Meet the Team

Ass. Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann
Ass. Prof. Dr. Felix WortmannScientific Director Bosch IoT Lab
Felix is the assistant professor and the Scientific Director of the Bosch Internet of Things & Services Lab at the University of St. Gallen.

His research interests include Big Data, Internet of Things and Behavioural Economics. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as an assistant to the executive board of SAP. Felix Wortmann received a BScIS and MScIS from the University of Muenster, Germany, and a PhD in Management from the University of St. Gallen.

Timo Gessmann
Timo GessmannDirector Bosch IoT Lab
Timo is the Director of the Bosch Internet of Things Lab at the University of St. Gallen.

Timo joined Bosch in 2002. Since then he gained experience in such different fields as embedded SW development, project management, innovation and product management as well as establishing new business fields. He worked in product fields like electronic control units, electrified vehicles, cross-domain applications, functional safety & security and Internet of Things. These product fields have been used in automotive and non-automotive (Off-Highway, Aviation, Rail) series applications. Timo studied electrical engineering at the Berufsakademie Stuttgart.

Benjamin Ryder
Benjamin RyderPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Benjamin Ryder is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich and investigates the potential of the connected car for improving driving performance and car security.

Ben graduated with an MEng in Computer Science from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, where his master’s thesis investigated the potential of the Microsoft Kinect as a touch screen input device. Ben undertook a research placement at the Hamyln Centre for Robotic Surgery, and after graduating worked for two years as a Technical Consultant with BAE Systems on a variety of projects focusing on autonomously detecting fraud for Insurance and Finance companies.

Andreas Bogner
Andreas BognerPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Andreas Bogner is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on blockchain technologies within the Smart Home application field.

Before joining Bosch IoT Lab Andreas has worked as a Software Consultant and Java developer in Munich and as a full stack developer in an IoT start up that builds a monitoring solutions for bee hives. He graduated in mathematics at Technische Universität München (TUM).

Dominic Wörner
Dominic WörnerPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Dominic Wörner is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich and his research is about Smart Home Technologies for sustainability and conveniences.

Dominic graduated in physics at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany. The topic of the thesis was quantum effects in photosynthesis which he has done at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics. During his studies he spent one year at the Uppsala University in Sweden and worked as an intern at the Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH.

Arne Meeuw
Arne MeeuwPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Arne Meeuw is a PhD candidate at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on blockchain technologies within the Smart Home application field.

Arne holds a Diploma (M.Sc.) in mechanical engineering from Technische Universität München (TUM). Prior to his position at the Bosch IoT Lab he spent a year in Singapore conducting his master’s thesis on distributed battery management systems and a follow-up research assistant position at TUM CREATE in Singapore.

André Dahlinger
André DahlingerPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
André Dahlinger is a PhD candidate at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and investigates the potential of the connected car for improving driving performance and car security.

He holds a Diploma (M.Sc.) in psychology and a B.Sc. in economics from the Philipps-University of Marburg. After spending one semester studying economics in Salamanca, Spain, he wrote his Diploma thesis in the field of behavioral economics (“The Effect of Ownership on Decisions under Risk”) and his Bachelor thesis in microeconomics (“Modeling Emotions in Microeconomics”).

Dominik Bilgeri
Dominik BilgeriPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Dominik Bilgeri is a PhD candidate at the ETH Zurich investigating business models and ecosystems in an Internet of Things context.

Dominik holds an MSc in International Management from the Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands) and B.A. in Business Administration and International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen. During his studies, he spent half a year at the Singapore Management University and a spring term at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

As part of his studies Dominik gained international private and public work experience.

Mathieu Chanson
Mathieu ChansonPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Mathieu Chanson is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich conducting research in the area of Smart Home and the blockchain technology of Bitcoin.

Mathieu studied Physics at ETH Zurich, the University of Cambridge, and École Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm, Paris). Before joining the Bosch IoT Lab he worked as a Research Assistant at the Insitute of Electronics of ETH Zurich where he was engaged in Smart Sensor Systems, Flexible Electronics and Wearables. During his studies he gained professional experience in several research labs and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Bernhard Gahr
Bernhard GahrPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Bernhard Gahr is a PhD candidate at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and investigates the potential of the connected car for improving driving performance and safety.

He holds a Diploma (M.Sc.) in electrical engineering. After spending one year studying in Lund, Sweden, and one semester as an intern for Bosch Japan he wrote his master thesis in the field of inductive antennas (“Rate Maximization in Dense Interference Networks using Non-Cooperative Passively Loaded Relays”).

Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch
Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch
Chair of Information Management, ETH Zurich, and Chair of Operations Management, Institute of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG).

Alumni

Dr. Kristina Flüchter
Dr. Kristina Flüchter
Doctoral Dissertation: The Impact of the Internet of Things on Business Model Innovation – Insights from the Electric Bicycle Industry
(June 2012 – March 2015)
Dr. Thomas von Bomhard
Dr. Thomas von Bomhard
Doctoral Dissertation: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Smart Heating Solution to Foster Energy Savings and Improve Comfort
(August 2012 – June 2016)
Dr. Paul Rigger
Dr. Paul Rigger
Doctoral Dissertation: “Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Feedback Information System to Promote Sustainable Indoor Air Quality Control”
(August 2012 – April 2016)
Cotizo Sima
Cotizo Sima
Cotizo Sima is now at Facebook
Marcus Köhler
Marcus Köhler
Marcus Koehler is co-founder of ComfyLight AG.
Stefanie Turber
Stefanie Turber
Stefanie Turber is co-founder of ComfyLight AG.
Prof. Dr. Markus Weinberger
Prof. Dr. Markus WeinbergerDirector Bosch IoT Lab
Markus was Director of the Bosch IoT Lab from 2012 until 2016.
He is now a Professor for “Internet of Things” at Aalen University.