Oliver Stollmann

Board member, CEO, Actyx AG

München, Germany


Industrial Automation
Artificial Intelligence
Software Development
Production Planning
Manufacturing Engineering


Professional experience for Oliver Stollmann

  • Current , since May 2015


    Actyx AG

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  • 1 year, Jul 2014 - Jun 2015

    Research Fellow

    Fraunhofer Application Center Industrial Automation (IOSB-INA)

    Working in the cognitive automation group: - developed a decentralized control system for industrial transportation systems (leveraging modern M2M communications and adaptive user-interfaces, the configuration time for industrial transportation systems was reduced by 1-2 orders of magnitude), - organized the planning, writing and submission of an EU grant proposal (4 countries, 11 members), - interfaced with industry partners to understand and contribute to the digital industry vision.

  • 8 months, Mar 2013 - Oct 2013

    Visiting Researcher

    Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC)

    • Developed a resource-contention-aware integrated manufacturing planner/scheduler as part of a DARPA project. • Applied heuristic search methods to solve a real-world job-shop problem.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Feb 2012 - Mar 2013

    Research Assistant (Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing)

    ETH Zürich

    • Contributed to a research project evaluating the tractability of using Partially Observable Markov Decision Process for the optimization of Waste-to-Energy plants in the face of uncertain market demand. • Developed a hardware-in-the-loop controller evaluation framework. (part-time: 24%, 10 hrs/week)

  • 4 months, Mar 2011 - Jun 2011


    ABB Schweiz AG

    • Developed a forecasting model for the optimization of Waste-to-Energy plant production. • Overcame difficulties associated with high-reliability, time-dependent control software.

  • 2 months, Jun 2008 - Jul 2008



    • Worked in the training workshop, the sheet-metal shop and the press plant • Gained insight into one of the world’s leading car manufactures’ research and development department

  • 2 months, May 2008 - Jun 2008


    Miele & Cie. KG

    • Worked in a variety of technical departments, including the press plant, the sheetmetal shop, the assembly line and the foundry • Profited from working with the engineers of the world’s most advanced manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances and machines for commercial application

Educational background for Oliver Stollmann

  • 1 year and 11 months, Feb 2012 - Dec 2013

    Mechanical Engineering

    Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

    • Field: mechanical and process engineering • Specialization: production optimization, planning/scheduling (artificial intelligence) • Thesis: Manplan: a Fully-Integrated Manufacturing Process Planner and Scheduler

  • 3 years and 6 months, Sep 2008 - Feb 2012

    Mechanical Engineering

    Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

    • Field: mechanical and process engineering • Specialization: optimization, manufacturing, logistics, decision making under uncertainty • Thesis: Automatic Extraction of Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes from Simulink models


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