Thomas Strasser holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on automation and control theory and an M.S. degree in industrial engineering with a focus on mobile robotics and automation from Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. For several years, he has been working as a Senior Scientist at the Energy Department at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in the area of active electrical energy systems. His main responsibilities involve the strategic development of the research area of smart grid automation, and control architectures, the coordination and management of national and international research projects, and the mentoring and advising of junior scientists. Before his work at AIT, he served for more than 6 years as a Senior Researcher for the research topic of advanced and reconfigurable automation at PROFACTOR GmbH. Dr. Strasser is a Lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, and University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in the areas of automation, ICT systems, and smart grids. Moreover, he is currently a Guest Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg. He is the coauthor of about 95 scientific publications as well as 3 patents in the above-mentioned areas. Dr. Strasser has presented results of his research topics in various IEEEs, international and national workshops, events, and seminars. He was, and is, involved as a Scientific and/or Subproject Coordinator of several national and international research projects. In addition, he is an evaluator of research and development proposals for the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Czech Science Foundation. He is a Member of the IEC SC65B/WG15 for the IEC 61499 standard on distributed automation, and a Senior Member of a number of IEEE societies. Furthermore, he is a Member of several IEEE technical committees and task forces. Moreover, he is one of the Cofounders of the 4DIAC open source initiative.
Biography Updated on 1 January 2013