Sandro Leuchter has held the professorship for distributed and mobile applications at the Faculty of Computer Science at Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences since 2016. He teaches software and computer engineering and is responsible for internships and student industrial placements. He also heads the Steinbeis Transfer Centre for Distributed and Mobile Applications and regularly acts as an external expert for the European Commission (DG HOME, DG ENV, REA).

His experience in the higher education system includes positions as adjunct lecturer at three universities of applied sciences in online distance teaching and regular classes. He was guest lecturerer in China in 2008 and 2009. Before joining Mannheim UAS he had the professorship for distributed systems at Rhine Waal University and was dean of the interdisciplinary Faculty For Communication and Environment in Kamp-Lintfort. He is committed to university didactics, experienced in quality management and degree program accreditation.

Previously, he was Head of Software Engineering and Infrastructure Software at Atlas Elektronik, a joint venture of ThyssenKrupp and Airbus DS, in Bremen. Before that he was head of the research group Network Enabled Capabilities at Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe and research associate at the Center for Human-Machine-Systems at TU Berlin.

In 2009, he received his Dr.-Ing. degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems at TU Berlin. He also received his diploma in computer science from TU Berlin in 1999.


  • E-Learning
  • Sensor Networks
  • Security Infrastructures
  • Distributed Architectures
  • Systems-of-Systems Engineering
  • Secure Societies and Participation


  • Dr.-Ing. (“Software Engineering Methods for Human Performance Modeling in Dynamic Human-Machine Systems”), 2009

    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems, TU Berlin

  • Dipl.-Inform. – diploma in informatics (“Integration of a cognitive model into a simulation system for training of air traffic control”), 1999

    Computer Science Department, TU Berlin

Higher Education

experience in student interaction


Professor for Distributed and Mobile Applications

Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Computer Science Dept.

2016 – Present Mannheim, Germany
  • responsible for internships and industrial placements of students at CS Dept.
  • member of the Competence Center for Information Security
  • member of the Competence Center Teaching & Learning

Professor for Distributed Systems

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Communication and Environment

2013 – 2016 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
  • Dean of the Faculty for Communication and Environment (2015-2016)
  • Head of the CISCO Lab
  • Head of Degree Program Information Engineering and Computer Science, M. Sc.

Adjunct Lecturer

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Communication and Environment

2013 – 2013 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
  • “Advanced Computer Networks and Bus Systems”, Industrial Engineering, B.Sc.

Adjunct Lecturer

Luebeck University of Applied Sciences

2009 – 2013 Lübeck, Germany
  • “Datenbanktechnologie”, Online-Studiengang Medieninformatik, M.Sc.

Adjunct Lecturer

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

2009 – 2009 Esslingen, Germany
  • “Interaktive Systeme”, Softwaretechnik und Medieninformatik, B.Eng.

Guest Lecturer

North-Eastern University, UNESCO Chair on IT for Production and Environment

2008 – 2009 Shenyang and Qinhuangdao, VR China
  • “Human-Machine-Systems: Interaction and Cooperation” (Jun 2009)
  • “Sensor Networks” (Dec 2008)

R&D Experience

positions with main responsibilities in research and development, innovation management, consulting, or technology transfer


Director Transfer Centre For Mobile and Distributed Applications

Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG For Technology Transfer

2014 – Present Stuttgart, Germany
until 2017: “Transfer Centre For Secure Authentication in Cloud and Telematics”

Head of Software Engineering and Infrastructure Software

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK a joint company of ThyssenKrupp and Airbus DS

2012 – 2013 Bremen, Germany

Research Group Manager

Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB)

2005 – 2012 Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Research Group Manager “Network Enabled Capabilities” (2009-2012)
  • Research Group Manager “Dialogue Systems” (2005-2009)

JSPS Summer Program Fellowship (Jun-Aug)

Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Furuta)

2004 – 2004 Tokyo, Japan

Research Associate, MoDyS Research Group

Center for Human-Machine Systems Studies, TU Berlin

2000 – 2005 Berlin, Germany


Bosch-Siemens Haushaltsgeräte / TU Berlin

2000 – 2000 Berlin, Germany
usability engineering for domestic appliances

Research Associate, Information in Context

GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology, Institute for Applied IT

2000 – 2000 St. Augustin, Germany

Qualität und innovative Lehrmethoden

Current Semester

Summer 2021 HS Mannheim UAS

  • B. Sc. Informatik: Parallele Programmierung (parallel programming)
  • B. Sc. Medizinische Informatik, B.Sc. Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsinformatik: Verteilte Systeme (distributed systems)
  • B. Sc. Cyber Security: Cyber Security Entwicklungsprojekt (cyber security development project)
  • M. Sc. Informatik: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Fortgeschrittene (advanced research methods)



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