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Advisory Board [top]
Armando Colombo
Affiliation: Schneider Electric
Contact: armando.colombo@de.schneider-electric.com

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Armando Walter Colombo (Dr., 46) received the Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Technical University Mendoza, Argentina, in 1990; the Master Degree in Control Engineering from the National University San Juan, Argentina, in 1994; and the Doctor-Engineer Degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Institute for Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems / Prof. Klaus Feldmann), Germany, in 1998. From 1999 to 2000 he was Adjunct Professor in the Group of Robotic Systems and CIM, Faculty of Technical Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. In 2001 he joined the Anticipation and Architectures Group, R&D Department, Schneider Electric GmbH, Germany. In 2003 he becomes a senior engineer. Dr. Colombo has extensive experience in managing multi-cultural research teams in multi-regional projects and from July 2004 he serves as Manager of Anticipation/Advanced Projects in the HUB Department, Schneider Electric, France, Germany and the EU.
His research interests are in the fields of service-oriented architectures, collaborative agent-based automation, engineering of flexible production automation and control systems. Currently, he is co-ordinating an European Integrated Project on Service-Oriented Cross-Layer Infrastructures for Smart Embedded Devices “SOCRADES” (www.socrades.eu), which counts on the participation of major European players like Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, ARM, SAP, and other 9 consortial partners.
Dr. Colombo has more than 120 publications (per-review) in journals, books, and chapters of books and conference proceedings. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. Dr. Colombo is Associated Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, Associated Editor of the IFAC Associated Journal ATP-International, member of the IEEE IES Administrative Committee (AdCom) and chair of the IEEE IES Committee on Industrial Agents. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World /Engineering 99-00/01 and in Outstanding People of the XX Century (Bibliographic Center Cambridge, UK).

Dietmar Dietrich
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: dietrich@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/dietrich
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Dietmar Dietrich became professor of Computer Technology at the ICT in 1992. Prior to this he worked in the aerospace industry (computer architecture and bus systems) and later in the communication industry (mainly in ISDN development). In 1986 he was appointed professor of Computer Science in Bielefeld (Germany). His research interests were mainly in communication systems (especially on fieldbus systems) and ASIC design, also including built-in test systems, boundary scan, smart card technology, architecture of process control and control units for communication systems. Dietmar Dietrich is a member (member of the advisory board, chair, convenor, ..) of various national and international organizations and also a delegate of the OVE and ON in CEN and CENELEC. In 1994 he founded the Center of Excellence for Fieldbus Systems, and in 1995 the international biennial fieldbus conference FeT, which will take place in Mexico under the umbrella of ifac. He has been in charge of the institute since 1999. Furthermore, in 2006, he became section chair of IEEE Austria.
He is Senior Member in IEEE, Associated Editor for Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII) and Initiator and TC Co-Chair von BACM (Building Automation, Control and Management Systems) in IES as well. Further more he is Associate Editor for EURASIP, co-organizer of various tracks and conferences of IEEE and IFAC.

Leopoldo Garcia Franquelo
Affiliation: Universidad de Sevilla
Contact: lgfranquelo@ieee.org

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George Fodor
Affiliation: ABB Automation Technologies AB, Sweden; Orebro University, Sweden
Contact: George.a.fodor@se.abb.com
URL: http://aass.oru.se/People/george.html
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George A. Fodor holds a PhD in Computer Science from Linkoeping University in Sweden. He held different positions at ABB Automation Technologies in Sweden related to Systems Development. Current academic activity: Adjunct Professor Örebro University, Sweden. Adjunct Professor Western Michigan University, USA. Publishing: One book, about 30 conference articles, 5 journal papers. 2005 Editor-in-Chief IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Member of the Organizing Committees in several years for INDIN, EIT and VECIMS conferences. IEEE Senior Member. Research interests: Industrial Informatics, Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Business Intelligence.

Gerhard Hancke
Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Contact: g.hancke@ieee.org
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Gerhard P. Hancke received the BSc, BEng and MEng from the University of Stellenbosch and the DEng (1983) from the University of Pretoria, where he is currently Chair of the Computer Engineering Program and Research Group for Computer Networks and Security in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in wireless sensors and actuators networks and he partakes extensively in collaborative research programs with research institutions internationally. He has produced 80+ papers and international conference presentations and holds two patents. He has wide-ranging experience in organizing major international conferences. Before joining academia in 1976 he was a Senior Engineer at the Atomic Energy Board. During his academic career he has maintained a close association with industry, through contract research and by organizing/presenting seminars and training courses. He is a Professional Engineer and held offices in various national and international scientific and professional bodies.

Karel Jezernik
Affiliation: University of Maribor
Contact: karel.jezernik@uni-mb.si
URL: http://www.ro.feri.uni-mb.si/
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Karel Jezernik received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1968, 1974, and 1976, respectively.
He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Control, TU Braunschweig, during 1974--1975. In 1976, he joined the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, where, since 1985, he has been a Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Robotics. His research and teaching interests include automatic control, robotics, power electronics, mechatronics, and electrical drives.
Prof. Jezernik (M'77-SM'04) is Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Klaus Kabitzsch
Affiliation: Dresden University of Technology - Faculty of Computer Science
Contact: kabitzsch@inf.tu-dresden.de
URL: http://www.iai.inf.tu-dresden.de/de/tis/index.html
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Klaus Kabitzsch holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. (1982) in electrical Engineering and communications technology from the Ilmenau Technical University. He worked in the following years in the industry in the area of control of machines and equipment. After 1989 he worked at the universities in Leipzig and Dresden and focused his research on fieldbuses, distributed systems, real time software and automation. He became professor and head of the department of technical computer sciences in 1993 and vice dean of the faculty of computer science at the Dresden University of Technology in 2000. His current projects have their focus on wireless networks and their application in the automation domain, component based software design and performance engineering for fieldbuses, design tools for networked building automation, energy management in buildings and low power WPAN protocols. He is member or chair of various national and international organizations (VDE, CEN, LONMARK Deutschland) and founded in Dresden the fieldbus competence center in 1995 and the SAP Research CEC in 2004. Prof. Kabitzsch is author or co-author of 80+ scientific publications, 5 books and 9 patents.

Okyay Kaynak
Affiliation: Bogazici University
Contact: okyay.kaynak@boun.edu.tr

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Kouhei Ohnishi
Affiliation: Keio University
Contact: ohnishi@sd.keio.ac.jp
URL: http://www-oml.sum.sd.keio.ac.jp/
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Received B. E., M. E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1975, 1977 and 1980 respectively. Since 1980, he has been working at Keio University, the oldest existing higher educational institution in Japan. He is currently a professor at Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology of Keio University.
Being received prestigious awards including IEEJ paper award (1985), JSPE Award (1996), IEEE fellow (2001), JSME fellow (2003), EPE-BEMC Council Award (2004) and IEEE Dr.-Ing Eugine Mittlemann Achievement Award, he concurrently serves as an IEEE IES vice president and the head of IEEJ Industry Applications Society. His major publications include “Basics of Control Engineering” (Maruzen, in Japanese) and “Recent Advancements in Motion Control” (The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun).
His research interest lies in the field of electronics engineering, notably power electronics, motion control, robotics and haptics.

Peter Palensky
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: palensky@ieee.org
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/palensky
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Peter Palensky holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. in electrical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology. After two years in industry, he works as a university assistant at the Institute of Computer Technology, Vienna, Austria being active in international standardization committees like ISO, IEEE or CEN. His main research fields are automation networks, home and building automation and energy management. He gives lectures in micro-computer architecture and distributed systems and is leading numerous industrial and academic research projects.

Mihaela Ulieru
Affiliation: Canada Research Chair, University of New Brunswick
Contact: ulieru@unb.ca
URL: http://www.cs.unb.ca/~ulieru/
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Professor Ulieru is co-founder and was the General Chair of the 1st IEEE-IES Industrial Informatics Conference which she organised in Calgary/Banff, Canada in 2003. She is on the governing board of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and co-chairs the Industrial Agents Technical Committee which she founded (at the time as a sub-committee) in 2003. Dr. Ulieru was awarded the Junior Nortel Chair at the University of Calgary in 1998. She founded in 2001 the Canadian GAIN (Global Agents Integration Network) that joined the research efforts of 19 Universities and Research Institutes across the Country working together with the industry to develop intelligent web services for collaborative virtual organizations. Several international consortia were involved, among which the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Consortium and the Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents. In 2002 she founded (under contract of international cooperation with Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing) the Emergent Information Systems Laboratory at the University of Calgary which she led until she left Calgary for the prestigious NSERC Canada Research Chair award at the University of New Brunswick in 2005. In the same year she co-founded and was the Scientific Director the Canadian Network of Centers of Excellence in Privacy, Security and Trust (PST-Net). Professor Ulieru is an expert in distributed intelligent systems, topic on which she is a frequent Keynote and Tutorial speaker as well as distinguished visiting professor internationally. She acts as expert on several national and international review panels and most recently was invited on the NSERC International Strategy Advisory Panel, NSF Cyber-Systems Review Panel and NSERC Strategic Projects Panel on Safety and Security. Her current research is focused on distributed intelligent environments (coined as 'ambient intelligence') and their applications to e-Health, emergency response management and intelligent manufacturing. Along her career she raised her two boys (George - 1987 and Mircea - 1989) as single parent. She is a native of Romania.

Bogdan M. (Dan) Wilamowski
Affiliation: Auburn University
Contact: wilam@ieee.org

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Jing Bing Zhang
Affiliation: Singapore Institute of Manufacturing
Contact: jbzhang@simtech.a-star.edu.sg

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Richard Zurawski
Affiliation: ISA Corp., Santa Clara, USA
Contact: r.zurawski@ieee.org

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General Chair [top]
Dietmar Dietrich
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: dietrich@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/dietrich
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Dietmar Dietrich became professor of Computer Technology at the ICT in 1992. Prior to this he worked in the aerospace industry (computer architecture and bus systems) and later in the communication industry (mainly in ISDN development). In 1986 he was appointed professor of Computer Science in Bielefeld (Germany). His research interests were mainly in communication systems (especially on fieldbus systems) and ASIC design, also including built-in test systems, boundary scan, smart card technology, architecture of process control and control units for communication systems. Dietmar Dietrich is a member (member of the advisory board, chair, convenor, ..) of various national and international organizations and also a delegate of the OVE and ON in CEN and CENELEC. In 1994 he founded the Center of Excellence for Fieldbus Systems, and in 1995 the international biennial fieldbus conference FeT, which will take place in Mexico under the umbrella of ifac. He has been in charge of the institute since 1999. Furthermore, in 2006, he became section chair of IEEE Austria.
He is Senior Member in IEEE, Associated Editor for Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII) and Initiator and TC Co-Chair von BACM (Building Automation, Control and Management Systems) in IES as well. Further more he is Associate Editor for EURASIP, co-organizer of various tracks and conferences of IEEE and IFAC.

Gerhard P. Hancke
Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Contact: g.hancke@ieee.org

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Gerhard P. Hancke received the BSc, BEng and MEng from the University of Stellenbosch and the DEng (1983) from the University of Pretoria, where he is currently Chair of the Computer Engineering Program and Research Group for Computer Networks and Security in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in wireless sensors and actuators networks and he partakes extensively in collaborative research programs with research institutions internationally. He has produced 80+ papers and international conference presentations and holds two patents. He has wide-ranging experience in organizing major international conferences. Before joining academia in 1976 he was a Senior Engineer at the Atomic Energy Board. During his academic career he has maintained a close association with industry, through contract research and by organizing/presenting seminars and training courses. He is a Professional Engineer and held offices in various national and international scientific and professional bodies.

Industrial Chair [top]
Wolfgang Morrenth
Affiliation: Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) Austria
Contact: wolfgang.morrenth@siemens.com
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Wolfgang Morrenth is president of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) Austria and plays leading roles in several industrial committees.
Special Session Organizing Chairs [top]
Armando Colombo
Affiliation: Schneider Electric
Contact: armando.colombo@modicon.com
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Armando Walter Colombo (Dr., 46) received the Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Technical University Mendoza, Argentina, in 1990; the Master Degree in Control Engineering from the National University San Juan, Argentina, in 1994; and the Doctor-Engineer Degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Institute for Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems / Prof. Klaus Feldmann), Germany, in 1998. From 1999 to 2000 he was Adjunct Professor in the Group of Robotic Systems and CIM, Faculty of Technical Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. In 2001 he joined the Anticipation and Architectures Group, R&D Department, Schneider Electric GmbH, Germany. In 2003 he becomes a senior engineer. Dr. Colombo has extensive experience in managing multi-cultural research teams in multi-regional projects and from July 2004 he serves as Manager of Anticipation/Advanced Projects in the HUB Department, Schneider Electric, France, Germany and the EU.
His research interests are in the fields of service-oriented architectures, collaborative agent-based automation, engineering of flexible production automation and control systems. Currently, he is co-ordinating an European Integrated Project on Service-Oriented Cross-Layer Infrastructures for Smart Embedded Devices “SOCRADES” (www.socrades.eu), which counts on the participation of major European players like Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, ARM, SAP, and other 9 consortial partners.
Dr. Colombo has more than 120 publications (per-review) in journals, books, and chapters of books and conference proceedings. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. Dr. Colombo is Associated Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, Associated Editor of the IFAC Associated Journal ATP-International, member of the IEEE IES Administrative Committee (AdCom) and chair of the IEEE IES Committee on Industrial Agents. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World /Engineering 99-00/01 and in Outstanding People of the XX Century (Bibliographic Center Cambridge, UK).

Dietmar Bruckner
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: bruckner@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/bruckner
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Dietmar Bruckner wurde 1979 in Zwettl in Niederösterreich geboren. Nach der HTL für Automatisierungstechnik/Elektrotechnik in Karlstein (NÖ) und dem Präsenzdienst begann er im WS 99/00 das Studium der Elektrtechnik und Computertechnik. Seit Jänner 2004 ist er am Institut tätig. Er beschäftigt sich u.a. mit Videokompression, Signalprozessoren, Bayes'scher Statistik und Gebäudeautomation ("Intelligente Umgebung").

Technical Program Chair [top]
Peter Palensky
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: palensky@ieee.org
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/palensky
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Peter Palensky holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. in electrical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology. After two years in industry, he works as a university assistant at the Institute of Computer Technology, Vienna, Austria being active in international standardization committees like ISO, IEEE or CEN. His main research fields are automation networks, home and building automation and energy management. He gives lectures in micro-computer architecture and distributed systems and is leading numerous industrial and academic research projects.

Organizing Committee [top]
Wolfgang Burgstaller
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: burgstaller@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/burgstaller
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Wolfgang Burgstaller was born on the 21st of April, 1973 in Ried i/I. In 1992 he started to study electrical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. He graduated in April 2002. In October 2002 he joined the Institute for Computer Technology. Currently he is working on the analysis of electronic payment and is member of the working group e/m payment of the OCG (Austrian Computer Society). His second field of research is the area of fieldbus systems. He currently is involved in setting up a BACnet laboratory on the institute and in the development of a conformance test and certification standard for LON.

Tobias Deutsch
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: deutsch@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/deutsch
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Tobias Deutsch was born 1975 in Vienna/Austria. After graduating at the HTL Ungargasse he started studying Computer Science at the TU Vienna in 1996 and completed his degree in March 2007. Since October 2005 he is staff member of the ICT. His current research focuses on cognitive intelligence, building automation and autonomous agents on the Vienna University of Technology at the Institute of Computer Technology. Since September 2006 he is treasurer of the IEEE student branch of the Vienna University of Technology.

Roland Lang
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: langr@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/lang
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Roland Lang was born 1978 in Vienna/Austria. He finished his studies on electronics, especially control engineering and telecommunications in June 2001. His current research focuses on cognitive automation (project ARS) on the Vienna University of Technology at the Institute of Computer Technology. Since October 2006 he is secretary of the IEEE student branch of the Vienna University of Technology.

Thomas Novak
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: novakt@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/novak
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Thomas Novak was born in Vienna/Austria and graduated in electrical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology in 2005. He is staff member of the Institute of Computer Technology since 2005. His main research field is safety and security in home and building automation.

Thomas Rausch
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: rausch@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/rausch
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Thomas Rausch graduated in computer science in 2003 and is currently employed as university assistent at the Institute of Computer Technology at the Vienna Univ. of Technology where he is working on his PhD.

Thomas Tamandl
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: tamandl@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/tamandl
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Thomas Tamandl was born in 1979 in Vienna/Austria. After graduating in control engineering at the HTL-Donaustadt he studied electrical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2005 he received his diploma. Since then he is staff member of the Institute of Computer Technology. His main research field is safety in automation control systems.

Finance and Registration Chair [top]
Friedrich Bauer
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: bauer@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/bauer
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Friedrich Bauer was born in Vienna, Austria. He took the A level exam at the "Neusprachliches Gymnasium" in Donaustadt, Vienna. In 1997, he graduated in telecommunications engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. His master's thesis deals with the development and construction of a laboratory teaching board. At the moment, he is in charge of the courses in Digital Systemsat the ICT as a teaching and research assistant. In 2001 he got the academic degree of "Doctor of Science" with his dissertation "A modular concept for a distributed controller of simulators used for tribological analysis of total hip joint prostheses".

Friederich Kupzog
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: kupzog@ict.tuwien.ac.at
URL: http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/staff/kupzog
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Friederich Kupzog currently does his PhD on distributed, global control systems and energy management.

John Hung
Affiliation: Auburn University, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Contact: hungjoh@auburn.edu
URL: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~hungjoh
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John Y. Hung received the B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee, in 1979, the M.S.E. degree from Princeton University, in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, in 1989, all in electrical engineering. He is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University. His teaching and research interests include nonlinear control systems and signal processing with applications in process control, robotics, electric machinery, and power electronics. He has received several awards for research and teaching, including a Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Prof. Hung has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He is Technical Program Co- Chair for the 2006 IEEE Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON-2006, Paris), and will be General Chair in 2008 (Orlando, USA). He also serves as Treasurer of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Student Branch [top]
Stefan Krywult
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Contact: stefan.krywult@clara.tuwien.ac.at
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Stefan Krywult was born 1979 in Vienna, Austria. After graduating at the "Neusprachliches Gymnasium GRg21" in Floridsdorf (Vienna), he started studying Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology in 1998. He is currently finishing his master thesis at the Institute of Computer Technology. His current research focuses on real-time communication, embedded systems and autonomous systems. Since August 2006 he is chair of the IEEE student branch of the Vienna University of Technology.