Steering Committee

Silicon Austria Labs

DI Dr.
Hans-Peter Bernhard

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 Institute of Communications Engineering and RF-Systems of the Johannes Kepler University Linz. 

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Dr.rer.nat.
Marcel Baunach

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. 

Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.
Bernhard Rinner

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. 

 Johannes Kepler University Linz

 Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.
Alois Zoitl

 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

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Bernhard K. Aichernig

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 

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

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

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. 

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

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

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. 

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Sepp Hochreiter

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).

 Johannes Kepler University Linz

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.
Mario Huemer

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. 

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

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

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. 

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Annette Mütze

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. 

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

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

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

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.
Harald Pretl

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. 

 Johannes Kepler University Linz

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.
Andreas Springer

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.

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.
Andreas Stelzer

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. 

 Johannes Kepler University Linz

Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Robert Wille

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.