Prof. Dr. Andreas Herkersdorf


Integrated Systems

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Herkersdorf (b. 1961) and his team conduct research in the fields of architectures, coprocessors, design methods and accelerators for application-specific multicore processors (MPSoC). IP packet processing, embedded automotive systems and visual computing are among the main target applications. In addition, his Chair has proven expertise in prototype development on FPGA platforms, bio-inspired, self-organizing MPSoC solutions and techniques to improve fault tolerance and energy efficiency at system level.

After studying electrical engineering at TUM, Professor Herkersdorf received his doctorate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 1991. He then joined the research team at IBM Research – Zurich in the communication systems department and became manager of the network processor hardware group in IBM’s research division. In 2003, Professor Herkersdorf was appointed to the Chair of Integrated Systems at TUM. He is a member of the editorial boards of various international journals and, since 2012, an elected member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Review Board for computer architecture and embedded systems.


  • IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (2001)
  • IBM Master Inventor (1998)
  • IBM Innovation Achievement Award (four times, 1996-2003)

Möstl M, Schlatow J, Ernst R, Dutt N, Nassar A, Rahmani A, Kurdahi F, Wild T, Sadighi A, Herkersdorf A: "Platform-Centric Self-Awareness as a Key Enabler for Controlling Changes in CPS". Proceedings of the IEEE. 2018; 106(9).


Richter A, Herber C, Wild T, Herkersdorf A: "Denial-of-Service attacks on PCI passthrough devices: Demonstrating the impact on network- and storage-I/O performance". Journal of Systems Architecture. 2015; 61(10): 592–599. 


Lankes A, Wild T, Wallentowitz S, Herkersdorf A: "Benefits of Selective Packet Discard in Networks-on-Chip". ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO). 2012; 9(2): 1-21.


Teich J, Henkel J, Herkersdorf A, Schmitt-Landsiedel D, Schröder-Preikschat W, Snelting G: "Invasive Computing: An Overview". Hübner M., Becker J. (eds): Multiprocessor System-on-Chip. 2011; New York: Springer.


Wang Z, Herkersdorf A: "An efficient approach for system-level timing simulation of compiler-optimized embedded software". 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC 09), San Francisco, USA, July 26-31, 2009.