Bernhard Rinner and his team work on the analysis, design and evaluation of pervasive networked embedded systems. Their research focuses on smart camera and sensor networks, autonomous aerial (UAV) networks and resource coordination in networks. The research portfolio includes modeling and simulation, sensor data analysis and machine learning, and prototyping of embedded platforms as well as system-level software. Research prototypes have been applied in traffic monitoring, first responder support, privacy protection and surveillance.

The group participates in the university’s doctoral schools on networked autonomous aerial vehicles (NAV) and decision making in a digital environment (DECIDE) and contributes to the university’s key research strength networked and autonomous systems.

Research topics

Smart camera networks

Multi-drone coordination

Privacy protection

Computational self-awareness