Board of Directors

Michael André, Chairman/President:

Michael Andre is CEO and co-founder of WizziLab.  Before founding WizziLab, Michael Andre was Director of Engineering and General Manager of Coolsand Technologies France, R&D center of a Chinese based company specialized in 2G/2.5G baseband ASIC. Michael has served in a variety of engineering and management positions at Cirrus Logic and LuxSonor in the Silicon Valley. Michael holds a M.S.E.E. with a specialization in VLSI architecture and design for telecommunication from Telecom ParisTech and a M.S. in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique Paris.

Michael Andre has served as a Board Member of the Alliance since March 2012 and has been elected Chairman of the board in May 2013. His duty has been renewed by a member vote in May 2014.

Prof. Dr. Maarten Weyn, Treasurer

Maarten Weyn received his Ph.D. in Computer Science on the topic of Opportunistic Seamless Localization from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Antwerp, currently teaching the 3rd year bachelor courses Probabilistic Robotics and Digital Communication and Master course Real Time Locating System and Ambient Intelligence in the department of Applied Sciences: Electronics-ICT. He is the co-founder of the spin-off Aloxy and AtSharp

Dr. Tomasz Surmacz
Dr. Tomasz Surmacz is a researcher and teacher in Computer Architecture Group, Department of Electronics at Wroclaw University of Technology and Science. His research interests include computer systems and network security, embedded systems, wireless sensor networks and IoT. He graduated in 1995 with M.Sc. degree in computer engineering and in 2004 he achieved a PhD degree from Wroclaw University of Technology.

Since 2010 Tomasz Surmacz is also involved in research in Wireless Sensor Networks. He is a member of a group awarded with a grant for the project on application of wireless sensing to monitoring environment parameters and alarming about threats. The research, conducted in collaboration with Agricultural University of Wroclaw, focused on ensuring long life of the sensor network while providing low response time and high reliability of measurements in greenhouses.

Teaching activities of Dr.  Surmacz include courses in computer systems and network security for bachelor- and master-level students in computer engineering.