ITHACA, NY – GrammaTech, Inc., a leading software company specializing in software assurance tools and cyber-security solutions, today announced that Europe’s foremost thought-leadership academy, the Academia Europaea, has elected Dr. Thomas Reps, President and Co-Founder of GrammaTech and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin, to be a foreign member in the Informatics division. Academy members are drawn from across the European continent and rarely include scholars who are residents in other regions of the world. Currently, there are about 3,000 members. Only nine members of the Informatics division are from the United States.
"The invitation by Academia Europaea honors Tom’s groundbreaking research on automated program analysis, computer security, and model checking based on his work at University of Wisconsin and GrammaTech," stated fellow member of the academy, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Wilhelm of the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.
The Academy’s mission is to encourage the highest possible standards in scholarship, research, and education, while promoting interdisciplinary and international research in all areas of learning. Invitations are extended to individuals after peer group nomination, scrutiny, and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field.
The Informatics division of the Academy is dedicated to the science of information processing and the engineering of information systems. The field of informatics includes the study of algorithms, behavior, and interactions of systems that store, process, access, and communicate information. Since the advent of computers, information is increasingly processed digitally, leading to the study of computer science and complex systems within informatics.
"I am honored to join the esteemed group of thinkers at the Academia Europaea," said Dr. Reps. "I am looking forward to collaborating with global thought leaders at the Academy and continuing to advance the science of program analysis around the globe."
Originally founded as a spin-off from Cornell University to commercialize software developed by Thomas Reps as part of his PhD dissertation, GrammaTech is a leading developer of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions. GrammaTech’s tools are used by software developers worldwide, spanning a myriad of industries including avionics, medical, industrial control, and other applications where reliability and security are paramount. With both static and dynamic analysis techniques that analyze source code as well as binary executables, GrammaTech provides superior static analysis for better software.
About Academia Europaea:
Founded in 1988, the Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental intellectual academy. Academia Europaea members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education, and research. The Academia includes leading experts from the physical sciences and technology; biological sciences and medicine; mathematics; the letters and humanities; social and cognitive sciences; economics; and the law. For more about Academia Europaea, visit www.ae-info.org.