Thomas Michael Bohnert
is Professor at Zurich University of Applied Sciences and is the founder of the ICCLab and SPLab.


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His interests are enabling ICT systems, coarsely ranging across cloud computing infrastructures and platforms, cloud-native applications, as well as cloud-robotics and network function virtualization as specific application domains.

Prior to ZHAW he was with SAP Research (Technical Director) and SIEMENS Corporate Technology (Senior Researcher).

During his tenure he was visiting scholar at NEC Research (Germany), Tampere University of Technology and VTT Research (Finland), and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China). He completed his PhD at University of Coimbra (Portugal).

He owns a ICT consultancy and contributes to several expert groups of the European Commission on the future of ICT. The same applies to his role as regular proposal evaluator and project reviewer for the EC, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the DAAD.

The Future Internet Public-Private-Partnership ( appointment him as Deputy Chief Architect, presiding the FI-PPP Architecture Board and the FI-WARE project. He was technical coordinator of the Mobile Cloud Networking project and has a history of projects at European and national level.

He is founder of the IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop ( and holds many project and conference chairs. From 2009-2011 he was on the steering board of the European Technology Platform Net!Works and co-chairs the EC DG NET FUTURES Future Internet Cluster. He acts as president of the Cloud Computing SIG of the Swiss Association of Computer Science as well as board member of the association at large.

His works have been published in several books, journals, and conferences. He serves as regional correspondent (Europe) for the IEEE Communication Magazine’s news section (GCN).

Contact: thomas.bohnert /at/