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.
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 holds a degree in engineering from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart.
Prof. Dr. Felix WortmannAssistant Professor of Technology Management, Scientific Director Bosch IoT Lab
Felix is Assistant Professor of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen and the Scientific Director of the Bosch Internet of Things Lab.
His research interests include the Internet of Things, Data Science, and Business Model Innovation. Ultimately, his research is 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.
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 ChansonPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
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.
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”).
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 Internet of Things (IoT) enabled product and service business.
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 focuses on the analysis of physiological measurements and connected car data to assess driver health.
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.
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.
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
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.