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Konstantin Läufer is a professor of computer science at Loyola University Chicago. He majored in physics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, attended Rutgers University, New Jersey, as an exchange student, and earned a PhD in computer science from the Courant Institute at New York University in 1992 prior to joining Loyola. His research interests include programming languages, software architecture, and distributed and pervasive computing systems, as well as applications in bioinformatics, environmental science, and digital humanities. Konstantin co-directs Loyola's Emerging Technologies Laboratory (ETL), an environment for experimental research in the above-mentioned areas, and is involved in several open-source software and documentation projects. Konstantin's research has been funded by government agencies and corporations. He is a co-inventor on two patents owned by Lucent Technologies, where he was a research consultant from 1996 to 2000. He served as department chair from 2012 to 2018.