Horst Zuse was born at November 17, 1945 in Hindelang (Bavaria in Germany). He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Technische Universität (TUB) 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, computer history and computer architectures.
In 1991 he published the book: Horst Zuse: Software Complexity - Measures and Methods (De Gruyter Publisher). In 1998 the book Horst Zuse: A Framework for Software Measurement (DeGruyter Publisher) followed. In 1998 he received the habilitation (Privatdozent) in the area of Praktische Informatik (Practical Computer Science) and since 2006 he is a Professor with the University of applied Sciences in Senftenberg.