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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois Knoll



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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research activities of Professor Knoll (b. 1961) focus on cyber-physical systems, development tools for fault-tolerant systems, cognitive and sensor-based robots and medical robotics. 
Professor Knoll was awarded a doctorate (1988) and completed his lecturer qualification (1993) at the Technical University of Berlin. Following this, he was a full professor and Director of the Computer Engineering research group at the University of Bielefeld until 1991, when he assumed the professorship of Real-Time Systems and Robotics at TUM. In addition, from 2001 to 2005 Professor Knoll was Director of the Educational Robotics Department and a member of the management committee of the Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems in Bonn. Since 2009, he has been a Director of Fortiss, an affiliated Institute of TUM, and Director of the Graduate School of Information Science in Health (GSISH).


  • Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (2010)
  • Expert Reviewer on panel für EU Projekte (seit 2002)
  • Carl-Ramsauer-Prize for the best PhD Thesis in Computer Science (1990)

Key Publications

Panin G, Knoll A: “Mutual information-based 3d object tracking”. International Journal of Computer Vision. 2008; 78(1):107-118.


Kuhn K, Knoll A: “Informatics and medicine - from molecules to populations”. Methods Inf Med. 2008; 47(4): 283-295.


Mayer H, Nagy I., Knoll A, Braun EU, Bauernschmitt R: “Adaptive control for human-robot skill transfer: Trajectory planning based on fluid dynamics”. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2007; 1800-1807.


Knoll A, Christaller T: “Robotik”. In: Reihe Fischer Kompakt. Frankfurt(Main): Fischer-Verlag, 2003.


Knoll A: “Distributed contract networks of sensor agents with adaptive reconfiguration - modelling, simulation, implementation”. Journal of the Franklin Institute, Elsevier Science. 2001; 338(6):669-705.