Martin Russ

Martin Russ became Managing Director of AustriaTech in 2011. AustriaTech is the “Mobility Agency” of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation & Technology and it follows a long-term strategy towards
sustainable transport– and mobility services and solutions, like Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
and e-mobility. The federal company works in partnership with Austrian infrastructure operators, mobility service providers, and industry, as well as research facilities and public authorities. Martin Russ studied Regional and Transportation Planning at Vienna Technical University. As a consultant and transport engineer he gained broad experience in transportation and mobility planning and mobility technology. From 2005 to 2008 he was responsible for the Austrian Transport Technology
Research Program at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Between 2008 and 2011 he was senior advisor for innovation and technology at the cabinet of the Minister of Transport and Innovation and Technology. In addition he acts a general secretary of ITS Austria (the national multimodal mobility platform), is a member of the coordinating committee of European ITS Nationals. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of ERTICO – ITS Europe.
Michael Schreckenberg

Michael Schreckenberg, born 1956 in Düsseldorf, studied theoretical physics at the University of
Cologne, where he got his PhD 1985 in statistical physics, Habilitation in 1991 on neural networks. 1994 he changed to the University of Duisburg-Essen where he became in 1997 the first (German) professor for Physics of Transport and Traffic. Since more than 25 years he is working on the
analysis, modelling, simulation und optimization of transport systems in large networks, especially road traffic, and the influence of human behavior on it. His current activities include self-driving vehicles, the reaction of drivers on information, individual navigation systems, Car-2-Car communication and the efficiency of road works.