Bernhard Großwindhager

Bernhard Großwindhager

Very welcome on my personal website. In 2020 I have finished my PhD studies in the Networked Embedded Systems Group of the Institute of Technical Informatics at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) under the supervision of Kay Römer. I was a member of the TU Graz Excellence Project “Dependable Internet of Things” . I received the B.Sc. and Dipl.-Ing. degrees in Electrical Engineering from TU Graz in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

My research aims to provide wireless, constrained, and embedded devices with highly-precise and reliable information about their location and surrounding environment at minimal system complexity, size, and costs. Towards this goal I am exploiting the high bandwidth and time resolution of wireless technologies such as ultra-wideband (UWB). The latter enabled my recent work on environment-dependent adaptation of physical layer parameters to provide highly robust UWB links [WoWMoM ‘18] and the first low-cost UWB-based single anchor localization system to minimize costs and setup time of RF-based localization systems [Sensys ‘18]. Furthermore, I have introduced a concept to acquire distance information to an arbitrary number of devices (quasi-)simultaneously [ICDCS ‘18] and continued this work towards a highly scalable and ultra-fast localization system [IPSN ‘19]. The latter was awarded with the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN ‘19).

Besides my academic research I have co-founded the medical device company cortEXplore GmbH and gained more than six years of industrial experience in biomedical engineering working on brain-computer interfaces (g.tec medical engineering) and automotive engineering in the context of automated driving functions (Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Magna Steyr). Furthermore, I spent a significant portion of my career abroad, in the United States (Embedded Systems Group @ UC Berkeley, Advanced Machine and Engineering), Japan (Asahikawa Medical University), and The Netherlands (TU Delft) as a researcher, engineer, and student.

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Address / Contact

Bernhard Großwindhager
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 16, Room: IEEG066
A-8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 316 873-6910


07/02/20: Winner of the accelerator program Gründungsgarage Vol. XIV with our business idea pinect, which is a highly accurate indoor positioning system
06/25/20: Successfully defended my PhD thesis at Graz University of Technology
06/06/20: New demonstration videos of SALMA and SnapLoc available
09/26/19: Go live of new cortEXplore GmbH website
04/18/19: Receive Best Paper Award at IPSN ‘19
03/15/19: Published article in IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
11/05/18: Presenting paper at Sensys ‘18
11/04/18: Presenting paper at DATA ‘18
10/18 - 01/19: Research stay in the Lab11 Embedded Systems Research Group at UC Berkeley
07/03/18: Presenting paper at ICDCS ‘18
06/14/18: Presenting paper at WoWMoM ‘18
06/05/18: Demo and Poster at 2nd Symposium on Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments
06/06/18: Receive Marshall Plan Scholarship for my research stay at UC Berkeley
04/11/18: Poster at IPSN ‘18
04/10/18: Talk at IPSN ‘18 Ph.D. Forum
12/28/17: Published article in International Journal of Computing
11/07/17: Receive Best Demo Award at SenSys ‘17
09/11/17: Talk at 1st Symposium on Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments
07/05/17: Co-author of paper at SPAWC ‘17
05/25/17: Co-author of paper at ANLN ‘17
02/22/17: Receive Best Poster Award at EWSN ‘17