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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff is a Full Professor for Energy Informatics at the University of Oldenburg. He received his doctorate at the TU Dortmund University in 2009. Prof. Lehnhoff is a member of the executive board of the OFFIS Institute for Information Technology and speaker of its Energy R&D division. He is speaker of the section “Energy Informatics” within the German Informatics Society (GI), assoc. editor of the IEEE Computer Society's Computing and Smart Grid Special Technical Community as well as an active member of numerous committees and working groups focusing on ICT in future Smart Grids. He is an honorary professor of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Prof. Lehnhoff is elected chair of the of the IEEE CA4EPI Working Group P2030.4, and chairman of the architecture and quality committee of the openKONSEQUENZ industry consortium for the development of open source software in power system operation. Prof. Lehnhoff is author of over 100 refereed and peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät II – Informatik, Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften, Escherweg 2, 26121 Oldenburg, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Astrid Nieße finished a diploma in Biology at the University of Oldenburg in 2000 and a diploma in Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen in 2005. After working for a software development company engaged in energy-efficient chip design for two years, she started working at OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology in 2007. Since then, she has been involved in several research and development projects as researcher, project manager and group manager. In 2015 she finished her PhD at the Environmental Informatics group, University of Oldenburg. Her thesis is focused on the development and application of distributed algorithms and agent-based systems for distributed energy management. Her focus of interest is on distributed algorithms for Smart Grid applications and the process to develop these with both a scientific and engineering aspiration. With this expertise, she is currently working as Principal Scientist at OFFIS and active in different research projects, VDI/VDE committees and cofounder of the start-up company Particon GmbH, a spin-off from OFFIS division Energy.
OFFIS – Institut für Informatik, Bereich Energie, Escherweg 2, 26121 Oldenburg, Germany
Published Online: 2016-12-16
Published in Print: 2017-02-20