Hausi A. Müller
Hausi A. Müller
Hausi A. Müller
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering
University of Victoria

Last updated
March 2021

left header image


left header image


Hausi A. Müller is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and adjunct professor at Icesi University in Cali, Colombia. He was associate dean of research, Faculty of Engineering (2009-2019). He is Co-Chair IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative and serves on the IEEE Conferences Committee (2019-2021). He was Vice President of IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical and Conferences Activities (T&C) Board (2016–2018), member of the CS Board of Governors (2015–2017), chair of TCSE, the CS Technical Council on Software Engineering (2011-2015). He received an IEEE CS Golden Core Member Award (2016) and IEEE TCSE Distinguished Service Award (2016). In 2011 Dr. Müller’s research team won the IBM Canada CAS Research Project of the Year Award. With his research group, he collaborates extensively with industry as an international expert in software engineering, software evolution, quantum computing, adaptive systems, IoT, and intelligent cyber-physical systems.

Dr. Müller is General Chair of the inaugural IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) aka IEEE Quantum Week 2021 Oct 18-22, 2021 and Quantum Week 2020, Oct 12-16, 2020. He is Co-Chair IEEE Quantum, an IEEE Future Directions Initiative (2019-2021) that serves as IEEE's leading community for all projects and activities on quantum computing and technologies. IEEE Quantum is supported by leadership and representation across IEEE Societies and Organizational Units. The initiative has developed a project plan to address the current landscape of quantum computing and technologies, is continuously identifying challenges and opportunities, leveraging and collaborating with existing initiatives, and engaging the quantum community at large.

He is a principal investigator of an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant on Middleware Framework and Programming Infrastructure for IoT Services and of an NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grant on Dependable Internet-of-Things Applications (DITA). He was a principal investigator in the NSERC Strategic Research Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructure (SAVI). The main research goal of the SAVI Network was to address the design of future applications platforms built on a flexible, versatile, and evolvable infrastructure that can readily deploy, maintain and retire the large-scale, possibly short-lived, distributed applications that will be typical in the future applications marketplace. The SAVI partnership involved investigators from nine Canadian universities and 13 companies bringing together expertise in networking, cloud computing, applications, and business.

He was the founding Director of BSEng, a CEAB accredited Bachelor of Software Engineering degree program in the Faculty of Engineering. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Wiley Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP) and MDPI Journals Future Internet and Sensors. He served for 12 years on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE).

Dr. Müller was Program Co-Chair of WF-IoT 2015 and 2018, the World Forum of Internet of Things. He was General Chair of ICSME 2014, the 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance in Victoria. He was General Chair of SEAMS 2012, the 7th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems in Zürich. He was General Chair for ICSE 2001, the 23rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2001) in Toronto.

Dr. Müller is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) and a Professional Engineer (PEng) registered with APEGBC. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering in 1979 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich and MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science in 1984 and 1986 from Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA.

He enjoys singing, playing guitar, hiking, and skiing.