Prof. Ramin Tavakoli Kolagari

  • Professor in the teaching and research field of software development for safe and autonomous vehicle systems
  • Research professorship at the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern [Bavarian Digitalization Center]
  • Head of the Automotive software lab
  • Expert for EAST-ADL, member of the Change Control Board of the EAST-ADL Association
  • Use of AUTOSAR methods and tools
  • Supervising multiple consortial doctorates
  • Member of the examination board for the “Master of Applied Research” degree programme
  • Use of innovative teaching formats, e.g. inverted classroom, just-in-time teaching
  • Regular participation in the EMEA NPX Cup


Please only book meetings via the Planner. Please do not request a meeting via email.  You can also find the link to the meeting room in MS Teams in the Planner.

Doctoral candidates

Matthias Bergler Matthias Bergler

Research associate since June 2020

  • Research focus: Safety and security in machine learning
  • Further development of the Security Abstraction Model (SAM)
  • Support in the acquisition of grant funds for automotive industry-oriented research
  • Automotive software lab contact

    Former research associates

    Markus Zoppelt, M.Sc.

    Research Associate March 2017 - March 2021

    • Dissertation title: Software security design for cyber-physical systems
    • IT security for highly automated, autonomous, and networked driving
    • Applicability of (t, m) password-hardened encryption (PHE) services
    • Supporting teaching in the field of autonomous model vehicles
    • Since April 2021: Consultant at Deloitte GmbH - Risk Advisory (Cyber Risk).

    Web presence:


    Research associate since April 2021

    • Associate in the fully automated shunting engine project
    • Research focus: Application of Explainable Artificial Intelligence techniques for testing the robustness of autonomous systems

    Rebecca Ernesti

    Team assistant from 2017 to 2021