Arndt von Staa

Professor Emeritus / Senior Researcher

Short Bio

Prof. Arndt von Staa is a Full Professor at the DI and Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit. He works in the area of quality assurance of software aimed at the industrial market, developing tests to ensure their operation.


+55 21 3527-1500 ext. 4333


Room RDC 420



Full Professor at PUC-Rio, Dr. von Staa focuses his research on Software Quality Assurance. In this area, his main topics are modularity, software quality measurement, software test automation, software engineering processes and computer-aided software engineering environments. For that, he works together with the Software Engineering Laboratory (LES) in research activities mainly directed to the development of projects for industrial
contexts, where there the quality of software can be assessed. Professor von Staa holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering (1965) and a master’s in Informatics (1969) from PUC-Rio. He also obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo (1974) and was inducted to the Order of Scientific and Technological Merit in the degree of Commander in (2008). He is currently a full member of the Brazilian National Academy of Engineering.