Sabine Hauert is lecturer at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and the University of Bristol where she designs swarms of nanobots for biomedical applications.
Before joining the University of Bristol, Sabine was a Human Frontier Science Program Cross-Disciplinary Fellow in the Laboratory of Sangeeta Bhatia at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, where she designed cooperative nanoparticles for cancer treatment.
Her interest in swarm engineering started in 2006 as a PhD student at EPFL - Switzerland, making swarms of flying robots for rescue operations.
Her work has been featured in mainstream media including The Economist, CNN, and New Scientist.
Passionate about science communication, Sabine is the co-founder and president of Robohub, a non-profit dedicated to connecting the robotics community to the public.
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Stefan Ferber is vice-president for engineering at Bosch Software Innovations, where he is head of engineering core products, portfolio strategy, and product management for the Bosch IoT Suite.
Stefan has represented Bosch in the German Industrie 4.0 Plattform and is a member of the European Internet of Things Council. He has over 20 years' experience in software development, software processes, software product lines, and software architectures for embedded systems, computer vision, and IT domains.
He has a PhD and diploma degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the U.S.
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The Car – Just Another Thing in the Internet of Things?
Michael Würtenberger, managing director of BMW Car IT, will share thoughts about cars as mobile devices in the Internet of Things (IoT), and how the technological capabilities of a mature industry changes the way we think about and develop new products and services.
Michael has been a leader in various areas at BMW, including mutlimedia and speech recognition, infotainment systems, and ConnectedDrive. He has a PhD in Engineering - Control Systems from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.