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Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Scalable and Dependable Dynamic Distributed Platforms and Technologies for a Software-Intensive AI- & Machine Learning-Driven Cyber-Physical World

“Information and communication technologies form the basis for building fascinating intelligent solutions. In the future, these solutions will be increasingly distributed and connected. They will run in the cloud and AI and machine learning techniques will make use of petabytes of data – the new oil – to revolutionize the way we live and work. It is exciting to be part of this.”

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

After having studied Computer Science, I first joined IBM Research & Development GmbH where I have held various lead positions in the field of software architecture & development and where I have acted as the head of multiple (university) research groups. Most recently, I have been working for IBM's Cloud division where I was a Program Director (OM) & Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), primarily responsible for IBM's serverless solution IBM Cloud Functions. In 2011, I was appointed an IBM Master Inventor. In 2013, I became a member of IBM's Technical Expert Council.

At Bosch Research I am part of the research division software-intensive systems where I head teams dealing with (hard- and software) topics such as wired and wireless communication technologies (e.g. 5G), software and hardware (co-)design, especially for purposes such as machine learning (e.g. for deep neural networks), security, privacy, safety, and software technologies, particularly in the context of cloud computing and IoT.

During the last few years, I have been closely working together with different customers across the globe and frequently spoken at international conferences such as IBM Think, the Codemotion Amsterdam and Warsaw, the Cloud Foundry Summit Frankfurt, the GOTO Berlin, the Serverless Conferences in Austin, London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo, and the Serverless Days in Hamburg and Tel Aviv.

Curriculum vitae

Head of Dependable Connected Systems | Chief Expert Distributed & Cloud Computing

seit 2019
Bosch Research@Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen; Software-Architektur und Entwicklung, Cloud-Fog-Edge Computing, Serverless Computing, IoT, KI und maschinelles Lernen

Program Director (OM) & Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM)

2015-2018
IBM Germany Research & Development GmbH, Böblingen; Cloud Computing, Serverless Computing, Apache OpenWhisk, IBM Cloud Functions

PhD in the field of User- and Context-sensitive Adaption and Recommender Systems

2012
Friedrich Schiller University Jena; Adapting and Recommending Content and Expertise in Highly Collaborative Web Portals

Selected publications

  • Operating Serverless at Scale: Perks for developers and lessons learned being a serverless platform vendor

    Andreas Nauerz and Vadim Raskin (2018)

    Operating Serverless at Scale: Perks for developers and lessons learned being a serverless platform vendor
    • Talk at Serverless Days Tel Aviv, Israel
  • IBM Cloud Functions & Apache OpenWhisk: Overview, latest additions and customer scenarios

    Andreas Nauerz and Sugandha Agrawal (2018)

    IBM Cloud Functions & Apache OpenWhisk: Overview, latest additions and customer scenarios
    • Talk at Serverless CPH Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Serverless Computing with IBM Cloud Functions & Apache OpenWhisk

    Andreas Nauerz (2018)

    Serverless Computing with IBM Cloud Functions & Apache OpenWhisk
    • Talk at Talks4Nerds Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Apache OpenWhisk & IBM Cloud Functions: What's new?

    Andreas Nauerz and Vadim Raskin (2017)

    Apache OpenWhisk & IBM Cloud Functions: What's new?
    • Talk at ServerlessConf Tokyo, Japan
  • The journey continues: What's new in OpenWhisk land?

    Andreas Nauerz and Michael Behrendt (2017)

    The journey continues: What's new in OpenWhisk land?
    • Talk at ServerlessConf, Austin, USA
  • The future of cloud computing: Developing event-driven and serverless cloud-native applications

    Andreas Nauerz and Simon Moser (2016)

    The future of cloud computing: Developing event-driven and serverless cloud-native applications
    • Talk at GOTO Berlin, Germany
  • The Future of Cloud Programming: Event-driven and Serverless Programming with OpenWhisk

    Andreas Nauerz and Michael Behrendt (2016)

    The Future of Cloud Programming: Event-driven and Serverless Programming with OpenWhisk
    • Talk at ServerlessConf London, UK
  • Event-Driven and Serverless Computing with OpenWhisk

    Andreas Nauerz and Markus Thömmes (2016)

    Event-Driven and Serverless Computing with OpenWhisk
    • Talk at ServerlessConf Tokyo, Japan
  • Serverless and Event-driven Applications with Cloud Foundry and OpenWhisk

    Andreas Nauerz and Andrei Yurkevich (2016)

    Serverless and Event-driven Applications with Cloud Foundry and OpenWhisk
    • Talk at Cloud Foundy Summit Frankfurt, German
  • Event-driven and Serverless Computing with OpenWhisk

    Andreas Nauerz (2016)

    Event-driven and Serverless Computing with OpenWhisk
    • Talk at Codemotion Warsaw, Poland
  • Event-driven and Serverless Computing with OpenWhisk

    Andreas Nauerz and Michael Behrendt (2016)

    Event-driven and Serverless Computing with OpenWhisk
    • Talk at ServerlessConf New York, USA
  • Wiring a Microservices Application Architecture to Respond to Events

    Andreas Nauerz (2016)

    Wiring a Microservices Application Architecture to Respond to Events
    • Talk at Codemotion Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • The Future of Cloud Programming

    Andreas Nauerz and Amod Bhise (2016)

    The Future of Cloud Programming
    • Talk at IBM InterConnect Las Vegas, USA
  • Adapting and Recommending Content and Expertise in Highly Collaborative Web Portal

    Andreas Nauerz (2012)

    Adapting and Recommending Content and Expertise in Highly Collaborative Web Portal
    • Dissertation
  • MERCURY: User Centric Device and Service Processing

    Kobkaew Opasjumruskit et al. (2012)

    MERCURY: User Centric Device and Service Processing
    • Kobkaew Opasjumruskit, Jesus Exposito, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, and Martin Welsch
    • In Proceedings of the Multiconference Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Predictive Web: Orakeln im Information Overload

    Andreas Nauerz and Martin Welsch (2011)

    Predictive Web: Orakeln im Information Overload
    • In t3n Magazin Nr. 23
  • IntrospectiveViews: An Interface for Scrutinizing Semantic User Models

    Fedor Bakalov et al. (2010)

    IntrospectiveViews: An Interface for Scrutinizing Semantic User Models
    • Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, and Martin Welsch
    • In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
  • New Tagging Paradigms for Content Recommendation in Web 2.0 Portals

    Andreas Nauerz et al. (2009)

    New Tagging Paradigms for Content Recommendation in Web 2.0 Portals
    • Andreas Nauerz, Fedor Bakalov, Martin Welsch, and Birgitta König-Ries
    • In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Ubiquitous User Modeling (in conjunction with the 1st and 17th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization)
  • Adaptation and Recommendation in Modern Web 2.0 Portals

    Andreas Nauerz and Rich Thompson (2009)

    Adaptation and Recommendation in Modern Web 2.0 Portals
    • In International Journal of Web Portals (IJWP)
  •  Adaptive Portals: Context Adaptive Navigation Through Large Information Spaces

    Andreas Nauerz et al. (2008)

    Adaptive Portals: Context Adaptive Navigation Through Large Information Spaces
    • Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch, and Birgitta König-Ries
    • In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems
  • Social Recommendation and Adaptation in Web Portals

    Andreas Nauerz et al. (2008)

    Social Recommendation and Adaptation in Web Portals
    • Andreas Nauerz, Stefan Pietschmann, and Rene Pietzsch
    • In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Adaptation for the Social Web
  • Recommending Background Information and Related Content in Web 2.0 Portals

    Andreas Nauerz et al. (2008)

    Recommending Background Information and Related Content in Web 2.0 Portals
    • Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch, and Birgitta König-Ries
    • In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems

Interview

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Head of Dependable Connected Systems | Chief Expert Distributed & Cloud Computing

Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.

Exploring the unknown, working on bleeding edge topics & technologies, solving problems that have not been solved before, and continuously learning about new things is the most exciting job I can imagine. For me, that is exactly why research is the place to be.

In addition, transferring innovations into fascinating solutions that will, one day, make a real difference by affecting our society and improving the way we all live motivates and drives me every single day. It is an awesome feeling to see such innovations making their way from very initial ideas to real products - which is the main reason why I decided to go for industrial rather than academic research.

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Head of Dependable Connected Systems | Chief Expert Distributed & Cloud Computing

What makes research done at Bosch so special?

Research at Bosch is special because of the broad range of fields in which we are active, ranging from autonomous systems, electrified mobility, production systems, healthcare solutions, smart sensors and systems to information and communication technologies, and artificial intelligence. Bringing experts from all of these different fields together drives interdisciplinary work and allows the development of fascinating cross-domain solutions. In addition, being an industrial research unit means that we get to transfer our innovations into real products.

Finally, yet importantly, research at Bosch is special because of all the extraordinary people working here: All the top talent, coming from different countries from all of the world and having graduated from top universities, creates an inspiring atmosphere.

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Head of Dependable Connected Systems | Chief Expert Distributed & Cloud Computing

What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?

We are part of the research division software-intensive systems and conduct research related to hard- and software topics in the fields of wired and wireless communication technologies (e.g. 5G), software and hardware (co-)design, especially for purposes like machine learning (e.g. for deep neural networks), security, privacy, safety, and software technologies, particularly in the context of cloud computing and IoT.

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Head of Dependable Connected Systems | Chief Expert Distributed & Cloud Computing

What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?

We currently deal with a plurality of challenges. One concrete example relates to our autonomous driving efforts:

On the hardware side, we need low-cost but highly-efficient and performant low power-consuming hardware accelerators which are able to execute our machine learning algorithms. Those algorithms understand the current driving situation by being able to detect relevant objects, including other vehicles or pedestrians.

On the software side, we need to be able to validate and verify the correctness of these algorithms despite all complexities.

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Head of Dependable Connected Systems | Chief Expert Distributed & Cloud Computing

How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?

Being part of an industrial research unit means transferring innovations into real products which will affect our society and improve the way we all live. That is the way we "invent for life".

We also consider environmental aspects such as sustainability, and recently we announced an initiative to reach CO2 neutrality by 2020.

Within my field of research, we contribute - with hardware as well as software components - to efforts such as autonomous driving (to mention just one prominent example) which will, in the future, have a tremendous impact on the way we all live.

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

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Dr. Andreas Nauerz
Head of Dependable Connected Systems | Chief Expert Distributed & Cloud Computing
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