Friedrich Bauer

German computer scientist

Friedrich L. Bauer (10 June 1924 in Regensburg – 26 March 2015) was a German computer scientist and professor emeritus at Technical University of Munich.

Bauer in 2004


  • Software engineering is the part of computer science which is too difficult for the computer scientist.
    • Bauer (1971) "Software Engineering." Information Processing: Proceedings of the IFIP Congress 1971, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, August 23-28, 1971.
  • [Software engineering is the] establishment and use of sound engineering principles to obtain economically software that is reliable and works on real machines efficiently.
    • Bauer (1972) "Software Engineering", In: Information Processing. p. 71
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