Martin Glinz is a full professor emeritus and head of the Requirements Engineering Research Group at the Department of Informatics, University of Zurich. He received a diploma in Mathematics and a Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science, both from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 1977 and 1983, respectively. From 1983 to 1993, he was with BBC/ABB in Baden, Switzerland. There he was active in research, development, training, and consulting in the field of software engineering. His work was focussed especially on methods and tools for specification and design of systems. Additionally, he was a lecturer in computer science at ETH Zurich and at the University of Basel for several years. From 1993-2017 he was a professor of Informatics at the University of Zurich. His research interests include requirements and software engineering, in particular modeling, validation, and quality -- and software engineering education.
He was vice-dean of the Faculty of Business, Economis and Informatics and director of academic studies in Informatics from 2000-2006 and department head of the Department of Informatics from December 2007 to January 2016.