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Horst Zuse was born on November 17, 1945 in Hindelang.

He received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Technische Universität Berlin in 1973 and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Technische Universität of Berlin in 1985.

Since 1975 he is a senior research scientist with the Technische Universität Berlin.

His research interests are information retrieval systems, software engineering, software metrics and the measurement the quality of software during the software life-cycle.

From 1987 to 1988 he was for one year with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research in Yorktown Heights.

In 1991 he published the book: Horst Zuse: Software Complexity - Measures and Methods (De Gruyter Publisher).

From 1989 till 1992 he was with the ESPRIT II Project 2384 METKIT (Metric-Educational- Toolkit) of the European Commission. Since 1990 he gave several times a year seminars about software measures for people of the industry within the scope of DECollege and ORACLE. He also gave many presentations and seminars about software measurement on conferences in US and Canada.

Now, his research interests are validation of software measures, prediction models, standardizing measurement principles, information retrieval, image search engines and history of computing.

From August 1994 to December 1994 he was invited as a researcher by the Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (GMD) in St. Augustin in Germany. In 1998 the book: Horst Zuse: A Framework for Software Measurement (DeGruyter Publisher) were published.

From February 1, 1998 to May 20, 1998 he was a Visiting Professor with the University of Southwest Louisiana in Lafayette / Louisiana / USA. On December 9, 1998 he received the habilitation (Privatdozent) in the area of Praktische Informatik (Practical Computer Science) by the department of computer science at the Technische Universität Berlin.

From 2003 to 2006 he was a Guestprofessor with the University of Applied Sciences in Senftenberg and since 2006 he is there a Professor.