Dr.-Ing. Reiner W. Hartenstein is professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Kaiserslautern University of Technology (TU Kaiserslautern), where his most recent research focuses on Reconfigurable Computing (RC), Reconfigurable Supercomputing,Configware / Software Co-Compilation, and design flows for RC in embedded systems.Reiner Hartenstein is an IEEE life fellow, FPL fellow, and member of the ACM. He has published more than 400 professional papers for journals and conference proceedings, and has authored or co-edited 14 books. Reiner Hartenstein frequently receives invitations to give keynote addresses at international conferences. In 1981 he was visiting professor at University of California at Berkeley. Before joining TU Kaiserslautern he was a professor at University of Karlsruhe. He has graduated more than 100 M.S. and 25 Ph.D. students. He acquired extensive government and industrial research funding, received several awards, and consulted for more than 10 international companies. Reiner Hartenstein received all his academic degrees from the EE Department at University of Karlsruhe (TH), where he was the first Ph.D. graduate student of Karl Steinbuch, the pioneer of artificial neuronal networks.