Thomas Sturm is a CNRS Research Director at the Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications in Nancy, France. He is also an associated senior researcher at MPI Informatics and a faculty member (Privatdozent) at the Department for Computer Science of Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.
I studied computer science at the University of Passau, Germany, where I held positions as a researcher and faculty member (Privatdozent) after finishing my studies in 1995. In 2008 I was awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and moved to the University of Cantabria in Santander. In 2011 I joined the MPI für Informatik in Saarbrücken, Germany, where I headed a research group for Arithmetic Reasoning. In 2016 I was appointed as a research director at CNRS.
I worked as a visiting researcher at various international institutes and research facilities including SRI International in Menlo Park, Zuse Institute Berlin, Fujitsu Laboratories Japan, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Forschungszentrum Jülich.