Stefan Huber

I am director of the Josef Ressel Centre for Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation.

I am a professor at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in the field of industrial informatics.

I am computer scientist and mathematician with experience in the industrial automation industry.

The 2.5 Mio EUR Josef Ressel Center for Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation is looking for a professor in the area of mechatronics and industrial automation. See details here.

Contact details

snail mail: Fachhochschule Salzburg
Urstein Süd 1
5412 Puch/Salzburg
room: 419
e-mail: mail address –academic
mail address –private
PGP key: A3D92FF7 785D43C8 F2C19BA2 CDD89BE5 0973919E
fon: +43 50 2211-1324

About me

I am a computer scientist and mathematician. My academic background is primarily in algorithms, especially in geometry and topology, with links to machine learning and industrial application. My industrial background is in the machine and factory automation industry.

In 2022 I started the Josef Ressel Centre for Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation, where we do research on a digital assistant for industrial machines with the research fields system architectures, artificial intelligence and cyber security for operational technology.

In 2019 I joined the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences to become a professor in the mechatronics and robotics group. I am teaching and researching in the field of modern industrial informatics. I am conducting research projects in the interplay of industrial automation and system architectures, artificial intelligence and security.

In 2015–2019 I worked at B&R Industrial Automation, where I built up a team of R&D engineers with a focus on algorithms and mathematics. I was responsible for the PLC software operating a novel type of a transport system, ACOPOStrak, for which I initially developed the concepts and architectures, mathematical models and core algorithms. It puts a link between servo motion control, robotics and logistics and we published a dozen patents on it.

I was a Postdoc researcher at the IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) in the group of Herbert Edelsbrunner in the years 2013–2015 and worked in computational topology and topological machine learning. In particular, we put a bridge between kernel-based machine learning and persistent homology.

At bct electronic I worked on a multi-channel echo-canceling system for the sound server Pulseaudio on Linux.

I had a Senior Scientist position at the Department of Mathematics (2012) at the University of Salzburg and I was a Postdoc at Martin Held’s Computational Geometry and Applications Lab (2011–2012) at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Salzburg. My work concentrated on theory and applications of various skeleton structures like Voronoi diagrams and straight skeletons. I am the author of the commercial software packages ArcVroni and Stalgo.

I finished my Doctoral studies in 2011 at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Salzburg. Furthermore, I received a Master degree in Mathematics, a Master degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Computer Science, a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science in the years 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Richard Feynman

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer.
Art is everything else we do.
Donald Knuth

A picture may be worth a thousand words, a formula is worth a thousand pictures.
Edgar Dijkstra

Removing mathematics from programming is like turning astronomy into astrology.