Michael Franz

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Doctor of Technical Sciences, ETH Zurich, 1994, Computer Science
Diplom-Ingenieur, ETH Zurich, 1989, Computer Science

Phone: (949) 824-4825
Fax: (949) 824-4056
Email: franz@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
ICS-2 Building, Room 214
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Mobile program representations, mobile code distribution, component-oriented languages and software systems
Research Abstract
Prof. Michael Franz was an early pioneer in the areas of mobile code and dynamic compilation. His current research focuses primarily on security and efficiency aspects of mobile-code systems and on virtual machine technology in general. Other research interests of Dr. Franz and his research group include code compression, compiling for low-power usage, and programming languages and architectures for component-based software construction. Dr. Franz is the Principal Investigator on many competitive grants from the federal government, totaling almost $10M (of which more than $6M as sole PI).

Franz received a Dr. sc. techn. degree in Computer Science (advisor: Niklaus Wirth) and a Dipl. Informatik-Ing. ETH degree, both from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He is a Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Senior Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Available Technologies
Research Center
Secure Systems and Software Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine - ssllab.org
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