Success Stories@ITEC

Find below some of our graduates, who may inspire you to do well and achieve excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Christoph Lagger

CURRENT POSITION: Senior Software Engineer, IT-Project Manager at STRABAG SE

STUDENT AT ITEC/AAU: 2005-2018 (Computer Science and Information Management)


I followed a rather unconventional path which led me to start studying computer science and information management at the University of Klagenfurt. In the year 2000 I got the opportunity for an apprenticeship in computer science. After three years of a practical and theoretical education I graduated with honors, followed by three more certificates in this domain. In 2003 I started working as a junior software engineer and database architect at one of the leading construction companies in Europe, STRABAG SE, to which I am still loyal until today. Also in 2003 I started to attend an evening school to get my A-Level exam. Two years later I finished and then started studying computer science and information management at the University of Klagenfurt. Finally in 2012 I graduated Computer Science, followed by a Masters degree in Information Management in 2018.


During my time at ITEC/AAU I was able to combine and complete my existing practical knowledge in the broad area of computer science and economy as well as sharpen my social skills, besides having a demanding job. Motivated, understanding and knowledgeable Professors and the helpful university staff as well as a flexible schedule made this possible. I really appreciate the interpersonal level of communication and openness I experienced with the Professors, especially with Mathias Lux and Peter Schartner. I am also thankful that I had the chance to study one semester abroad at the Florida Atlantic University, which was made possible through ITEC and Professor Oge Marqes. My memory of AAU and ITEC is throughout positive, I made great friendships and was offered such a great education in an open and friendly environment.

Michael Riegler

Current position: Research Scientist Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering and University of Oslo

Student at ITEC/AAU: from-to 2009-2014

Short Biography:

Michael Alexander Riegler is is a Research Scientist at Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering and University of Oslo. He received his Master from the he received his master degree from the Klagenfurt University in conjunction with TU Delft with distinction. His PhD he received at the University of Oslo in only two and a half years. His main research areas are machine learning in societal important topics such as health care, climate change and energy consumption. Furthermore, he is involved in several initiatives like imageCLEF and MediaEval Benchmarking. He was also appointed to join the expert group on AI in health-care of the Norwegian Board of Technology that reports directly to the Norwegian Parliament.

What are your memories of ITEC/AAU?:

My most precious memories of ITEC are the people working there. I feel very lucky that I could learn from them and with several of them I am still connected. This experience shaped my future life in a very positive way and I hope I can keep the spirit in my future collaborations and supervision of my students. Very special thanks to Mathias, Martina and Laszlo!

Christopher Müller

Current position: CTO @ Bitmovin

Student @ ITEC/AAU: 2008-2013

Short Biography:

Christopher Mueller is the CTO and Co-founder of Bitmovin. He leads Bitmovin’s long-term technology vision, and is responsible for overseeing product development, industry thought leadership and advanced technology incubations. Christopher published more than 30 research papers in the areas of multimedia streaming, networking, and multimedia adaptation and currently holds several U.S. patents. He co-created the MPEG-DASH video streaming standard which is used by Netflix and Youtube. MPEG-DASH alone accounts for 50% of the total internet traffic in North America at peak times. Christopher is the author of the MPEG-DASH reference software libdash and a contributor to multiple open source projects.

What are your memories of ITEC/AAU?:

Working at the institute of information technology together with Christian Timmerer and Hermann Hellwagner was an inspiring experience in an informal and open environment that transformed my thinking about video and multimedia. The work on exciting research topics in the multimedia space opened the door for me to work in the USA, which helped me to think broader and bigger.

Former Colleagues

  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexander Abl
    MSc Nektarios Anagnostopoulos
    Tarek Abdel Aziz
    Anisha Balagam
    Dipl.-Ing. Florian Bacher
    BSc Sandra-Nadine Bergmann
    BSc Bruno Bierbaumer
    Dipl.-Ing. Gisela Blaschke-Spitaler
    Luca Braun
    O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Laszlo Böszörmenyi
    Lisa Bürger
    Martin Bürger
    Jennifer Roldán Carlos
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Claudiu Cobarzan
    Dipl.-Ing. Balázs Csizmazia
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Mario Döller
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Eberhard
    Simon Ebnicher
    Reza Ebrahimi, BSc
    Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Karl-Heinz Eder
    Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Esterle
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred del Fabro
    Dipl.-Ing. Markus Fauster
    B.Sc. Veit Frick
    Melanie Frühstück
    Milad Ghanbari
    Anna Gliesche
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Grafl
    Rudolf Granitzer
    Dipl.-Ing. Hubert Gressl
    Bakk. techn. Andreas Griesser
    Dipl.-Ing. Mario Guggenberger
    Hamid Hadian, MSc
    Dr. Samira Hayat
    Manuel Herold, BSc
    Dipl.-Ing. Günther Hölzl
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marco Andrea Hudelist
    MSc Chrysanthi Iakovidou
    Bakk. techn. Walter Jensch
    Jingwen Zhu, MSc
    Bakk. techn. Mario Jonke
    Bakk. techn. Severin Kacianka
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Karpati
    Robert Katzian
    Christine Keim
    Florian Kelle B.A.
    Dipl.-Ing. Sabrina Kletz
    Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Kofler
    Dipl.-Ing. Marian Kogler
    Alexander Kopper
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andrea Kofler-Vogt
  • Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Dr. Harald Kosch
    Armin Krätschmer
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Kropfberger
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ingo Kofler
    Lance Janssen
    Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kreuzberger
    Maximilian Krumpholz
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Kuschnig
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Oliver Lampl
    Dipl.-Ing. Margit Lang
    David Langmeier
    DI Dr. Andreas Leibetseder
    Alexander Lercher, BSc
    MSc. Dr. Mulugeta Libsie
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Jakub Lokoc
    Dipl.-Ing. Janine Lachner
    Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Lederer
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Klaus Leopold
    Roland Mathá, MSc
    Vignesh V Menon, MSc
    Dipl.-Ing. Vijay Kumuar Raju Mudunuri
    Alexander Müller
    Dipl.-Ing. Christopher Müller
    Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernd Münzer
    Pia Munoz
    Mag. Bernd Münzer
    Marcel Nagele
    Silvia Nedizavec
    Dipl. Ing. (FH) Alexander Oberbichler
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Matthias Ohlenroth
    Thomas Pairitsch
    Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Penz
    Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Petscharnig
    Dr. Venkata Phani Kumar Malladi
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stefan Podlipnig
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Prangl, MBA
    Bakk. techn. Ingomar Preiml
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Jürgen Primus
    Dipl.-Ing. Daniela Pohl
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Daniel Posch
    Dipl.-Ing. Christian Raffelsberger
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Benjamin Rainer
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Ransburg
    Natascha Rauscher
    Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Reiterer
    Mag. Michael Riegler
    Jože Rožanec, PhD
  • Angelika Rossak
    Karuna Sabbavarapu
    Dipl.-Ing. Michael Sablatschan
    Dr. Raimund Schatz
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Schojer
    Fabian Schober
    Mag. Adelheid Schönhöffer
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Schordan
    Manuel Seywald, BSc
    Martin Smole
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Anita Sobe
    Natalia Sokolova, MSc
    Markus Sornig
    Dipl.-Ing. Ronald Sowa
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christian Spielvogel
    Muhamed Siljic
    Christian Stoenescu
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Stopper
    Dipl.-Ing. Erich Teppan
    Sebastian Theuermann
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Roland Tusch
    Robert Valent
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Waltl
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Carsten Weich
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stefan Wieser
    Dipl.-Ing. Desara Xhura
    Mag. Michael Zufferey
    Dr. Prateek Agrawal
    Nicolas Bossi
    DI Fabian Schober
    Daniela Meinhardt
    Vanessa Fröhlich
    Kassian Fugger
    Timo Pfeifer
    Alexis Boniface
    Dr. Anatoliy Zabrovskiy
    Marie Biedermann
    Rachel Maria Gorden
    Manuel Herold
    Bogdan Mihai
    Alexander Lercher, BSc
    Dr. Negin Ghamsarian
    Natalia Sokolova
    Lingfeng Qu
    Nikolay Nikolov, MSc
    Alireza Erfanian, MSc
    Ylva Schütz, B.A.
    DI Josef Hammer
    Vignesh V Menon, MSc
    Babak Taraghi, MSc
    Klaus Volk