Thomas Sturm is a CNRS research director at LORIA Nancy, France. He is also a senior researcher at Max-Planck-Institut for Informatics and a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University, both located in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Sturm is an editor at the Journal of Symbolic Computation (Elsevier) and at Mathematics in Computer Science (Springer). He is the chair of the steering committee of ISSAC (ACM) from July 2019 to July 2020.
Universität Passau, Germany, 2005
Dr. rer. nat., Universität Passau, Germany, 2000
My research interests span the domains of exact and efficient computation, computer algebra, logic, and formal reasoning. This includes the development of effective quantifier elimination methods and decision procedures for various algebraic theories, their efficient implementation, and their application in the sciences and in engineering.
One focus is interdisciplinary research on specialized decision methods for the qualitative analysis of dynamic properties of reaction systems in chemistry and systems biology.
I studied computer science at the University of Passau, Germany, where I held positions as a researcher and faculty member (Privatdozent) after finishing my studies in 1995. In 2008 I was awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and moved to the University of Cantabria in Santander. In 2011 I joined the MPI für Informatik in Saarbrücken, Germany, where I headed a research group for Arithmetic Reasoning. In 2016 I was appointed as a research director at CNRS.
I worked as a visiting researcher at various international institutes and research facilities including SRI International in Menlo Park, Zuse Institute Berlin, Fujitsu Laboratories Japan, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Forschungszentrum Jülich.