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 Jung is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on the analysis of platform strategies and business models with an emphasis on IoT platforms.
Sven holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). During his studies, Sven completed several international stays, including an exchange at the University of South Carolina. He gained practical experience working for a management consultancy, in the business development of a biotech start-up and an investment bank advising technology start-ups.
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
Doctoral Dissertation: The Impact of Cryptocurrencies on the Internet of Things – Insights from Prototypes
(June 2012 – March 2017)
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.
Timo was Director of the Bosch IoT Lab from 2016 until 2019.
He is now CTO at Schunk.
Dr. André Dahlinger
Doctoral Dissertation: The Impact of Abstract vs. Concrete Feedback Information on Eco-Driving
(April 2014 – April 2018)
Dr. Benjamin Ryder
Doctoral Thesis: Improving driver safety through the identification, prediction, and warning of traffic accident hotspots
(January 2015 – December 2018)
Dr. Dominik Bilgeri
Doctoral Thesis: The impact of IoT on specific business model elements: insights from multibusiness manufacturing companies
(July 2015 – August 2019)
Dr. Bernhard Gahr
Doctoral Thesis: Towards the personalized car : investigating driver identification using CAN bus data
(January 2016 – July 2019)
Dr. Arne Meeuw
Doctoral Thesis: Design, implementation, and evaluation of a blockchain-based microgrid platform: enabling local Peer-to-Peer energy markets
(April 2016 – November 2019)
Dr. Mathieu Chanson
Doctoral Thesis: Towards the Economy of Things: Insights from the Convergence of Blockchain Technology and the Internet of Things