Stephan Weiss


Title: Professor
Employer: Alpen-Adria-Universität
E-mail: stephan.weiss[at]


Stephan Weiss is Full Professor of Robotics and head of the Control of Networked Systems Group at the Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) in Klagenfurt, Austria. He received his MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in 2008 and his Ph.D. in 2012 from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. His Ph.D. Thesis on "Vision Based Navigation for Micro Helicopters" first enabled GPS independent navigation of small UAVs using on-board visual-inertial state estimation. His algorithms were the key to enable the Mars Helicopter Scout proposal and corresponding proof-of-concept technology demonstration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked from 2012 until 2015 as Research Technologist in the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section and where he lectured at the California Institute of Technology. He holds patent applications filed by NASA-JPL and the California Institute concerning visual-inertial navigation methods for sUAVs.