Tobias Blaß

About me

I am a PhD student at Bosch Corporate Research and the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science. My academic advisor is Björn Brandenburg at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS). At Bosch, I closely work with Arne Hamann, Dirk Ziegenbein and Ralph Lange.

I studied computer science at Saarland University with a minor in mathematics from 2011 to 2016. In 2016, I completed my master's degree on on static worst-case execution time analysis under the supervision of Jan Reineke. I then left academia to gain some industry work experience as an embedded software developer at Rohde & Schwarz. Since October 2018, I have returned to research to pursue a PhD.


I am currently working on new and easier ways to develop latency-sensitive and (soft) real-time applications in ROS 2, the next generation of the popular Robot Operating System. The goal of my work is to reduce the need for a priori knowledge as much as possible, while still assuring timely completion of latency-sensitive processing pipelines.




I have been a student TA for the following lectures



I regularily switch between my two offices at the Bosch Corporate Research Campus in Renningen and the Max-Planck Institute in Kaiserslautern.

Robert Bosch GmbH
Zentrum für Forschung und Vorausentwicklung
Robert-Bosch-Campus 1
71272 Renningen
Max-Planck-Institute for Software Systems
Paul-Ehrlich-Straße G26
67663 Kaiserslautern