Kay Römer

Kay Römer is Professor and Director of the Institute for Technical Informatics at Graz University of Technology, Austria. He obtained his Doctorate in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2005 with a thesis on Wireless Sensor Networks. As a senior researcher, he led the sensor network-related research activities of the Distributed Systems Group at ETH Zurich between 2005 and 2009. From 2009 to 2013 he held a professorship at University of Lübeck in Germany.

Kay is an internationally recognized expert on networked embedded systems. He has published numerous often-cited results at and regularly serves on the program committees of the leading conferences in his field. He delivered invited keynote talks at international conferences, served as program co-chair for conferences such as ACM SenSys 2011 and ACM/IEEE IPSN 2013, and co-directed five international summer schools. He served as an associate editor for leading journals such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Computers.

Kay’s research interests encompass wireless networking, fundamental services, operating systems, programming models, dependability, and deployment methodology of networked embedded systems, in particular Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Sensor Networks. His research has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, by the European Commission, through industry partners, by the German Science Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy. He was the scientific coordinator of the EU FP7 FIRE project RELYonIT on dependable networking in the Internet of Things. He is currently the coordinator of the TU Graz Excellence Project “Dependable Internet of Things”.

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