Christian Ferdinand, born in 1965, completed the diploma degree program in computer science and electrical engineering at the Saarland University from 1985 to 1990.
Between 1991 to 1998, he was a research associate at the Department for Compiler Construction and Programming Languages at the Saarland University. At this time, he also participated in the ESPRIT projects PROSPECTRA (Programming by Specification and Transformation) and COMPARE (Compiler Generation for Parallel Machines). He was also a member of the Collaborative Research Center no. 124 for VLSI and Parallelism.
In 1997, he completed his doctorate (summa cum laude), his dissertation being entitled “Cache Behavior Prediction for Real-Time Systems”. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Dr. Eduard Martin Prize in 1999 for the best Ph.D. thesis in computer science at the Saarland University.
Throughout his studies, Christian Ferdinand has always kept an eye on practical applications. He received an undergraduate student scholarship and a Ph.D. student scholarship from Siemens AG. Since February 1998, he is the CEO of AbsInt, of which he is one of the co-founders. His current work is focused on code generation for digital signal processors and on timing analysis for real-time systems.