dr.ing. D.M. Ziener (Daniel)

Associate Professor

About Me

Daniel is currently an associate professor in the CAES group (Computer Architectures for Embedded Systems) at the faculty EEMCS of the University of Twente. From 2015 until 2017, he was a substitute professor for Cyber-Physical Systems at the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. From 2010 to 2015, he had led the Reconfigurable Computing Group of the Chair of Hardware/Software Co-Design at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany. His main research interests are the usage of partial dynamic reconfiguration of FPGAs, efficient usage of FPGA structures, design of signal processing FPGA cores, reliable and fault tolerant embedded systems, as well as security in FPGA-based systems. Daniel has (co-)authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, holds two patents, and serves as a program committee member of several international conferences (DATE, FPL, Reconfig, SPL) as well as a reviewer for several international journals.

Daniel took his university entrance qualification in 1998. He received his diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing. (FH)) in Electrical Engineering from University of Applied Science Aschaffenburg, Germany, in August 2002. Beside his studies, he gained industrial research experience during an internship at the IBM Germany Development Labs in Böblingen. From 2003 to 2009 he worked for the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits (IIS) in Erlangen, Germany as a research staff in the electronic imaging department. Furthermore, in 2003 he joined the Chair of Hardware-Software-Co-Design at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, headed by Prof. Jürgen Teich as PhD student. In 2010 he received his PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) and in 2017 his habilitation (Dr.-Ing. habil.).


Research Interests
  • Partial dynamic reconfiguration of FPGAs
  • Efficient usage of FPGA structures
  • Design of signal processing FPGA cores
  • Reliable and fault tolerant embedded systems
  • Secure embedded systems
  • IP core watermarking

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 5035
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
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7500 AE Enschede
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