Principal Investigator at the MQM (Model-Based Systems & Qualitative Reasoning) research group.
Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Peter Struss obtained a Diploma in mathematics from the University of Göttingen and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern and accomplished his habilitation in computer science at the Technical University of Munich.
From 1978 to 1992, he worked in the Corporate R&D division of Siemens Corp., where he was in charge of the knowledge-based systems group. He stayed as a guest researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center several times and also at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley.
In 1992, he joined the Technical University of Munich as a Professor of Computer Science where he heads the Model-based Systems and Qualitative Modeling (MQM) group.
His research interest is in Artificial Intelligence with a focus on the development of foundations and environments for modeling and model-based problem solvers, esp. automated diagnosis, testing, failure-modes-and-effects analysis. The theoretical work has always been performed related to and evaluated in the context of various projects on real-world applications.
He is a Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (formerly ECCAI), an associate editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management. From the International Workshop Series on Principles of Diagnosis, he received the first Lifetime Achievements Award in 2014.