I was born in Innsbruck, Austria. I graduated from the Federal Higher Technical Institute for Educating and Experimenting for Chemistry (Vienna) in computational chemistry in 2006 and was awarded an Austrian “Ingenieur” degree in 2011. After studying two degrees at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) in parallel, I was awarded a BSc in electrical, electronics and communications engineering by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 2012 and a BSc in computer engineering by the Faculty of Informatics in 2011. While studying and after graduating, I was working as a designer/developer of electronic devices, software for embedded systems and desktop applications. Furthermore, I was founding member and chief developer at SZ Informationstechnik, where I was the lead developer of the automatic announcement software used in subways and public transport across Vienna (operated by the Wiener Linien).
Currently, I’m working in the field of embedded systems/operating systems/swarm robotics/digital communications as a PhD student at theNatural Robotics Lab at the University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Dr. Roderich Groß and Dr. Andreas Kolling.
I was also involved in organising the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS2016.org).
My main research interests are in: embedded systems, distributed systems, operating systems, parallel/grid computing, swarm robotics as well as fuzzy set theory and electrodynamics.
If you want to discuss potential research collaborations, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Stefan Trenkwalder, Nov. 2016