Dr. Martin Strohbach is a research scientist at NEC Laboratories Europe (NLE) in Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2008 he is leading a research project on Pervasive Display Networks that focuses on advancing existing Digital Signage solutions with context information and real-time audience measurement data. Martin received his Dipl.-Inf. (MSc in Computer Science) from University of Karlsruhe in 2001. After that, he worked as a research associate at Lancaster University, UK and contributed to research on the Internet of Things by developing context-aware services offered by wireless sensor networks and smart, physical objects. He received his PhD from Lancaster University in November 2006. As part of his PhD he developed a framework for physical everyday objects that use P2P rule-based reasoning to detect situations in their environment. In July 2006, Martin joined NLE as a Research Scientist.
As part of the EU project SPICE, he has been responsible for the development of a novel context management systems targeted at large scale network operator environments. Since 2008 he is also contributing his expertise on context management systems to the SENSEI project that seeks to integrate existing sensor and actuator islands in a global framework. In particular he is responsible for developing an actuation framework and architectural support for quality of information and actuation. Martin has also significantly contributed to several other European, national and company internal research projects. He has published in key international conferences and workshops has been active as peer reviewer and program committee member and chair for several conferences and workshops.