Björn Brücher is a technical lead in computer cloud graphics at Intel in Germany and the General Chair of the CSCS conference this year. He is an experienced professional in computer science with broad technical acumen across CPU & GPU in hardware and software with extensive experience in software development, optimization, and validation. As a trusted advisor and industry influencer he led projects in the autonomous driving area in close collaboration with German car manufactures. Most of his professional life he focused on computer graphics and high-performance computing. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Siegen, Germany.
Preservation of the environment, green energy, and electromobility are what he is interested in. Implementing innovative solutions in private life, proven to work, and being vocal about it in public.
Oliver Wasenmüller is full Professor at the Mannheim University for Applied Science. His research is in the intersection of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence with a focus on automotive. Previously he was a team leader for “machine vision and autonomous vehicles” at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). He is both speaker and reviewer in many scientific conferences in this field and co-organizes also the IEEE CVPR workshop SAIAD.
Mario Fritz is faculty member at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbruecken, Germany and professor at the Saarland University. Previously, he was senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and post-doc at UC Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute on a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His research focus is at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning with Security & Privacy. His recent work focuses on Deep Learning techniques that allow end-to-end training of complex and multi-modal approaches. He has over 90 publications – 50 in top venues. His key contributions include work on visual domain adaptation, latent factor models, the Visual Turing Test, privacy in visual data, and attack as well as defenses for machine learning models. He has served as area chair for ECCV and ICCV, is associate editor of TPAMI and is member of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee.
Hans-Joachim Hof is full professor and vice president of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany. He leads the research group „Security in Mobility“ in the CARISSMA Institute of Electric, Connected, and Secure Mobility (C-ECOS). His research focus is on the security testing of vehicles as well as on secure automotive software. Previously, Hans-Joachim was a full professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany and research scientist at Corporate Technology of Siemens AG, Germany. He holds a PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Hans-Joachim is a member of the board of the German Chapter of the ACM and of the German national computer science association (Gesellschaft für Informatik).
Christoph Krauß is professor for network security, spokesperson of the IT Security expert group, and co-head of the research group Applied Cyber Security Darmstadt at the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Furthermore, he is the head of the department Cyber-Physical Systems Security and responsible for the business area Automotive Security at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt. He is a principal investigator in the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE and coordinates two ATHENE research areas. He has over 15 years of experience in the area of cyber security. His fields of interest and activities are focused on automotive security and privacy, railway security, smart grid security, trusted computing, network security, efficient and post quantum cryptography, and security testing.
Oliver Grau works for Intel Labs in Germany on topics of automated driving. He joined Intel as co-director of the Intel-Visual Computing Institute and he worked previously as a Lead Technologist for BBC R&D in London, UK on computer vision projects for innovative media production systems.
Isha is a Graphics Software Engineer at Intel. She is currently involved in the development of Intel’s oneAPI rendering toolkit and received her master’s degree from RWTH Aachen. Her core interests include ray-tracing and physically-based rendering.