Andreas Herkersdorf is a professor and Head of Department of Computer Engineering at Technical University of Munich (TUM). He received a Dr. degree from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 1991. Between 1988 and 2003, he has been in technical and management positions with the IBM Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. Since 2003, Dr. Herkersdorf is the Chair Professor of Integrated Systems at TUM. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and serves as editor for Springer and De Gruyter journals for design automation and information technology. His research interests include application-/domain-specific multi-core processor architectures, performant and energy-efficient memory hierarchies, IP network processing, Network on Chip and self-adaptive / self-aware fault-tolerant computing.