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 Simon Haller

Simon Haller-Seeber

Scientific Systems Engineer

Office: T12 (ICT) 3W02
Phone: +43 512 507 53201
Key Fingerprint: E3A2 8470 EB26 FCEB 5796 07A2 0C6F D316 41F4 1090

Areas of Interest

  • System Automation
  • (Educational) Robotics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  • Free Software


  • Systems Engineer at the Department of Computer Science, Intelligent and Interactive Systems, University of Innsbruck (since 2010)
  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Teacher Education, Department of Science Education (part time, 2018/2019)
  • Systems Developer and Systems Administrator for Large Scale Linux Systems at the Central IT Services, University of Innsbruck (2005-2010)
  • Internship at the HyperStudio at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (02/2006)
  • Systems Administrator (part time), User Support Department, Central IT Services, University of Innsbruck (2002-2005)


  • 06/2014 Apprentice Instructor
  • 02/2012 Engineer Degree (Ing., granted by the Federal Ministry of Economics)
  • 10/2006 Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (granted by the University of Innsbruck)
  • 06/2000 Technical High School for Telecommunication ('HTL für Nachrichtentechnik')

Talks and Workshops

  • A current list of talks and workshops can be found here.


See also Google Scholar

  1. Simon Haller, Über "Bildung 4.0", "Schule 4.0" und andere Dinge, die keine Versionierung brauchen. Medienimpulse, Volume: 26 (1), 2018. [Link] [PDF] [Online] [BibTex]
  1. Philipp Zech, Erwan Renaudo, Simon Haller, Xiang Zhang, Justus Piater, Action representations in robotics: A taxonomy and systematic classification. International Journal of Robotics Research 38 (5), pp. 518–562, 2019. [Link] [PDF] [Abstract] [BibTeX]

  2. Thiusius Savarimuthu, Anders Buch, Christian Schlette, Nils Wantia, Jürgen Rossmann, David Martínez, Guillem Alenyà, Carme Torras, Aleš Ude, Bojan Nemec, Aljaž Kramberger, Florentin Wörgötter, Eren Aksoy, Jeremie Papon, Simon Haller, Justus Piater, Norbert Krüger, Teaching a Robot the Semantics of Assembly Tasks . IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 48 (5), pp. 670–692, 2018. © IEEE [Link] [PDF] [Abstract] [BibTeX]

  3. Stefan Spiss, Yeongmi Kim, Simon Haller, Matthias Harders, Comparison of Tactile Signals for Collision Avoidance on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Haptic Interaction (Proceedings of the 2nd Asia Haptics Conference, 2016), pp. 393–399, 2018. Springer LNEE 432. © Springer-Verlag [Link] [PDF] [Abstract] [BibTeX]

  4. Philipp Zech, Simon Haller, Safoura Rezapour Lakani, Barry Ridge, Emre Ugur, Justus Piater, Computational models of affordance in robotics: a taxonomy and systematic classification. Adaptive Behavior 25 (5), pp. 235–271, 2017. [Link] [PDF] [Abstract] [BibTeX]

  5. Thiusius R. Savarimuthu, Anders G. Buch, Yang Yang, Simon Haller, Jeremie Papon, David Martínez, Eren Aksoy, Manipulation Monitoring and Robot Intervention in Complex Manipulation Sequences. Workshop on Robotic Monitoring, 2014 (Workshop at RSS). Extended Abstract. [Link] [PDF] [BibTeX]

  6. David Martínez, Guillem Alenyà, Pablo Jiménez, Carme Torras, Jürgen Roßmann, Nils Wantia, Eren Aksoy, Simon Haller, Justus Piater, Active Learning of Manipulation Sequences. International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5671–5678, 2014. © IEEE [Link] [PDF] [Abstract] [BibTeX]

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  • Bryan Fasching (starting 04/2020)
  • Adnan Ali (05/2018 - 05/2019)
  • Tizian Müller (09/2014 - 02/2018)

(Co-)Supervised Theses

Teaching Assistance

  • Enabling Music II [VU 703709 | summer term: 2020]postponed to 2021
  • Connective Playthings [VU/PR 800770/1 | summer term: 2019]
  • Fachpraktikum [PR 627824 | winter term: 2018/19]
  • Informatik Praktikum Robotik [PR 703051 | summer term: 2018]
  • Enabling Music [SE 800709 | winter term: 2017/18]
  • Bridge-Course [VO 703000 | winter term: 2012-2018]
  • Introduction to Autonomous and Intelligent Systems [PS 703031 | summer term: 2013-2017]


Initiatives, Events, Misc

Boards and Organisations

  • Chairman of the registered association “brainity” (since 2006)
  • Chairman of the registered association “Natur Mensch Technik” (since 2003)
  • Member of the academic senate at the University of Innsbruck (2004-2009)
  • Member of the science student representative body (2004-2007).
  • Member of the student's counsel for Informatics Students (2003-2008).
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