Prof. Axel Sikora

Hochschule Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Axel Sikora holds a diploma of Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.) and a diploma of Business Administration (M.B.A), both from Aachen Technical University. He has done a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronics Circuits and Systems, Duisburg, with a thesis on SOI-technologies. After various positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry, he became a professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach in 1999. In 2011, he joined Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, where he holds the professorship of Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics.
His major interest is in the system development of efficient, energy-aware, autonomous, secure, and value-added algorithms and protocols for wired and wireless embedded communication. He is founder and head of Steinbeis Transfer Center Embedded Design and Networking (stzedn). Dr. Sikora is author, co-author, editor and co-editor of several textbooks and around one hundred papers in the field of embedded design and wireless and wired networking. Amongst many other duties, he serves as member of the Steering Board of Embedded World Conference