Universität Passau (PASSAU)

Since opening its doors to the public in 1978, the University of Passau has quickly developed into a first address in German academia with more than 10'000 students. The University regularly attains top positions in academic rankings.  

The Chair of Sensor Technology within the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics is involved in the project. The Chair was founded with the appointment of Prof. Amft at UNI PASSAU in 2014.  The chair and the associated ACTLab research group is led by Oliver Amft and currently comprises 5 PhD candidates, one technician, and a secretary. The ACTLab group investigates ubiquitous sensing and processing technology, low-power machine learning algorithms, and context recognition with applications in personal healthcare and building automation.

The Chair is moreover responsible for education in the newly established Mobile and Embedded Systems curriculum, and offers courses for bachelor and master students from other curricula of the faculty too, including Computer Science, and Internet Computing.



Prof. Dr. Oliver Amft is a full professor at University of Passau leading the Chair of Sensor Technology since Jan 2014.  Oliver has been an assistant professor at the Signal Processing Systems section at TU Eindhoven between 2009-2013. He received the M.Sc. from TU Chemnitz in 1999 and the Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2008.  Between 1999-2004 Oliver lead industrial R&D projects at ABB, Inc. In 2008 he received the EWSN/Conet award for his PhD thesis on automatic dietary monitoring methods.  Oliver served and is currently serving on various conference programme committees, including EWSN, PerCom, ISWC.  He has been the General Chair of the 16th International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) in 2012, and the Program Co-Chair of the International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN) in 2014.  Between 2014-2015 he is a guest editor for special issues on “Wearable Sensing” and “Sensor systems for motion capture and interpretation” for the Sensors Journal.   Oliver is an Associate Editor of Frontiers in ICT, on Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (Open Access) and the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.   He is an associate member of the IEEE EMBS Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems Technical Committee.  Oliver published over 140 refereed papers in journals, conferences, and workshops in biomedical engineering, ubiquitous systems, sensor networks, and context recognition. Oliver coordinated the EU FP7 ITN iCareNet network and FP7 ICT project GreenerBuildings.

Email: amft@computer.org