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Researcher Profile

DI Dr. Markus Kommenda

DI Dr. Markus Kommenda


Business Development


Digital Safety & Security

Competence Unit

Head of Center - DSS




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Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: 3D Vision and Modelling

Main Research: Computer Vision, Multimedia Information Extraction, Video Analytics


Markus Kommenda has more than 30 years of experience in various positions connected to ICT research. After his studies in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science he was Research Assistant at the Vienna University of Technology, where he also received his PhD. He was a regular guest researcher at the Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications (CNET) in Lannion, France, and later became Scientific Advisor for France Télécom CNET. From 1994 to 1996 he served as the national contact point for the EU R&D programmes in the ICT area. From 1996 to 1999 he worked for Kapsch, an Austrian telecom equipment manufacturer, where he led research in the area of speech processing. Since 1997 he had been in charge of building up the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (ftw.) which he led since its foundation until 2008. In 2009 he joined the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology where he headed the Visual Surveillance and Insight Business Unit from 2010 to 2017. Currently he is in charge of Business Development within the Center for Digital Safety and Security.

  • 2010-2017: Head of Business Unit
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Vienna, Austria
  • 2008-2009: Senior Consultant
    eutema Technology Management GmbH / Vienna, Austria
  • 1999-2008: Managing Director
    FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH / Vienna, Austria
  • 1996-1999: Head of Group Speech R&D
    Kapsch AG / Vienna, Austria
  • 1994-1996: National Contact Point
    BIT Büro für internationale Forschungs- und Technologiekkoperation / Vienna, Austria
  • 1994-1994: Scientific Advisor
    France Télécom CNET / Lannion, France
  • 1991-now: Lecturer
    Vienna University of Technology / Vienna, Austria
  • 1983-1994: Assistant
    Vienna University of Technology / Vienna, Austria
  • 2017-now: Business Development
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH / Vienna, Austria
  • 1987: Plansee-Preis
  • 2017: Living Standards Award


  • Key Technologies for Enhancing Security and User Statisfaction at Airports
    Author(s): M. Kommenda, A. Kriechbaum, B. Micusik, C. Beleznai, M. Rauter, R. Pflugfelder
    Conference 8th Future Security, Berlin, Germany
    Proceedings Prof.Dr.Dr. Michael Lauster; Proceedings 8th Future Security, Security Research Conference. Berlin, September 17-19, 2013; pp. 248 - 257
  • Intelligent Vision Systems: Coping with Abundant Video Data
    Author(s): M. Kommenda
    Conference International Workshop on Big Data, Seoul, Korea
    Proceedings Hanseok Ko; 2016 International Workshop on Big Data; p. 10
  • FastPass and MobilePass, two European research projects for next generation border control systems
    Author(s): B. Strobl, M. Clabian, A. Kriechbaum, M. Kommenda, M. Rauter, St. Veigl
    Conference PSC Europe Forum Conference, Bucharest, Romania
  • Ein- und Ausgabe von Sprache (2012)
    Vienna University of Technology
  • Fachvertiefung Telekommunikation (2016)
    Vienna University of Technolgy

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