Robert Heinrich is head of the Quality-driven System Evolution research group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He holds a doctoral degree from Heidelberg University. His research interests include quality modeling and analysis across several domains, such as information systems, business processes and automated production systems. One core asset of his work is the Palladio software architecture simulator. He is involved in the organization committees of several international conferences, is reviewer for international premium journals and is reviewer for international academic funding agencies. Robert is principal investigator and chief coordinator in several grants from German governmental funding agencies. He spent research visits in Chongqing (China) and Tel Aviv (Israel).