Roderick Bloem received an MS in computer science from Leiden University in the Netherlands (1996) and a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2001). His thesis work, under the supervision of Fabio Somenzi, was on formal verification using Linear Temporal Logic. Since 2002, he has been an assistant professor at Graz University of Technology and a full profesor since 2008. His research interests are in formal methods for the design and verification of digital systems, including hardware, software, and combinations such as embedded systems. He studies applications of game theory to the automatic synthesis of systems from their specifications, connections between temporal logics and omega-automata, model checking, and automatic fault localization and repair.