Markus Scholz

TECO/Pervasive Computing Systems
Chair: Prof. Dr-Ing. M. Beigl
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Vincent-Priessnitz-Strasse 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
fon: +49-721-6084-1713
fax: +49-721-6084-1702

Markus Scholz is a postdoc researcher at the Pervasive Computing Systems Group/TECO. His research interests include novel sensor technologies and algorithms suited for activity and context recognition as well as environmental sensing. He is further interested in wireless sensor network (WSN) and human computer interface (HCI) technologies which may improve safety of individuals in harsh environments. From 2009 to 2011, Mr Scholz worked in the BMBF project landmarke which focused on the improvement of firefighter safety during indoor missions by providing additional orientation using an ad-hoc wireless sensor network. From 2011 to 2014 he worked in the BMBF project Koordinator, a follow up project to landmarke, which aimed to improve front line firefighter communication through providing novel services based on ubicomp technologies. From 2012-2013, he was also in engaged in an industry cooperation investigating the use of received signal strength (RSS) for context recognition. The successful completion of this project led to the follow-up SoftwareCampus project AKTIFUNK which started in January, 2014.

In 2015, he defended his PhD Thesis entitled "Device-free, Radio-based Human Activity Recognition using Smart Home Wireless Communication Technologies".

Mr Scholz was also involved in the Jennisense project a project which built around the NXP Jennic transceivers. For these tranceivers a contiki OS port was developed at TECO. Additionally, different kinds of hardware i.e. special application boards were designed based on/using this transceiver. Thus, Jennisense aims to bundle all the hardware schematics, drivers and application code document it and release it to the open source/free hardware community.

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