Marco Aurélio Wehrmeister received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and the University of Paderborn (Germany) in 2009 (double-degree).
In 2009, he worked as a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher for the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a tenure track Professor with the Department of Computer Science from the Santa Catarina State University (UDESC, Brazil).
Since 2013, he is working as a Professor with the Department of Informatics from the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR, Brazil).
From 2014 to 2016, he was the Head of the M.Sc. course on Applied Computing of UTFPR.
In 2015, Prof. Dr. Wehrmeister was a Visiting Fellow (short stay) with the School of Electronic, Electrical, and Systems Engineering from the University of Birmingham (UK).
In 2018, he received a research productivity grant/award from Fundação Araucária de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico do Estado do Paraná (FAPPR).
Since October 2021, Prof. Dr. Wehrmeister is on a leave from UTFPR and joined the Computer Science Department of the University of Münster (Germany) as a Visiting Research Fellow.
Prof. Dr. Wehrmeister's thesis was selected by the Brazilian Computer Society as one of the six best theses on Computer Science in 2009.
He is a member of the special commission on Computing Systems Engineering (CE-ESC) of the Brazilian Computer Society; from 2018-2020 he was the elected chair of CE-ESC.
Prof. Dr. Wehrmeister is also a member and currently the vice-chair of the IFIP Working Group 10.2 on Embedded Systems.
His research interests are on various topics covering
- Cyber-Physical Systems and Embedded Real-Time Systems
- Aerial Robots (Multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a.k.a. Drones)
- Model-Driven Engineering
- Hardware/Software engineering and co-design
Prof. Dr. Wehrmeister has co-authored many papers and book chapters in international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and international peer-reviewed books.
He has been a reviewer for various international journals, as well as a member of the technical program committee of various international conferences and symposiums.
Finally, Prof. Dr. Wehrmeister has been involved in various research projects funded by Brazilian Companies and R&D agencies, especially on model-driven engineering of cyber-physical systems and aerial robots targeting search & rescue and industrial applications, as well as assets and equipment inspection.