The IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt

The IEEE Student Branch is an organization within the IEEE. The IEEE is organized in ten regions, where Africa, Asia, and Europe form Region 8. The regions themselves are organized in sections. Our Student Branch is a sub organization of the Austrian Section. We are one of hundreds of Student Branches all over the world. Our Student Branch is organized by the Executive Committee which is elected every year around February.

Members of the Executive Committee 2017

Chair - Giacomo Da Col

Giacomo received his B.Sc. in 2012 at Università degli studi di Udine. He was then selected to participate in a joint degree program between Università degli Studi di Udine and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. In 2015 he received his M.Sc. degree (cum laude) from both universities. Giacomo is currently studying at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt as a Ph.D. student, and he is involved in a project with the HINT group, in collaboration with Siemens and Infineon.

Vice-Chair - Giovanni Liva

Giovanni Liva studied Computer Science in Udine receiving his B.Sc. in 2013. In 2015 he received his M.Sc. degree cum laude in the joint program between Università degli Studi di Udine and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. He is currently a PhD student in the ISYS group working on Software Reengineering.

Treasurer - Pasquale Grippa

Pasquale Grippa received his B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno in 2007 and 2011, respectively. During his studies he was also a guest student at the Technical University of Berlin and a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. He is currently a researcher and a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems, AAU Klagenfurt, working on decision making in networks of aerial robots.

Student Branch Coordinator - Philipp Hübner

Philipp Hübner was born in 1987 in St. Veit, Austria. He studied “Embedded Systems Design” at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg where he received his MSc in 2013. From July 2012 until June 2013 he was working on his thesis in the field of digital system design and verification at the European Organisation for nuclear research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. During his bachelor studies he also completed an internship at the Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney. In November 2013 he joined the Pervasive Computing Group as a research staff member involved in the “TrustEYE” project. In January 2014 he joined the CROSMOS project and works as a teaching assistant since June 2014. Former Chair 2016.

Secretary - Mario Luiz Previatti de Souza

Mario Luiz Previatti de Souza received his B.Sc degree and M.Sc degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil) in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He is a current PhD student in Alpen-Adria-Universitat Klagenfurt in the Inverse Problems research group and he is involved in a FWF project.

Web Officer - Marco Franceschetti

Marco Franceschetti studied Computer Science in Udine receiving his B.Sc. in 2012. He then enrolled in the Double Degree program in Computer Science between Università degli Studi di Udine and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, from both of which in 2015 he received his M.Sc. degree cum laude. He is currently a PhD student in the ISYS group at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt working on Business Process Engineering.

Graph Designer - Emanuele Santellani

Emanuele Santellani studied Electronical Engineering in Udine receiving his B.Sc. in 2015. He is currently studing for his master degree in a joint program between Università degli Studi di Udine and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.

Counselor - Wilfried Elmenreich

Wilfried Elmenreich joined the Mobile Systems group as a senior postdoc researcher in 2007. He is also affiliated with Lakeside Labs, a research cluster investigating self-organizing networked systems. His interests are wireless sensor networks, real-time systems and protocols, and self-organizing systems. Wilfried studied at the Engineering School for Electrotechnics and Control in Weiz, Styria and graduated at the Vienna University of Technology where he received a Master's degree in computer science in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences in 2002. His doctoral thesis addresses the sensor fusion problem in time-triggered systems. From 1999 to 2007, he was a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Computer Engineering at TU Wien. In 2008 he was granted habilitation (venia docendi) from the Vienna University of Technology.

  • Members of the Executive Committee 2016

    Chair - Philipp Hübner

    Philipp Hübner was born in 1987 in St. Veit, Austria. He studied “Embedded Systems Design” at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg where he received his MSc in 2013. From July 2012 until June 2013 he was working on his thesis in the field of digital system design and verification at the European Organisation for nuclear research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. During his bachelor studies he also completed an internship at the Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney. In November 2013 he joined the Pervasive Computing Group as a research staff member involved in the “TrustEYE” project. In January 2014 he joined the CROSMOS project and works as a teaching assistant since June 2014.

    Vice-Chair - Venkata Satya Rajendra Pathuri Bhuvana

    Venkata was born in India in 1987. He received Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India. In 2009 winter, he joined in Masters Program in Alpen- Adria Universität , Klagenfurt. He received Dipl.- Ing. degree by doing his master thesis on cooperative relay communications. In 2012 Spring, he joined in Embedded and Signal Processing group to pursue PhD in the area Distributed Adaptive Signal Processing and Estimation.

    Treasurer - Pasquale Grippa

    Pasquale Grippa received his B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno in 2007 and 2011, respectively. During his studies he was also a guest student at the Technical University of Berlin and a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. He is currently a researcher and a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems, AAU Klagenfurt, working on decision making in networks of aerial robots.

    Secretary- Giacomo Da Col

    Giacomo received his B.Sc. in 2012 at Università degli studi di Udine. He was then selected to participate in a joint degree program between Università degli Studi di Udine and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. In 2015 he received his M.Sc. degree (cum laude) from both universities. Giacomo is currently studying at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt as a Ph.D. student, and he is involved in a project with the HINT group, in collaboration with Siemens and Infineon.

    PR - Sai Pavan Kumar Veeranki

    Sai Veeranki obtained his bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering and received masters' degree in Transportation Informatics in the year 2014 and recently received a masters' degree in Health Care IT in the beginning of the year 2016. Currently looking for the prospects pursue his doctoral studies.

    Web-Officer - Micha Rappaport

    Micha Rappaport studied Computer Engineering at RWTH Aachen University between 2006 and 2012. The major field of interest has been wireless networking. He worked towards his diploma thesis "Dynamic channel allocation with minority games" at the Institute for Networked System (INETS). An industrial internship at Infineon Technologies Austria AG in Villach has been part of the studies. In 2012 he graduated with the degree Dipl.-Ing. and started working at NES as a researcher in the project RELAY in December 2012.

    Vice-Web-Officer - Giovanni Liva

    Giovanni Liva studied Computer Science in Udine receiving his B.Sc. in 2013. In 2015 he received his M.Sc. degree cum laude in the joint program between Università degli Studi di Udine and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. He is currently a PhD student in the ISYS group working on Software Reengineering.

    Counselor - Wilfried Elmenreich

    Wilfried Elmenreich joined the Mobile Systems group as a senior postdoc researcher in 2007. He is also affiliated with Lakeside Labs, a research cluster investigating self-organizing networked systems. His interests are wireless sensor networks, real-time systems and protocols, and self-organizing systems. Wilfried studied at the Engineering School for Electrotechnics and Control in Weiz, Styria and graduated at the Vienna University of Technology where he received a Master's degree in computer science in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences in 2002. His doctoral thesis addresses the sensor fusion problem in time-triggered systems. From 1999 to 2007, he was a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Computer Engineering at TU Wien. In 2008 he was granted habilitation (venia docendi) from the Vienna University of Technology.

  • Members of the Executive Committee 2015

    Chair - Ádám Erdélyi

    Ádám Erdélyi started his studies at the University of Szeged (Hungary) in 2005 and went to Coventry (UK) as an ERASMUS exchange student in 2008 where he received his "MSc in Computing" degree at the end of 2009. After his return to Szeged he finished his studies in January 2012 and got his "MSc in Technical Informatics" diploma. From September 2011 he started his doctoral studies at the University of Szeged in the field of Fluctuation Enhanced Sensing. He visited the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (Austria) as an exchange student twice (2010; 2012) and he taught regularly between 2007-2012. Currently he is a PhD student at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt and works on the TrustEYE project since November 2012.

    Vice-Chair - Samira Hayat

    Samira Hayat received her degree of BSc in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from N.W.F.P. UET Peshawar, Pakistan. After that she served as a lecturer at the same University for a duration of 2 years. In 2009, she started her Masters with specialization in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. In her masters thesis, she analysed a new routing protocol developed for carrying multiple types of traffic over the same tree topology in wireless sensor networks, fixed some bugs in the implementation of the protocol and compared its performance against the state-of-the-art CTP protocol. She joined NES as a research scholar in November 2012 and is currently looking at the wireless communication aspects in multi-drone communication as part of her PhD research. She also works as a teaching assistant at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.

    Secretary - Philipp Hübner

    Philipp Hübner was born in 1987 in St. Veit, Austria. He studied “Embedded Systems Design” at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg where he received his MSc in 2013. From July 2012 until June 2013 he was working on his thesis in the field of digital system design and verification at the European Organisation for nuclear research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. During his bachelor studies he also completed an internship at the Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney. In November 2013 he joined the Pervasive Computing Group as a research staff member involved in the “TrustEYE” project. In January 2014 he joined the CROSMOS project and works as a teaching assistant since June 2014.

    Treasurer - Pasquale Grippa

    Pasquale Grippa received his B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno in 2007 and 2011, respectively. During his studies he was also a guest student at the Technical University of Berlin and a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. He is currently a researcher and a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems, AAU Klagenfurt, working on decision making in networks of aerial robots.

    Coordinator - Desara Xhura

    Desara Xhura finished her bachelor study for Informatics at Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkodra (Albania) in 2009. She received her master degree in 2012 (Informatics, Dipl.-Ing.) from the Klagenfurt University. In her Master thesis she used an existing data set to investigate possible correlations between user intentions for image capturing, their metadata and the content of images. During her master study she worked as a software developer in two projects, “Ameise” and “My Fetured Space” at the Klagenfurt University.

    Web-Officer - Micha Rappaport

    Micha Rappaport studied Computer Engineering at RWTH Aachen University between 2006 and 2012. The major field of interest has been wireless networking. He worked towards his diploma thesis "Dynamic channel allocation with minority games" at the Institute for Networked System (INETS). An industrial internship at Infineon Technologies Austria AG in Villach has been part of the studies. In 2012 he graduated with the degree Dipl.-Ing. and started working at NES as a researcher in the project RELAY in December 2012.

    Counselor - Wilfried Elmenreich

    Wilfried Elmenreich joined the Mobile Systems group as a senior postdoc researcher in 2007. He is also affiliated with Lakeside Labs, a research cluster investigating self-organizing networked systems. His interests are wireless sensor networks, real-time systems and protocols, and self-organizing systems. Wilfried studied at the Engineering School for Electrotechnics and Control in Weiz, Styria and graduated at the Vienna University of Technology where he received a Master's degree in computer science in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences in 2002. His doctoral thesis addresses the sensor fusion problem in time-triggered systems. From 1999 to 2007, he was a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Computer Engineering at TU Wien. In 2008 he was granted habilitation (venia docendi) from the Vienna University of Technology.

  • Members of the Executive Committee 2014

    Chair Manfred Pöchacker

    Manfred Pöchacker was working in electrical engineering at IFE-AG before he decided to study Technical Physics at the Technical University of Vienna. During his sudies he spent half a year abroad at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires. He did his diploma thesis on a model of gene-regulation at the Complex System Research Group at the Medical University Vienna before he started working there as a researcher. He has been employed with the Mobile Systems Group since February 2012 where he works towards his PhD on the Smart Microgrid project.

    Vice-chair Wasif Masood

    Wasif Masood did his B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan, in 2006. After having worked in software industry for 1.5 years, he went to Aachen to do his master at the RWTH in 2008. During his studies he also worked with Ericsson Eurolab Aachen, Germany. Soon after graduating in Software Systems Engineering (SSE) from RWTH in May 2011, he joined the Institute of Netoworked Systems (iNets), RWTH Aachen, as a research associate. Before joining the Mobile Systems Group at the NES Institute in Klagenfurt, he worked in the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Since April 2012 he has been employed as a Researcher at the University of Klagenfurt where he proceeds towards his PhD.

    Secretary Ádám Erdélyi

    Ádám Erdélyi started his studies at the University of Szeged (Hungary) in 2005 and went to Coventry (UK) as an ERASMUS exchange student in 2008 where he received his "MSc in Computing" degree at the end of 2009. After his return to Szeged he finished his studies in January 2012 and got his "MSc in Technical Informatics" diploma. From September 2011 he started his doctoral studies at the University of Szeged in the field of Fluctuation Enhanced Sensing. He visited the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (Austria) as an exchange student twice (2010; 2012) and he taught regularly between 2007-2012. Currently he is a PhD student at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt and works on the TrustEYE project since November 2012.

    Treasurer Ekaterina Peshkova

    Ekaterina Peshkova obtained a Bachelor degree in Robotics from Voronezh State Technical University (Russia). From 2009 to 2011, she has been working as an engineer-programmer in Engineering Department of Voronezh Aircraft Corporation. In 2011, Ekaterina has joined the EMARO (European Master on Advance RObotics) Program. The first year of studies, she spent in Nantes (France) and the second – in Genoa (Italy). She did a master’s thesis on Multi-agent Cooperative SLAM for planetary exploration. Currently, Ekaterina is a PhD student of Erasmus Mundus Doctorate Programme in Interactive and Cognitive Environments in the University of Klagenfurt. The main focus of her work is on developing an interface for a UAV system.

    Web-Officer Micha Rappaport

    Micha Rappaport studied Computer Engineering at RWTH Aachen University between 2006 and 2012. The major field of interest has been wireless networking. He worked towards his diploma thesis "Dynamic channel allocation with minority games" at the Institute for Networked System (INETS). An industrial internship at Infineon Technologies Austria AG in Villach has been part of the studies. In 2012 he graduated with the degree Dipl.-Ing. and started working at NES as a researcher in the project RELAY in December 2012.

    Counselor Wilfried Elmenreich

    Wilfried Elmenreich joined the Mobile Systems group as a senior postdoc researcher in 2007. He is also affiliated with Lakeside Labs, a research cluster investigating self-organizing networked systems. His interests are wireless sensor networks, real-time systems and protocols, and self-organizing systems. Wilfried studied at the Engineering School for Electrotechnics and Control in Weiz, Styria and graduated at the Vienna University of Technology where he received a Master's degree in computer science in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences in 2002. His doctoral thesis addresses the sensor fusion problem in time-triggered systems. From 1999 to 2007, he was a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Computer Engineering at TU Wien. In 2008 he was granted habilitation (venia docendi) from the Vienna University of Technology.

  • Members of the Executive Committee 2013

    Chair Torsten Andre

    Torsten Andre studied Computer Engineering at RWTH-Aachen University between 2004 and 2009 where he received his Diploma degree. His work included analytical models for the evaluation of 4G wireless mobile systems and contributions to the WINNER+ Evaluation Group for LTE-Advanced. Since November 2010 Torsten is employed at the Mobile Systems Group as a research and teaching staff member and is working towards his PhD.

    Vice-chair Johannes Klinglmayr

    Johannes Klinglmayr studied technical mathematics at the Technical University of Vienna between 2002 and 2007. He received his degree Diploma Engineer (with distinction) in the field of optimization of nonlinear systems. He also focused on the field of the finite element method in its mathematical theory. In 2007 and 2008 he studied at the University of Michigan, USA. There he obtained the Master of Arts degree in the field of applied mathematics. His center of interest were partial differential equations and their applications in physics. Since September 2008 he is part of the research staff at Lakeside Labs working towards his PhD.

    Secretary Wasif Masood

    Wasif Masood did his B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan, in 2006. After having worked in software industry for 1.5 years, he went to Aachen to do his master at the RWTH in 2008. During his studies he also worked with Ericsson Eurolab Aachen, Germany. Soon after graduating in Software Systems Engineering (SSE) from RWTH in May 2011, he joined the Institute of Netoworked Systems (iNets), RWTH Aachen, as a research associate. Before joining the Mobile Systems Group at the NES Institute in Klagenfurt, he worked in the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Since April 2012 he has been employed as a Researcher at the University of Klagenfurt where he proceeds towards his PhD.

    Treasurer Manfred Pöchacker

    Manfred Pöchacker was working in electrical engineering at IFE-AG before he decided to study Technical Physics at the Technical University of Vienna. During his sudies he spent half a year abroad at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires. He did his diploma thesis on a model of gene-regulation at the Complex System Research Group at the Medical University Vienna before he started working there as a researcher. He has been employed with the Mobile Systems Group since February 2012 where he works towards his PhD on the Smart Microgrid project.

    Counselor Wilfried Elmenreich

    Wilfried Elmenreich joined the Mobile Systems group as a senior postdoc researcher in 2007. He is also affiliated with Lakeside Labs, a research cluster investigating self-organizing networked systems. His interests are wireless sensor networks, real-time systems and protocols, and self-organizing systems. Wilfried studied at the Engineering School for Electrotechnics and Control in Weiz, Styria and graduated at the Vienna University of Technology where he received a Master's degree in computer science in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences in 2002. His doctoral thesis addresses the sensor fusion problem in time-triggered systems. From 1999 to 2007, he was a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Computer Engineering at TU Wien. In 2008 he was granted habilitation (venia docendi) from the Vienna University of Technology.

    Website Maintainer Alessandro Crismani

    Alessandro Crismani received his B.S. degree in electronic engineering in 2007 and the M.S. degree in telecommunications engineering in 2009 from the University of Trieste, Italy. During his studies he was with the Communications Research Group of the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, as a visiting student. From January 2010, he was with the Telecommunication Group of the University of Trieste, working toward his Ph.D. and studying cooperative coding and medium access techniques. Currently, he is with the NES group at the University of Klagenfurt as a researcher. His topics of interest include cooperative strategies for wireless networks and the analysis of interference constrained communications.

    Website Maintainer Micha Rappaport

    Micha Rappaport studied Computer Engineering at RWTH Aachen University between 2006 and 2012. The major field of interest has been wireless networking. He worked towards his diploma thesis "Dynamic channel allocation with minority games" at the Institute for Networked System (INETS). An industrial internship at Infineon Technologies Austria AG in Villach has been part of the studies. In 2012 he graduated with the degree Dipl.-Ing. and started working at NES as a researcher in the project RELAY in December 2012.