Paul Pop is has joined DTU Compute as an associate professor in May 2006. Previously, he was an assistant professor at Linköping University, Sweden, where he has received his Ph.D. in Computer Systems in 2003. Paul's research is about methods for systems engineering: modeling, analysis, simulation and optimization. Systems engineering is the treatment of engineering design as a decision making-process. He has applied systems engineering methods in the design of embedded systems, which are special-purpose computer systems dedicated to perform a specific function.