Michael E. Auer received his Ing. degree (1971) and his Ph.D. degree (1975) from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany and in 1978 a Dr.sc.techn. degree (Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification - Habilitation). After his academic career he worked in the industry. In 1995 Michael Auer was appointed Professor of Electrical Engineering of the Dept. of Electronics at Carinthia Tech Institute, Villach, Austria. He currently serves as Vice-Rector at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and also serves as IFEES President.
Based on his experience in teaching engineering subjects at Technical University of Dresden and in the further education in corporations, he built up the teaching domain “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Circuit Design”. Michael Auer has also a teaching position for “Microelectronics” at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria and works as a visiting professor at some universities worldwide. He gave guest lectures at University of Patras, Greece, Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Princess Sumaya University for Technology Amman, Jordan, MIT Boston, USA, Columbia University New York, USA, Technical Universities of Moscow, Athens and others. He was invited as keynote speaker to numerous conferences worldwide. Michael Auer is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of ASEE, SEFI, VDE, IGIP, etc., author or co-author of more than 180 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of Online Technologies. His current research is directed to technology enhanced learning and remote working environments. Besides being a co-chair or member of the Program Committees of several international conferences and workshops he is especially involved in the following international conferences: - Founder and general chair of the annual International Conference “Interactive Collaborative Learning” (ICL, www.icl-conference.org) since 1998. - Chair of the steering committee of the annual International Conference “Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation” (REV, www.rev-conference.org ) since 2004. - Chair of the steering committee and conference co-chair of the annual International Conference “IEEE Engineering Education” (EDUCON, www.educon-conference.org) since 2010. In 2009 Michael Auer was appointed as
- Founder and general chair of the annual International Conference “Interactive Collaborative Learning” (ICL, www.icl-conference.org) since 1998.
- Chair of the steering committee of the annual International Conference “Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation” (REV, www.rev-conference.org ) since 2004.
- Chair of the steering committee and conference co-chair of the annual International Conference “IEEE Engineering Education” (EDUCON, www.educon-conference.org) since 2010.
In 2009 Michael Auer was appointed as member of the Advisory Board of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG, http://www.elig.org ). Furthermore he is chair of the Advisory Board of the International E-Learning Association (IELA, www.ielassoc.org ) and member of the Board of Consultants of the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE, http://www.icieparis.net). He works as an evaluator and coordinator of European Union funded research projects and is member in expert groups of the European Commission. Michael Auer has experience in leading of several national and international projects in the fields of remote engineering and technology supported learning.
Under his guidance international teams developed a Joint European Master Study Program “Remote Engineering” (EU project MARE) and a Joint European Bachelor Study Program “Information Technology” (EU project BIT2010). Michael Auer is editor-in-chief of the International Journals of “Online Engineering” (iJOE, www.i-joe.org ), “Emerging Technologies in Learning” (iJET, www.i-jet.org ) and “Interactive Mobile Technolgies” (iJIM, www.i-jim.org ).
Michael Auer is Founding President and CEO of the “International Association of Online Engineering” (IAOE), a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide. In September 2010 he was elected as President of the “International Society for Engineering Education” (IGIP). His term of office as IGIP President was extended last year until 2017. Furthermore he is one of the founders and Secretary General of the “Global Online Laboratory Consortium” (GOLC, www.online-lab.org). GOLC is the result of an initiative started in 2009 at MIT to coordinate the work on educational online laboratories worldwide. Since 2011 he is a member of the Advisory Board of the “International Institute for Developing Engineering Academics” – IIDEA. In June 2011 Michael E. Auer was awarded with the title Dr.H.C. by Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania with a laudation of Prof. Rob Reilly from MIT.