Reiko joined the University of Leicester in 2004 as Reader and was appointed Professor in Software Engineering in 2007. Before, he held academic positions in Paderborn and Dortmund. He studied Computer Science at the Technical Universities of Dresden and Berlin and received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from the TU Berlin in 1998.
Reiko is known for his work on model-based development, reengineering and testing, model transformations and the semantics of modelling languages. He published extensively on graph transformation, its concurrency theory, timed and stochastic variants, modularity and refinement.
Reiko is chair of the Steering Committee the International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT), president of the European Association for Software Science and Technology (EASST) and co-chair of CALCO 2013. He is a member of the IFIP WG 1.3 - Foundations of System Specification.
This module is intended to provdide basic techniques and skills of studying an undergraduate degree programme as well as an introduction into the responsibilities and requirements of IT professionals. It is taught in the 1st term of all of our BSc programmes.
See Module CO1007 for more information.
This module is offered in the 2nd semester of our MSc courses. It covers the principles of SOA, their implementation by Web service technology, and the model-driven development of services.
See Module CO7214 for more information.
The BSc with Industry programmes are four-year degrees, including one year where students go on a sandwich placement at a company. The more recent MSc with Industry programmes allow students to go on placements for 3-9 months between passing the taught part of their degree and starting their project.
Apart from gaining work experience, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the profession and identify a career path. As a convenor on these degrees, Reiko is responsible for organising the support for students to find placements as well as while they are away.
The Department has an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) to foster co-operation between the department and key industrial partners. The IAB provides a forum for advice and cooperation on the development of under-graduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) curricula, students projects, industrial placements, and careers. As industry liaison and chair of the IAB, Reiko acts as a point of contact for industry partners, provides information about departmental activities, organises meetings of the IAB.
Author: Reiko Heckel, Dr.-Ing. (TU Berlin, 1998), habil. (Univ. of Paderborn, 2003) (firstname at mcs le ac uk), T: +44 (0)116 252 3406.