DATE: Monday, November 22, 2004
TIME: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
PLACE: Hamerschlag Hall 1112

Michael Paulitsch

Dependability Aspects of Distributed Architectures

Michael Paulitsch talks about aspects and basic principles needed for the design of ultra-dependable communication systems. He elaborates on several existing dependable communication architectures (FlexRay, SPIDER, TTP/C, ...) and discusses their architectural weaknesses and strengths. Evaluation and discussions of architectures focus on requirements brought in by cost pressures of high-volume markets, which often lead to a single communication network for dependable architectures and increase the dependability requirements. He also presents new dependable communication architectures, their design rationales, and how they fit into cost-driven high-volume markets.

Michael Paulitsch studied Computer Science at the Technische Universität Wien and received his diploma degree (Diplom-Ingenieur) in 1999. During this time Michael visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), working with Prof. Ravi K. Iyer in the Center for Reliable and High-Performance Computing. Michael has also studied Management Information Systems at the Universität Wien, the Technische Universität Wien, and the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. In 1999, he received his second diploma degree (Magister rerum socialum oeconomicarumque) from the Technische Universität Wien.

In October 2002, Michael Paulitsch has finished his doctoral studies (Dr.techn.) in Computer Science with Prof. Hermann Kopetz at the Technische Universität Wien as research advisor. He has been a research assistant at the Institut für Technische Informatik, Real-Time Systems Group at there from February 1999 to June 2003. In July 2003, Michael Paulitsch has finished his doctoral degree in social and economic sciences (Doktorat der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften; Dr.rer.soc.oec.) at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien with Prof. Werner Jammernegg as advisor.

As of August 2003, Michael Paulitsch is with Honeywell AES Centers of Excellence (formerly Honeywell Labs) in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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