Vice-Rector and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Villach and Professor for Microelectronics at University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Prof. Dr. (mult.) Michael E. Auer is Vice-Rector and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Villach and Professor for Microelectronics at University of Klagenfurt, Austria. His current research is directed to technology enhanced learning and remote working environments especially in engineering.
He is author or co-author of more than 190 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of Online Technologies.
Michael Auer is founder and chair of the annual international IEEE EDUCON, ICL and REV conferences and chair or member of the Program Committees of several international conferences and workshops.
He works as an evaluator and coordinator of European Union funded research projects and is member in expert groups of the European Commission as well as US NSF.
He is an IEEE member since 1999 and has the grade of a Senior member.
Michael Auer is Founding-President and CEO of the “International Association of Online Engineering” (IAOE) since 2006, a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide. In 2009 he was appointed as member of the Advisory Board of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG).
Furthermore he is one of the founders of the “Global Online Laboratory Consortium” (GOLC). GOLC is the result of an initiative started in 2009 at MIT to coordinate the work on educational Online Laboratories worldwide.
From 2010 – 2016 he served as President of the “International Society of Engineering Education” (IGIP).
During the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF2015) he was elected as President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES).