Speaker Profile

Bruno Buchberger

Bruno Buchberger, Dr.phil. Dr.h.c.mult. has been Full Professor of Computer Mathematics at JKU Linz, Austria since 1974. He has held numerous visiting professorships and done research stays and has given over 100 keynotes at international conferences. Aged 23, Bruno Buchberger invented the Theory of „Groebner Bases“, a fundamental method of computer mathematics, which made him world famous.
Currently, his main research area is the automation of the mathematical invention process. In 1987 he founded RSIC (head until 2000) and in 1989 Softwarepark Hagenberg (head until 2013). The initiator of numerous innovation projects in Austria holds six honorary doctorates (Europe, UK, Canada), is member of the Academy of Europe (1992, awarded to only three Austrian mathematicians) and has received the ACM Award for Theory and Practice (awarded to only three Europeans) in San Francisco (2008). He will be keynote speaker at the World Congress of Mathematics 2014, Seoul and was named Austrian of the Year 2010 (Die Presse). (Photo Credits: Weihbold OÖN)