Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Mählisch

has been Professor for Machine Perception for Autonomous Driving at the Department of Aerospace Engineering since November 2023.

Mirko Mählisch received his M.Sc. in computer science from Chemnitz University of Technology. Between 2003 and 2010 he worked in research and pre-development of DaimlerChrysler AG as a diploma student, external PhD student and development engineer. His work covered topics in image processing, sensor data fusion, V2X communication and active safety systems. During this period, he partially worked as a Daimler-funded research assistant at Ulm University, where he received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science.  From 2010 to 2022, Mirko Mählisch significantly contributed to the industrialization of autonomous driving at Audi AG and CARIAD SE in various leadership positions. He was responsible for the series development of the environment model, the occupant model, the vehicle dynamics estimation, the digital maps subsystem, and the human machine interface, all of which with significant in-house development parts.

From 2023 on, Prof. Mählisch has been leading the whole global software development for assisted and autonomous driving at Jaguar Land Rover Group and left this position due to his appointment as a full professor and head of the Institute for Autonomous Systems Technology at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich.

Prof. Mirko Mählisch’s research at UniBw M will focus on the usage of safe artificial intelligence and swarm algorithms for the environment perception of autonomous vehicles. In addition, his research will cover questions of validation and the reduction of development complexity for environment perception systems. 


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