Since March 1, 2020, Daniel Ziener has been appointed University Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Automation, where he heads the Group for Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems. Previously he was Associate Professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands from 2018 to 2020 and Deputy Professor at the Technical University of Hamburg from 2015 to 2017. From 2010 to 2015, he led the Reconfigurable Computing group of the Chair of Hardware-Software Co-Design at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.
His research focuses on the design of dynamically reconfigurable systems, the design of efficient FPGA-based signal processing systems, and the improvement of reliability, fault tolerance, and information security of embedded systems. After studying electrical engineering and information technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Aschaffenburg, Daniel Ziener worked from 2003 to 2009 for Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen as a research assistant in the Image Sensors department. In addition, he conducted research at the Chair of Hardware-Software-Co-Design at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he received his PhD in 2010 and his habilitation in 2017.