Field of Work
The research at Institute of Industrial Automation and Software Engineering illuminates questions of automation technology especially for software developoment, the reliability, security and intelligence of automated systems. Future automation systems are agile i.e. it intelligently adjusts itself to altered operational conditions in the environment. Digital images, networking and cooperation through information exchange allows new functionalities as well as work processes. Apart from functionality, quality features such as availability and safety are also success factors of automation systems.
Automation technology has a wide range of applications ranging from plant automation, automotive and production technology to home automation.
Prof Weyrich, born in 1967 in Saarbrücken, studied electrical engineering at the University there as well as the Ruhr-University Bochum and in London, U.K. Within the scope of his doctorate, he was awarded a doctoral degree in 1999 from the European Centre of Mechatronics of the RWTH Aachen. He worked in Industry for 10 years; 8 of which with Daimler AG in Stuttgart and India as well as 2 years with Siemens AG in Erlangen. In 2009, he was appointed as Professor at the University of Siegen. Prof. Weyrich assumed the role of Director of the Institute of Industrial Automation and Software Engineering at the University of Stuttgart in 2013.