Prof. Dr. Sebastian Steinhorst

Technical University of Munich
Associate Professorship of Embedded Systems and Internet of Things

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Prof. Steinhorst is an Associate Professor (W3-level with tenure) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. He leads the Embedded Systems and Internet of Things group in the Department of Computer Engineering of the School of Computing, Information and Technology at TUM. Prof. Steinhorst was also a Co-Program PI in the Electrification Suite and Test Lab of the research center TUMCREATE in Singapore.

The research of Prof. Steinhorst centers around design methodology and the hardware/software co-design of distributed embedded systems for use in Internet of Things, smart energy and automotive applications. Key aspects are the decentralization of system architectures, modeling, verification, efficiency, dependability and security of such systems, taking all abstraction levels into consideration.

Prof. Steinhorst studied computer science at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He received his PhD from the same university in 2011. From 2011 to 2016, he worked at the TUMCREATE research center in Singapore where he was leading the Embedded Systems Group as Principal Investigator (since 2015) and previously held Senior Research Fellow and Research Fellow positions. From May to September 2016, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark. Prof. Steinhorst joined TUM in November 2016 as a Rudolf Moessbauer Tenure Track Assistant Professor and Fellow of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). He received tenure with a promotion to W3-level Associate Professor in January 2020.

Further activities (among others):

  • Member of the Gender Equality Board of the TUM School of Computing, Information and Technology, Deputy Gender Equality Officer
  • Member of the Examination Board of the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Co-Organizer of the Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design of the Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference (
  • Co-Organizer of the Future-IoT PhD School (
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (ACM TECS) (


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