Our People

Steering committee

DI Dr.

Hans-Peter Bernhard

Silicon Austria Labs & Johannes Kepler University Linz

Hans-Peter Bern­hard is coor­di­na­ting the SAL-DC and head of SAL Re­search Unit Wire­less Commu­ni­ca­tions. He works in the area wire­less factory commu­ni­ca­tions and signal process­ing. Addi­tio­nally, he is senior scien­tist at the Insti­tute of Commu­ni­ca­tions Engi­nee­ring and RF-Systems of the Johannes Kepler Univer­sity Linz. 

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Dr.Rer.Nat.

Marcel Baunach

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Marcel Baunach is Professor for Embedded Auto­mo­tive Systems at the Insti­tute of Tech­nical Infor­ma­tics at Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy. With exper­tise in Wire­less Sensor/​Actuator Networks and as a former head of hard­ware deve­lop­ment in the field of Auto­mo­tive Diagnostics, he rese­ar­ches compo­si­tional hard­ware/​soft­ware co-design with a focus on real-time opera­ting systems, processor archi­tec­tures and self-orga­ni­zing wire­less commu­ni­ca­tion in highly depen­dable embedded systems for e.g. future vehi­cles, the Internet of Things or cyber-physical systems. 

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.

Bernhard Rinner

Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt

Bern­hard Rinner is a Professor of perva­sive compu­ting and the Deputy Head of the Insti­tute of Networked and Embedded Systems, Univer­sity of Klagen­furt, Austria. His current re­search inte­rests include sensor networks, multi­robot systems, self-orga­niza­tion, and perva­sive compu­ting. 

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.

Alois Zoitl

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Alois Zoitl is Professor for cyber-physical systems for engi­nee­ring and produc­tion at the LIT CPS Lab of the Johannes Kepler Univer­sity, Linz. His re­search inte­rests are on flexible adap­tive produc­tion systems, highly distri­buted control and soft­ware engi­nee­ring methods for theses systems.

Supervisors

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Bernhard K. Aichernig

Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy (TU Graz)

Bern­hard K. Aichernig and his re­search group inves­ti­gate the foun­da­tions of soft­ware engi­nee­ring for reali­zing depen­dable computer-based systems. Bern­hard is an expert in formal methods and testing. His re­search covers a variety of areas combi­ning falsi­fi­ca­tion, veri­fi­ca­tion and abstrac­tion tech­ni­ques. Current topics include the Internet of Things, test-case gene­ra­tion, model learning, and statis­tical model checking. Further details: https://​aichernig.blog­spot.com 

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Bernd Deutschmann

Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy (TU Graz)

Dr. Bernd Deutsch­mann has received his M.Sc. degree and the Ph.D. degree in tele­com­mu­ni­ca­tion engi­nee­ring from the Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy, Austria, in 1999 and 2002, respec­tively. Between 2000 and 2006, he was with austri­a­mi­cro­sys­tems AG/​Austria, as a Senior EMC task force engi­neer. From 2006 to 2013, he held the posi­tion of Senior Staff EMC Expert with Infi­neon Tech­no­lo­gies AG in Munich/​Germany. He is currently a Full Professor with the Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy/​Austria, as the head of the Insti­tute of Elec­tro­nics. His re­search inte­rests include EMC design for inte­grated circuits, power elec­tro­nics, and EMC simu­la­tion and measu­re­ment tech­ni­ques. During his re­search activi­ties, he has applied for several patents and has authored and coaut­hored numerous papers and tech­nical arti­cles in the field of elec­tro­ma­gnetic compa­ti­bi­lity of inte­grated circuits. 

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. BSc.

Jasmin Grosinger

Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy (TU Graz)

Jasmin Grosinger repres­ents the area of Ultra-Low Power Micro­wave Compo­n­ents and Systems in re­search and teaching as an Assis­tant Professor (with tenure track to a posi­tion as Asso­ciate Professor) at the Faculty of Electrical and Infor­ma­tion Engi­nee­ring at Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy (TU Graz). Her Profes­sor­ship on Ultra-Low Power Micro­wave Compo­n­ents and Systems is allo­cated at the Insti­tute of Micro­wave and Photonic Engi­nee­ring at TU Graz, at which she is am working since 2013 esta­blis­hing and mana­ging a re­search group in this area. The aim of her re­search is the deve­lop­ment of depen­dable sensor and commu­ni­ca­tion tech­no­lo­gies for the next gene­ra­tion of wire­less sensor systems. 

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Sepp Hochreiter

Johannes Kepler Univer­sity Linz

The Insti­tute for Machine Learning’s and Prof. Dr. Sepp Hoch­rei­ters’ re­search focus: Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Long Short-Term Memory, Rein­force­ment Learning, Vision, Repre­sen­ta­tional Learning, Natural Language Process­ing (NLP), Bioin­for­ma­tics (Gene­tics, Geno­mics).

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.

Mario Huemer

Johannes Kepler Univer­sity Linz

The Insti­tute of Signal Process­ing (ISP), Prof. Mario Huemer focuses on the algo­rithmic-, archi­tec­tural- and hard­ware-oriented aspects of signal process­ing systems. Appli­ca­tion areas are infor­ma­tion and commu­ni­ca­tion systems, radio frequency and base­band inte­grated circuits, bio- and sensor-signal process­ing as well as auto­mo­tive appli­ca­tions. Our vision is to work on both long term funda­mental re­search projects as well as on short term topics, the latter in close coope­ra­tion with industry part­ners.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. techn. Dr. h.c.

Manfred Kaltenbacher

Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy (TU Graz)

Manfred Kalten­ba­cher is professor for theory, model­ling and nume­rical simu­la­tion of elec­tro­ma­gnetic fields and head of the Insti­tute of Funda­men­tals and Theory in Electrical Engi­nee­ring at Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy, Austria. Main re­search direc­tions are nume­rical simu­la­tion and opti­miza­tion as well as model order reduc­tion tech­ni­ques for multi-physical fields (elec­tro­ma­gnetic fields coupled to mecha­nical, thermal and acoustic fields) using the Finite Element Method. Main appli­ca­tions range from MEMS sensors and actua­tors to antennas for HF- and UHF-RFID systems, non-line­arly loaded NFC antennas, HF cables and connec­tors as well as shiel­ding struc­tures.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Annette Mütze

Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy (TU Graz)

Annette Muetze is a professor for Electric Drives and Machines.  She heads the insti­tute with the same name at TU Graz, as well as the Chris­tian Doppler Labo­ra­tory for Brush­less Drives for Pump and Fan Appli­ca­tions. Her re­search inte­rests focus on incre­a­sing the relia­bi­lity, effi­ci­ency, and utiliza­tion of variable speed drive systems by addres­sing the inter­ac­tion between the diffe­rent compo­n­ents of the system. 

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Thomas Pock

Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy (TU Graz)

Thomas Pock leads the vision, learning, and opti­miza­tion group at the Insti­tute of Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy. The focus of his re­search is image process­ing, computer vision, inverse problems, convex and non-smooth opti­miza­tion, and machine learning. For more infor­ma­tion see https://​www.tugraz.at/​insti­tutes/​icg/​re­search/​team-pock

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.

Harald Pretl

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Harald Pretl is professor for inte­grated circuits, and heads the energy-effi­cient analog circuits and systems group at Johannes Kepler Univer­sity Linz. His re­search inte­rests span a wide range from low-power RF to high-perfor­mance cellular, and micro­wave to mm wave frequen­cies. The re­search is centred around RFIC imple­men­ta­tions, and touches analog and mixed-signal aspects as well. 

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.

Andreas Springer

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Andreas Springer is professor for commu­ni­ca­tions engi­nee­ring and heads the Commu­ni­ca­tions Engi­nee­ring Group at the Johannes Kepler Univer­sity Linz. His re­search inte­rests are several aspects of wire­less commu­ni­ca­tions. One re­search focus is the use of wire­less sensor networks for indus­trial appli­ca­tions in which aspects like real-time, relia­bi­lity, secu­rity, safety and loca­liza­tion of sensor nodes are important. Another line of re­search are digi­tally assisted trans­cei­vers for wire­less commu­ni­ca­tions.

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.

Andreas Stelzer

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Andreas Stelzer is Full Professor with Johannes Kepler Univer­sity Linz, where he is currently the Head of the Depart­ment for RF-Systems. His current re­search inte­rests include micro­wave sensor systems for indus­trial and auto­mo­tive appli­ca­tions, inte­grated radar sensor concepts, SiGe-based circuit design, micro­wave packa­ging in eWLB, RF, and micro­wave subsys­tems, surface acoustic wave sensor systems and appli­ca­tions, and digital signal process­ing for sensor signal evalua­tion. 

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Robert Wille

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Robert Wille is Full Professor at the Johannes Kepler Univer­sity Linz, Austria. He received the Diploma and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Computer Science from the Univer­sity of Bremen, Germany, in 2006 and 2009, respec­tively. Since then, he worked at the Univer­sity of Bremen, the German Re­search Center for Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (DFKI), the Univer­sity of Applied Science of Bremen, the Univer­sity of Potsdam, and the Tech­nical Univer­sity Dresden. Since 2015, he is working in Linz. His re­search inte­rests are in the design of circuits and systems for both conven­tional and emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies. In these areas, he published more than 300 papers in jour­nals and confe­rences and served in edito­rial boards and program commit­tees of numerous jour­nals/​confe­rences such as TCAD, ASP-DAC, DAC, DATE, and ICCAD. For his re­search, he was awarded, e.g., with a Best Paper Award at ICCAD, a DAC Under-40 Inno­vator Award, a Google Re­search Award, and more.

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