Group

Bernhard Rinner is a professor and deputy head of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). He has 25 years experience in fundamental and technology-oriented research, university teaching, project management and academic leadership. His research interests include pervasive computing, sensor networks and multi-camera networks, embedded computing as well as multi-robot systems. Bernhard Rinner received a master’s and doctoral degree in computer engineering from Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Heidelies Aschbacher is secretary in the group of Bernhard Rinner at the University of Klagenfurt. She joined the Pervasive Computing Group in 2007 and is responsible for the various administrative activities of the research group.

Rockson Agyeman is a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt. Rockson’s research focuses on re-identification in smart camera networks. He holds a master’s degree in information and communication engineering from Yeungnam University in South Korea and a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from University of Ghana, Ghana.

Sharath Chandra Akkaladevi is a PhD student in the Pervasive Computing group at the University of Klagenfurt. His research is on activity and scene understanding in human robot collaboration for industrial applications. He holds a master’s degree with distinction in information technology from University of Klagenfurt. Since 2012 he is working as a research scientist in the robotics and autonomous system department at Profactor GmbH in Steyr, Austria.

Ádám Erdélyi works on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Klagenfurt. His research is about protection and evaluation of privacy in visual data. He completed his master’s studies as computer engineer at the University of Szeged (Hungary) and he also holds a master’s degree in computing from Coventry University (UK). He is currently employed at Genetec Austria as delivery lead of the video analytics product group.

Markus Gutmann is a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems. His research interest lies on automated mission planning for multi-robot systems and disaster management. He holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in applied informatics from the University of Klagenfurt and has several years of experience in industrial software engineering.

Kyriakos Lite is a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt. His research focuses on the localization of multi-agent systems. He holds a master’s degree in artificial intelligence and robotics from the Sapienza University of Rome, where he was awarded with a research scholarship for his contributions in the I4ALL project.

Petra Mazdin is a researcher in the Karl Popper doctoral school on networked autonomous aerial vehicles at the University of Klagenfurt. Her research is on coordination in multi-robot systems. She holds a master’s degree in control engineering and automation from University of Zagreb (Croatia) and worked as software engineer at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mohammad Rahmani is a researcher in the doctoral school on decision making in a digital environment (DECIDE) hosted by the Digital Age Research Center at the University of Klagenfurt. His research is on self-awareness in multi-robot systems. He received a master’s degree in computer science from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from PNU Shiraz University, and he participated in several research projects on rehabilitation robotics in Spain.