She is building breakthrough technologies, software architectures in IoT, mobile, and distributed systems from inception to widespread adoption

Angela Nicoara

Head of IoT Innovation Lab, Leading IoT Systems & Software Research, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU), Department Informatik, Switzerland

Why you should listen

Dr. Angela Nicoara’s career began in Romania where she was selected amongst only 11 students nationwide for an internship at WebQuote in Silicon Valley. In Romania, she developed search engine modules for an IT company called Caatoosee.

She moved to Switzerland for her PhD at ETH Zurich where she designed and built the PROSE Open Source Project, a system that performs controlled, systematic, and efficient modification of the code of running Java applications without requiring them to be shut down.

While taking up her PhD, Angela was selected for an internship at Google in California. Upon finishing her internship, she worked at the Deutsche Telekom as Senior Research Scientist where she invented and filed 9 patents, 6 granted, to advance the state-of-the-art in services and mobile platforms.

Today, she works at Intel, USA where she innovates research and development in systems software, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile platforms and services, mobile computing, embedded systems, net-zero energy systems, distributed systems, and persistent memories. She is also the Head of IoT Innovation Lab, leading the IoT Systems & Software Research at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU), Department Informatik, Switzerland.

Angela has received recognition for her work and technical contributions including Intel Division Recognition Award 2018 for her work on IoT low power systems for smart edge computing and the Women in IT Awards USA 2018 where she was recognized as “Finalist” in the prestigious “Innovator of the Year” category (Top 10 Women Innovators in USA).

Meet Angela at Worldwebforum 2020 where she is Food Chain Track Speaker.

About Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU)

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. It was founded in 1997 under the Intercantonal Council of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Central Switzerland (FHZ).

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is funded by the six central Swiss cantons, Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden and Zug. It comprises of the Lucerne Schools of Engineering and Architecture, Business, Information Technology, Social Work, Art and Design and Music.

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts fulfils its mandate in the four areas of education, continuing and executive education, applied research and development, and services. The bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes follow the requirements of business, culture and civil society and prepare students for the needs of the job market. Ambitious professionals can choose from a wide range of continuing and executive education courses.

Because of its research activities and specialised services, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is an important and reliable partner for enterprises in the private sector, federations/associations and public authorities. It maintains an extensive national and international network.

The University’s mission, vision and framework of values describe its essential purpose as an educational institution, the values and principles that govern its conduct, and the objectives it pursues.

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Biography

Angela Nicoara is the Head of IoT Innovation Lab, leading IoT Systems & Software Research at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU), DepartmentInformatik, Switzerland.

She is an impact-driven technical leader and innovator with 18years of experience in industry and research, with a proven track record of building breakthrough technologies, systems, and software architectures in IoT, mobile, and distributed systems from inception to widespread adoption (at Intel, Deutsche Telekom, Google, ETH Zürich, Caatoosee, WebQuote, HSLU).

Angela received her PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zürich. Her work has been published in numerous leading technical conferences, workshops and symposia proceedings.

She is a regular speaker and panelist at premium international industry and scientific conferences. She received several prestigious awards and honors for her work and technical contributions, including Intel Division Recognition Award, Women in IT Awards USA-Finalist -“Innovator of the Year” (Top 10 Women Innovators in USA), Best Paper Awards from IEEE RTAS and ACM WWW, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Award.

Her work has been quoted by the press and media, as well as chaired and served as TPC member of multiple industry and scientific conferences. She is a member of ACM and IEEE societies.