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Harald Gall is Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (UZH). Furthermore, he is full professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Informatics at UZH. He was Deputy Dean and program director for four years. Before joining UZH in 2004, he was associate professor at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in the Distributed Systems Group (TUV). He studied at TUV and holds a PhD (Dr. techn.) and master's degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Informatics. His research interests are in evidence-based software engineering with focus on quality in software products and processes. This focuses on long-term software evolution, software architectures, software quality analysis, data mining of software repositories, cloud-based software development, and empirical software engineering. He is probably best known for his work on software evolution analysis and mining software archives. Since 1997 he has worked on devising ways in which mining these repositories can help to better understand software development, to devise predictions about quality attributes, and to exploit this knowledge in software analysis tools such as Evolizer, http://www.evolizer.org or SOFAS, http://seal.ifi.uzh.ch/sofas He was associate editor of IEEE's Transactions on Software Engineering (2010-2014) and currently is associated editor of Springer's Computing Journal. He was the program chair of the two flagship conferences in the field of software engineering: ICSE in 2011 and ESEC/FSE in 2005. Additionally, in 2006 and 2007 he co-chaired MSR, the International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, the premier event for software evolution analysis. In 2000 and 2005, he was program chair of the International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), a major forum for software maintenance. More on research can be found via his Google Scholar profile at: http://tiny.cc/f2sjsx