Professor / University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Michael Schreckenberg was born 1956 in Düsseldorf, studied theoretical physics at the University of Cologne, where he got his PhD 1985 in statistical physics, Habilitation in 1991 on neural networks. 1994 he changed to the University of Duisburg-Essen where he became in 1997 the first (German) professor for Physics of Transport and Traffic. Since more than 25 years he is working on the analysis, modelling, simulation und optimization of transport systems in large networks, especially road traffic, and the influence of human behavior on it. His current activities include self-driving vehicles, the reaction of drivers on information, individual navigation systems, Car-2-Car communication and the efficiency of road works.