Our core team consists of researchers from various fields including technology management, computer science, and psychology. 30 additional researchers work at associated institutes at ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
Chair of Innovation Management, Institute of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG).
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Mattern
Professor of Computer Science, Institute for Pervasive Computing, ETH Zurich.
Dr. Wolfgang BronnerDirector Bosch IoT Lab
Wolfgang wants to implement digital innovations and identify new business approaches how companies can successfully realize sales & profit in the era of Internet of Things. He is also very interested and an expert in breakthrough technologies.
He had his first insights into the high-tech industry as a student at IBM in Silicon Valley. During his PhD in physics at the University of Stuttgart he founded two IT start-ups. Since 2002, Wolfgang has been working in different industries, functions, and management positions at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany and the USA. In his last position at Bosch Research, he was responsible for several strategic foresight projects focusing on transformations caused by new disruptive technologies and advised Bosch’s executive management.
Prof. Dr. Felix WortmannAssistant Professor of Technology Management, Scientific Director Bosch IoT Lab
Felix research interests include the Internet of Things, Data Science, and Business Model Innovation. Felix activities are geared towards digital innovations in domains such as mobility, industry, energy and health. 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.
Simon FöllPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Simon Föll is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the analysis of physiological signals obtained by smartwatches based on explainable/interpretable machine learning.
Simon holds a Master degree in Industrial Engineering (M.Sc.) from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology. Besides his Master studies, Simon studied Mathematics in Economics and is currently pursuing his second master degree (M.Sc. cand.). During his studies, Simon Föll completed several international stays abroad for example in Japan (Daimler Trucks Asia) and Switzerland (ETH Zurich) and worked for two years as a student research assistant in the field of data analysis.
Sven JungPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Sven Sebastian Jung is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on the potential and design of platform business models in the context of Internet of Things (IoT).
Sven holds a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). During his studies, Sven also completed an exchange at the University of South Carolina (Darla Moore School of Business). Additionally, Sven has gained practical experience in the consulting (Simon-Kucher & Partners) as well as finance industry (Credit Suisse, Tofte & Company) and he worked for a biotech startup company (Clinical Microbiomics).
Kevin KochPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Kevin Koch is a PhD candidate at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on the potential of the connected car for driver state analysis and driving performance.
Kevin holds a Diploma (M.Sc.) in Information Systems from Technische Universität München (TUM) and a bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Business Information Technology from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. During his studies Kevin worked for several large companies, e.g. Deutsche Telekom or Siemens. In addition, he completed several international stays, including a research stay at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo (NII).
Claudio LamprechtPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Claudio Lamprecht is a PhD candidate at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on the operationalization of Equipment-as-a-Service business models.
Claudio holds an M.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and BSc in Business Administration – International Financial Services from the University of Liechtenstein. During his studies Claudio gained professional experience in several industries, e.g. surveying & engineering (Leica Geosystems), banking (VP Bank AG) and automotive (BMW).
Shu LiuPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Shu Liu is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. His research interest lies in the area of Machine Learning and Computer Vision in the context of Internet of Things / V2V and Autonomous Driving.
Shu holds a M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from ETHZurich and a B.Sc from TUMunich. Before joining the Bosch IoT Lab he worked as a Research Assistant at the Computer Vision and Geometry Group of ETHZurich in cooperation with MIT. During his studies he gained professional experience in several research labs, start-up and industries.
Martin MaritschPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Martin Maritsch is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. His research interests include in-vehicle sensor data analytics, physiological signal processing, and explainable/interpretable machine learning.
Martin studied at Aalto University, Helsinki and Graz University of Technology and holds a diploma (MSc) in Software Engineering & Management. Prior to joining the Bosch IoT Lab he worked as a researcher within EU research projects for AVL List where he was involved in setting up a global, high-secure IoT-platform for industrial equipment in the automotive sector.
Fabian SchäferPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Fabian Schäfer is a PhD candidate at the University of St Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on the development of a data strategy for IoT and AI.
Fabian holds a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) and Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Management & Technology from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). During his studies, he completed several international stays, including a stay as a Visiting Student Researcher at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University and as an exchange student at Singapore Management University. Additionally, Fabian gained various practical experiences in multinational companies (Daimler AG, Andreas STIHL AG & Co. KG), as well as in the consulting industry (goetzpartners Management Consultants), and in a start-up company (Personio GmbH).
Guest and Affiliated
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).
Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, guest professor for international and strategic management at Linköping University, Sweden
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
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
Doctoral Dissertation: “Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Feedback Information System to Promote Sustainable Indoor Air Quality Control”.
(August 2012 – April 2016)
Dr. Dominic Wörner
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.
Dr. Andreas Bogner
During his time at the Bosch IoT Lab Andreas initiated CertifiCar – The Blockchain driven Fraud Prevention System for the Automotive Market.
Prof. Dr. Markus Weinberger
Markus was Director of the Bosch IoT Lab from 2012 until 2016.
He is now a Professor for “Internet of Things” at Aalen University.
Dr. André Dahlinger
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”).
Dr. Benjamin Ryder
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.
Dr. Dominik Bilgeri
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.
Dr. Bernhard Gahr
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”).
Dr. Arne Meeuw
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.
Mathieu Chanson is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich conducting research in the area of blockchain technology.
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 on the topics of 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.