The advisory board of the AVATAR project is composed of a group of leading experts in the fields of aviation safety, aerospace engineering, digital twin technology, and related areas. The members of the board have extensive experience and expertise in designing and developing digital twin systems for complex engineering applications, as well as in the fields of sensor technology and data analytics
Welcome to our Advisory Board
Institute of Scientific Instruments, Czech Academy of Sciences
Filip leads the scientific group “AI and Medical Technologies” focusing on AI techniques in signal processing, and real-time software development. He is also the originator of free SignalPlant software for processing signals.
Safran Corporate Research Center
Oscar d'Almeida, R&T Program Manager at Safran Tech, specializes in optical components and leads research programs in wireless sensor nodes and structural health monitoring.
Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth
Position: Senior Researcher
Research fields: additive manufacturing, optimization, finite-element-analysis, metamodeling, data-driven method
Université de Lorraine, CNRS, CRAN
Dr. Alexandre Voisin is an Associate Professor at the Nancy Research Center for Automatic Control, leading a research group in predictive maintenance and participating in national and international projects. (https://sites.google.com/view/alexandrevoisin/accueil)
VSB-TUO Ostrava, IPSA Paris
Ivan Zelinka is a professor at the Technical University of Ostrava, specializing in AI, algorithms, and cybersecurity. He has authored numerous journal articles and books, and is an active member of professional organizations and editorial boards. For all information: https://www.ivanzelinka.eu/
Chief Technology Officer SES (retired)
Martin Halliwell had a successful career at SES ASTRA, holding positions such as SVP and Chief Technology Officer. After retiring in 2019, he continues to contribute to space-related activities, serving on investment committees and advisory boards for companies in the field.
NTT Germany Holdings GmbH
Senior GTM Director: Datacenter, Cloud and Observability solutions; background in aviation (MSc in Aerospace Technology at the Technical University of Delft) and worked for Airbus Space -NL before.
Amazon Web Services
Public Sector Lead Luxembourg, Strong drive to be involved in cutting-edge projects and dedicated to coordinating the various efforts from AWS.
Ole Sanggaard Knudsen
Managing Director Würth Elektronik Danmark A/S
Ole, an experienced engineer in the electronics industry, has decades of experience as a hardware developer and project manager. He later transitioned to sales roles. Additionally, Ole is an experienced pilot with a full airline pilot education and thousands of flying hours in a wide range of airplanes.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Milan is the head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. His specialization is operational experimental analysis of aircraft construction and transport infrastructure. His professional topics include Structural Health Monitoring using fiber optic sensors, research and development of specific sensor solutions, composite structures, and adhesive joints.
BAE Systems, Air Sector
He leads the Advanced Materials team focused on R&D of emerging technologies for future aerospace applications. Particular areas of interest include development of multi-functional composite structures incorporating smart materials & sensing to improve performance and reliability.
Professor in Data Science at Umeå University
He leads the Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) team. He's the author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers and a pioneer in XAI, Internet of Things, Digital Twin and Intelligent Products.
Consultant, Court Expert, and Educator
Dr. Vatroslav V. Grubišić is an independent consultant, court expert, and lecturer since 1996. He earned his Ph.D. in automotive wheel design from Technical University of Munich in 1970. He served as a leading scientist at Fraunhofer-Institut for Structural Durability (LBF) and holds 20 patents. In 2008, he became a corresponding Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU).
Università di Ferrara, Italia
He is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering. His main research interests focus on the structural integrity assessment of structures subjected to in-service random uniaxial and multiaxial loadings – with special focus on vibration fatigue and spectral methods – and on the study of the cyclic plasticity and low-cycle fatigue behavior of traditional and additive manufactured materials.