Dr. Lothar Borrmann
Lehrstuhl für Mobile und Verteilte Systeme
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Informatik
Lothar Borrmann holds a master (Dipl.-Ing.) degree and a Ph.D. (Dr. Ing.) degree in EE with a strong focus on computer science. Within his Ph.D. research in the early 1980ies, he developed an operating system for decentralized distributed systems with fault tolerance.
From 1987 to 1998, Lothar worked as a researcher in industry, covering programming models and operating systems for massively parallel high-performance systems.
From 1998 he held various research management positions in Siemens AG, addressing technologies like software platforms and software architecture, mobile and distributed systems including Blockchain, quality and safety, user experience. This research was targeted to domains like telco, automotive, industry and automation, smart environments and healthcare. Up to 2019, he was globally responsible for innovation in software and system technology, managing and advising a team of 250 researchers on 3 continents.
As a side activity, Lothar acted as a visiting lecturer in computer architecture at RWTH Aachen over years. He also contributed to several national and international steering and management boards, which aimed at promoting and sponsoring research projects.
After retiring from Siemens, Lothar’s interests cover not only innovative technologies like Quantum Computing, but also the deployment of research results in practice, thus linking research to innovation.