Biosketch: Dr. Gerhard Zucker

Dr. Gerhard Zucker (né Gerhard Pratl) is a senior researcher at Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) since February 2010 in the field of sustainable building technology. His research area includes building automation and controls for optimization of energy efficiency and he works on methods to recognize and evaluate behavior of persons for optimizing building usage and maximizing comfort. He finished his diploma in 1998 at Vienna University of Technology and his Dr. techn. (PhD), viva-voce exam with excellence at TU Vienna in April 2006. In the following he worked on different projects in the field of building automation and artificial intelligence before he did the technical project management of various projects in basic research as well as projects in cooperation with different companies.
Gerhard Zucker has a significant publication record, he is editor of two books and numerous scientific publications. He is associate editor of the special issue “Building Automation, Control and Management” in the journal “IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics” and lead guest editor of the special issue “Networked Embedded Systems for Energy Management and Buildings“ in the “EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems”. He was session chair and track chair in various conferences, the latest being track chair at the IEEE “Conference on Industrial Informatics” (INDIN 2010) and special session chair at the “IEEE Human System Interaction 2010 (HSI 2010)”.