Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire

OpenTech EDV Research

After working on Magnetic bearing control systems at the Technical University of Vienna, in 1995 Nicholas Mc Guire moved towards the other end of the spectrum towards clusters at the Inst. for Computational Material Science at the University of Vienna. With the focus shifting to real-time and distributed embedded systems, initially maintaining RTLinux/GPL (2001-2005), safety related systems were an almost natural next step in 2003. Nicholas main topic is system safety since he founded OpenTech, with a special focus on the utilization of FLOSS/COTS components in safety-related systems and thus integration of high-complexity pre-existing (SOUP) components while retaining system level safety properties.