Department of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
University of the West of England
Bristol Robotic Laboratory (BRL)
0117 328 3509
Specialist Research Area
Biologically Inspired Adaptive Control Architectures
After completing a traditional apprenticeship programme as an electronics technician in the German manufacturing industry , Alex gained a degree in microelectronics engineering (Dipl. Ing. FH) at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany. He furthered his education at the University of the West of England, Bristol and successfully completed an MSc Dissertation in the field of embedded on-line learning in November 2002. He has worked for two years for Siemens VDO Automotive as an embedded software development engineer and you can see some of his real-time software running in the new VW Golf V and Passat VI. Alex started working as a Research Associate at BRL in 2005, investigating biologically inspired real-time control algorithms applied to an engineering implementation of vestibulo-ocular reflex.
Currently he is working on the CHRIS (www.chrisfp7.eu) project as a researcher where he is employing his expertise in distributed real-time control, embedded systems and biologically inspired adaptive technologies to make BERT (one of our robots) safer.