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Research Interests

  • Internet of Things & Big Data
  • System architecture and tools for Internet of Things
  • Connected vehicles and applications


  • Project Director, IT Technology and Strategy, DENSO
  • Lecturer at TU München (Priv. Doz.)
  • Advisor at Ariadne Maps GmbH (for PhD)

Previous positions

  • Competence Area Manager, fortiss GmbH München
  • Adj. Professor, Chang‘an University, China
  • Professor in Computer Science, LMU München
  • Chief Researcher, Fraunhofer ESK in Munich
  • Director / Distinguished Research Leader, Nokia, Helsinki
  • Senior Manager, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich
  • System Architect, Siemens, Munich

Awards and Invited Conference Presentations

  • SEN Workshop 2021, invited presentation
  • Best paper award, WBDC 2020
  • Most influential paper award, SPLC 2018, Gothenborg
  • Trusted Apps for the Internet of Things, Keynote presentation at WVIoT 2018, Sweden, April 2018
  • From Automotive Integration & Variants towards Open Platforms and Apps, Smart Automotive Variant CON, Berlin, Nov 2017,
  • STUDIE IKT IM WANDEL – Wie Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien Branchen verändern,, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Berlin, June 2017
  • Big Data for Adaptive, Connected Mobility Services, Tech Days Munich, 2017
  • Trusted apps for open software platforms, Automotive Cyber Security Summit, 2016
  • Towards Software Eco-systems of Connected and Automated Cars, World Autonomous Vehicle Summit 2016
  • Innovative Software Development in Automotive, Euroforum, Munich, 2015 
  • Trusted Apps for the Internet of Things, Internet of Things Conference, Munich, 2015 
  • Feature-Oriented Programming: Back to the Future, Keynote presentation, Workshop on Feature-Oriented Software Development, 2010
  • The Mobile Web as a Platform for Pervasive Services, Keynote presentation, International Conference on Pervasive Services, July 2008, Italy
  • Design Principles for Mobile Computing and Applications, Keynote presentation, KIVS 2007, Bern.

Technical Progam Commitees