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 2011 and a BSc in computer engineering by the Faculty of Informatics in 2012. 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).
In 2020, I was awarded a PhD in RTOS/Robotics at the Natural Robotics Lab at the University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Dr. Roderich Groß and Dr. Andreas Kolling. Throughout this project, I researched on:
- Computation on robots
- embedded/real-time operating systems (RTOS) for miniature robots (resulting in a new operating system OpenSwarm / GitHub)
- infra-red communication of mobile robots
- distributed computation of miniature robots
Currently, I’m a Senior Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria. In this position, I teach “Digital Systems and Computer Architecture”, “Hardware-near Software Engineering”, “Embedded Systems Software”, and “Software Engineering for Embedded Systems”.
My main research interests are in: embedded systems, systems research (including RTOS and operating systems), design patterns and agile methods in embedded systems, and swarm robotics as well as fuzzy set theory and electrodynamics.
Furthermore, I was also involved in organising the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS2016.org).
If you want to discuss potential research collaborations, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Stefan Trenkwalder, July 2020