Alois C. Knoll

— Professor and Executive Director of the Institute of Computer Science at Technische Universität München

Cognitive, medical and sensor-based robotics, multi-agent systems, data fusion, adaptive systems, multimedia information retrieval, model-driven development of embedded systems with applications to automotive software and electric transportation, simulation systems for robotics and traffic
Since autumn 2001 Alois C. Knoll has been a professor of Computer Science at the Department of Informatics of the Technische Universität München. He was also on the board of directors of the Central Institute of Medical Technology at TUM (IMETUM); between April 2004 and March 2006 he was Executive Director of the Institute of Computer Science at TUM. Dr. Knoll has published over 600 technical papers and guest-edited international journals. He initiated and was the program chairman of the First IEEE/RAS Conference on Humanoid Robots (IEEE-RAS/RSJ Humanoids2000), he was general chair of IEEE Humanoids2003, general chair of Robotik in 2004 and in 2008, the largest German conference on robotics, Program Chair of IEEE-IROS 2015, and he served on numerous other organising committees as well as editorial boards of international journals. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of the neurorobotics journal of frontiers, a recently founded open access publication for in-depth robotics articles. At present, among other projects, he is the coordinator of the EU-Project ECHORD++, a large initiative for bringing together robotics industry, research institutes and universities with the aim of advancing new robot technologies to market-readiness. In 2010, Prof. Knoll was appointed a Fellow of the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of the German Society for Computer Science (Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)) and a Senior member of the IEEE.