Bernhard Großwindhager

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Bis 2020, Research Assistant (PhD candidate) in Wireless Communication and Localization, TU Graz

Graz, Austria


Social Skills
Exzellente Fachkenntnisse
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Embedded Systems
Brain Computer Interface
Wireless Communications


Professional experience for Bernhard Großwindhager

  • Current 3 years and 9 months, since Oct 2020

    Product Marketing Manager UWB/IoT

    NXP Semiconductors

    • Definition of Go-to-market strategy, new use cases, business models, system architectures, and product specifications to enhance the Ultra-wideband (UWB) ecosystem around the vehicle and mobile phone. The aim is to make UWB an integral technology of the IoT and a digitalized world. • Size target markets and define value propositions and lead customers. • Contribution to the IEEE 802.15.4 standard defining low-rate wireless personal area networks.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jan 2019 - Jun 2020


    cortEXplore GmbH

    • Developed a highly accurate surgical navigation system. • Applied for startup- and scientific grants. • Responsible for the hardware-related aspects of the company’s strategy. • The company was awarded with the EDISON 2018 and the i2B business plan award 2019.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Apr 2016 - Jun 2020

    Research Assistant (PhD candidate) in Wireless Communication and Localization

    TU Graz

    • Generated hypotheses in the field of wireless communication and localization, specifically using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. • Designed the first low-cost UWB positioning system exploiting multipath information and a highly scalable solution. The latter was awarded with Best Paper Award at the A* conference IPSN 2019. • Authored the dissertation ‘Robust, Efficient, and Scalable UWB-based Positioning using Multipath and Quasi-simultaneous Transmissions’ incorporating all the hypotheses and findings.

  • 4 months, Oct 2018 - Jan 2019

    Guest Researcher at UC Berkeley

    University of California, Berkeley

    • Aligned research expertise of TU Graz and UC Berkeley to identify potential fields of cooperation. • Collaborate with the research group lab11 to design efficient UWB-based positioning systems.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Feb 2015 - Mar 2016

    Development Engineer and Project Manager at R&D Electrics/Electronics Department

    Magna Steyr

    • Managed overall operations of R&D projects, including vehicular communication and connectivity. • Designed and improved Magna Steyr Car-2-X communication platform. • Validated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving functions (ADF). • Crafted concepts for indoor/outdoor vehicular positioning system based on GPS, UWB, and BLE.

  • 1 year, Nov 2013 - Oct 2014

    Research and Development Engineer

    VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center

    • Interacted with key researchers to set up hypotheses regarding vehicular communication systems. • Investigated applicability of Car-2-X standards by implementing six use cases on Cohda Wireless platforms. • Integrated the Car-2-X platform into series vehicles. • Authored the master's thesis ‘Implementation and Verification of a Standards-Compliant Car-2-X Demonstrator’ incorporating the key findings.

  • 4 years, Oct 2008 - Sep 2012

    Hardware Software Engineer

    g.tec medical engineering GmbH

    • Designed real-time signal processing algorithms and EEG/ECoG-based Brain Computer Interfaces with MATLAB/Simulink. • Developed an impedance measurement system to identify conductivity of EEG electrodes. • Built hardware and software, including PCB design, control engineering for robots, firmware programming in C, visualization and analysis tools in MATLAB and C++.

  • 4 months, Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

    Teaching Assistant

    TU Graz - Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering

    • Teaching assistant for the lecture 'Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Engineering'.

  • 3 months, Jul 2011 - Sep 2011

    Guest Researcher at Asahikawa Medical University, Japan

    Asahikawa Medical University, Department of Neurosurgery

    • Developed ECoG-based Brain Computer Interfaces in MATLAB/Simulink. • Verified and validated real-time brain mapping methods using ECoG in clinical settings.

  • 3 months, Apr 2008 - Jun 2008

    Automation Engineer (USA)

    Advanced Machine and Engineering Co.

    • International internship in the United States. • Designed PLC control software (Mitsubishi systems) for industrial band saws.

Educational background for Bernhard Großwindhager

  • 4 years and 3 months, Apr 2016 - Jun 2020

    Information and Communications Engineering

    Graz University of Technology

    PhD Thesis: Robust, Efficient, and Scalable UWB based Positioning using Multipath and Quasi-simultaneous Transmissions

  • 6 months, Feb 2013 - Jul 2013

    Master Program Electrical Engineering (Exchange Semester)

    Delft University of Technology

    Exchange Semester - Supported by a scholarship of AVL List GmbH in Graz, Austria.

  • 2 years and 8 months, Mar 2012 - Oct 2014

    Master Program Electrical Engineering - Information- and Communication Technology

    Graz University of Technology

    Master's Thesis: 'Implementation and Verification of a Standards-Compliant Car-2-X Demonstrator' in cooperation with Virtual Vehicle Research Center and Magna Steyr.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Oct 2008 - Mar 2012

    Bachelor Program Electrical engineering – Microelectronics and Circuit Design

    Graz University of Technology

    Bachelor Thesis: 'Research and Development of ASICs in Biomedical Devices' in cooperation with g.tec medical engineering GmbH.

  • 4 years and 10 months, Sep 2002 - Jun 2007

    Technical Secondary School (HTL) - Electronics and Computer Engineering

    HTL Steyr

    Thesis: ‘Brain Computer Interface’


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