Elmar works both as a researcher and a founder. Elmar wrote his PhD thesis on static code analysis and is still active as a researcher in software quality analysis. In 2009, he co-founded CQSE GmbH and since helps teams in using analysis tools effectively.
Elmar frequently talks at research conferences (e.g. ICSE, ICPC) and industry events (e.g. OOP, JAX, W-JAX). He was elected best speaker at Clean Code Days, Software Quality Days, Java Forum Stuttgart and QS-Tag. Elmar was named Junior Fellow of the GI in 2015.