and testing. After studying computer science at the TU Berlin and obtaining a doctorate from the University of Bremen, Andreas Spillner changed to the City University of Applied Sciences Bremen in 1993, where he held a professorship in programming and software engineering. His focus is quality assurance – from software validation to the testing of object-oriented software.

During college education, the quality expert attached great importance to software testing getting the same attention it already has in industry practice. He also sees the GTB as a switching point and point of contact when it comes to the exchange of know-how between test practice on the one hand and research and teaching on the other hand.

Andreas Spillner has been on board as a member of the GTB since its inception. In addition, from 1990 to 2003 he founded and chaired the specialist group “Test, Analysis and Verification of Software” of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). In 2007, he was appointed Fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI). In 2022 he received the “German Award for Software Quality” (together with Tilo Linz). He is currently a member of the presidium of ASQF e.V.