Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Antje Gieraths

has held the professorship for Internet of Things at the Institute for Distributed Intelligent Systems at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since January 2020.

Prof. Dr. Gieraths studied Computer Science at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences with a degree in Computer Science (Diplom-Informatikerin (FH)) and obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich in 2005. As an external doctoral student, Ms. Gieraths completed her doctoral thesis on "3D Object Detection for Driver Assistance Systems" at BMW Group Research and completed her dissertation at the Chair for Integrated Systems at the TU Munich in 2009. From 2009 to 2012 she worked as Satellite Software Engineer at Airbus, where she was involved in the system software of the first four Galileo satellites. From 2012 to the end of 2019, Ms. Gieraths worked in the ECU development department at BMW, where she was the overall software architect for all instrument clusters of all vehicles of the BMW Group. Here she reconciled the functional requirements of the in-house and externally developed software components, taking into account functional safety, 3D graphics, performance and also cost efficiency, in order to bring innovative instrument cluster concepts into series production.

During her professional career, Ms. Gieraths has gained a lot of experience abroad – e.g. in New Zealand, France or Singapore and has worked in multinational and interdisciplinary teams. At the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Prof. Gieraths joins the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and dedicates herself to the topic Internet of Things with a focus on Smart Cities and Smart Factories.

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