Cyber-physical systems

Professorship for fortiss scientist

The Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria) has appointed Alois Zoitl, Head of Industrial Automation at fortiss, as Professor of Cyber-Physical Systems. The fortiss scientist will be working with other colleagues at the new interdisciplinary Open Innovation Center of the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) on future factory research. This will include a study of the effects of industry 4.0 on work and society.

Alois Zoitl has been a researcher at fortiss since 2012. He received his PhD in 2007 at the Technical University in Vienna, where he worked as group research leader at the Institute of Automation and Control Engineering. His research interests include adaptive production systems, distributed control architectures, dynamic reconfiguration of control applications as well as software development and quality assurance methods for industrial automation. The 40-year old is co-owner of four patents and co-author of 110 publications. He will also continue his research work at fortiss in the future.

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