Dr.techn. Christian Steger received 1990 the Dipl.-Ing. degree and 1995 the Dr.techn. degree in Electrical Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria. He graduated from Export, International Management and Marketing course in June 1993 at Karl-Franzens-University of Graz. In January 2010 he completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. He is strategy board member of the Virtual Vehicle Competence Center (ViF, COMET K2) in Graz.
From 1989 to 1991 Software Trainer and Consultant at SPC Computer Training Ges.m.b.H., Vienna. From 1990 to 1991 Research Engineer at the Institute for Technical Informatics, Graz University of Technology. Since 1992 Assistant Professor at the Institute for Technical Informatics, Graz University of Technology. From October 2010 to February 2011 he had a substitute professor at the University of Saarland (Chair "Reactice system"). The research has been funded through industry partners, by the European Commission and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy.
He heads the HW/SW codesign group at the Institute for Technical Informatics. His research interests include embedded systems, HW/SW codesign, HW/SW coverfication, SoC/multi-core, power awareness, smart cards, and automotive. He is currently working with industrial partners on heterogeneous system design tools with focus on verification, and power estimation/optimization for RFID/NFC systems, smart cards, automotive systems, and wireless sensor networks. Christian Steger has supervised over 170 master theses, co-supervised 26 PhD students, and published more than 190 scientific papers as author and co-author. He is co-authoring 3 patents (EU, U.S.). He is member of the IEEE and member of the OVE (Austrian Electrotechnical Association).
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