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 Thomas Bräunl
(pronunciation: "Broy-Nell")


Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil.
The Univ. of Western Australia, Perth
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Computational Intelligence Information Processing Systems
Crawley, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
phone: +61 8 6488-1763, fax: +61 8 6488-1168

Director, Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV)
Techn. Director, WA Electric Vehicle Trial

Thomas Braunl

 Conference Chairs/ Committees

 Journals and Research Bodies

 Research Areas


 Books Authored


Embedded Robotics, Thomas Bräunl
* English version: Springer-Verlag, 1st Edition 2003, 2nd Ed.2006, 3rd Ed. 2008
* Japanese version: Springer Tokyo 2006
* Chinese version: Springer / Xi'An Jiatong University Press, 2008
* Russian version: Springer / Izhevsk Inst. of Computer Science, Russia, 2012
* Korean version: in preparation


Parallel Image Processing, Bräunl with Feyrer, Rapf, Reinhardt,
* English version: Springer-Verlag, 2001
* German version: Addison-Wesley 1995


Parallel Programming, Thomas Bräunl
* English version: Prentice-Hall, 1993
* German version: Vieweg-Verlag, 1993
* Russian version: Kiev, Ukraine, 1997


Massiv parallele Programmierung mit dem Parallaxis-Modell, T. Bräunl
* German version: Springer-Verlag, Informatik-Fachberichte, 1990

 Books Edited


Progress in Robotics
Kim, Ge, Bräunl et al. (Eds), Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, CCIS 44, Berlin Heidelberg, 2009


Advanvces in Robotics
Kim, Ge, Bräunl et al. (Eds), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 5744, Berlin Heidelberg, 2009


Dujmovic, Bräunl, Ayani (Eds), IEEE Press, Eighth Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Simulation of Computer and Communication Systems, San Francisco CA, 2000


Autonome Mobile Systeme 1997
Levi, Bräunl, Oswald (Eds), Springer-Verlag, Informatik aktuell, Tagungsband des 13. AMS-Fachgespräches in Stuttgart, German/English, 1997


Autonome Mobile Systeme 1994
Levi, Bräunl (Eds), Springer-Verlag, Informatik aktuell, Tagungsband des 10. AMS-Fachgespräches in Stuttgart, German/English, 1994


  • Embedded Systems
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Mechatronic Design / Mechatronic Systems
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Advanced Computer Architectures
  • Software Design and Programming Languages
  • Computer Systems and Communications
  • Fault-Tolerant Computer Systems
  • Computer Graphics Hardware and Algorithms
  • Software Engineering
  • Parallel Programming
  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Robotics I - Manipulators
  • Robotics II - Mobile Robots
  • Parallel and Fault-Tolerant Systems





 1986 M.S. in Informatics (Computer Engineering), Univ. Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern, Germany)
 1987 M.S. in Computer Science, Univ. of Southern California, (Los Angeles, USA)
 1989 Ph.D. in Informatics (Computer Engineering), Univ. Stuttgart , (Stuttgart, Germany)
 1991 Founder and Director of Robotics Lab, Univ. Stuttgart, (Stuttgart, Germany)
 1994 Habilitation and Privatdozent in Computer Eng., Univ. Stuttgart, (Stuttgart, Germany)
 1995 Company Foundation JOKER Robotics
 1997 Associate Professor, The Univ. of Western Australia , (Perth, AUS)
 2001 Senior Researcher at Mercedes-Benz/Daimler, (Stuttgart, Germany)
 2006 Visiting Professor at TU München (München, Germany)
 2007 Visiting Professor at Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, USA)
 2008 Founding of Electric Vehicle project REV (Perth, Australia)
 2009 Professor, The Univ. of Western Australia , (Perth,
 2011 Senior Researcher at BMW, (
München, Germany)