Christoph W. Kessler (german spelling: Keßler) is a professor for Computer Science at Linköping University, Sweden, where he leads the Programming Environment Laboratory's research group on compiler technology and parallel computing.
received a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1994
from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany, and a Habilitation
degree in 2001 from the University of Trier, Germany.
In 2001 he joined Linköping university, Sweden, as associate professor at the programming environments lab (PELAB) of the computer science department (IDA).
In 2007 he was appointed full professor at Linköping university.
His research interests include parallel programming, compiler technology, code generation, optimization algorithms, and software composition.
He has published two books, several book chapters and more than 90 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. His contributions include e.g. the OPTIMIST retargetable optimizing integrated code generator for VLIW and DSP processors, the PARAMAT approach to pattern-based automatic parallelization, the concept of performance-aware parallel components for optimized composition, the PEPPHER component model and composition tool for heterogeneous multicore/manycore based systems, the SkePU library of tunable generic components for GPU-based systems, and the parallel programming languages Fork and NestStep.