Dr. Marcus Handte


NameMarcus Handte
PositionSenior Researcher
AddressSchützenbahn 70
Building SA
45127 Essen


  • 2013 – Habilitation in Computer Science from Universität Duisburg-Essen (Topic: A Framework for Context-aware Applications)
  • 2009PhD in Natural Sciences from Universität Stuttgart (Topic: System-support for Adaptive Pervasive Applications)
  • 2003Diplom in Computer Science from Universität Stuttgart (Specializations: Software Engineering, Distributed Systems)
  • 2002Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (Specialization: Programming Languages)
  • 1997Abitur from Albert-Schäffle-Schule in Nürtingen (Specializations: Mathematics, Business Administration)


  • Since 11.2009 Universität Duisburg-Essen, Senior Researcher (Networked Embedded Systems)
  • 08.2007–10.2009 Fraunhofer IAIS, Researcher and Project Leader (Cooperating Objects)
  • 08.2003–07.2007 Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme, Researcher (Distributed Systems)
  • 01.2002–07.2002 Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Assistant (Programming Languages)
  • 09.2002–12.2002 T-Systems GEI GmbH, Intern, (Software Consulting)
  • 07.2000–12.2000 debis Systemhaus MEB GmbH, Freelance Software Developer (Product Development)


  • MOIN (BMVI, MFUND) – A Nationwide Mobility Index
  • INNAMORUHR (VM NRW) – Integrated and sustainable mobility for Ruhr
  • TALAKO (BMWI) – Inductive taxi charging concept for public spaces
  • SMATA (BMVI, MFUND) – Smart platform for the data-driven networking of taxi and charging operations
  • FAIR (BMVI, MFUND) – A user-friendly provisioning of climate and weather data
  • SIMON (FP7, CIP) – Assisted Mobility for Older and Impaired Users
  • GAMBAS (FP7, STREP) – Adaptive Data Acquisition, Privacy-preserving Sharing
  • LIVING++ (BMWi, EraSME) – Automatic Activity Recognition, Communication
  • WEBDA (BMBF, AAL) – RFID-based Object Localization and Person Tracking
  • PECES (FP7, STREP) – Secure Communication, Trustworhty Context Management
  • 3PC (DFG, SP1140) – Peer-based Communication and Distributed Application Configuration


  • Lecture: Net-based Applications, Universität Stuttgart, WT06/07
  • Lab: Intelligent and Interactive Screens, Universität Bonn, ST08, ST09
  • Lab: Web-Development with Typo3, Universität Bonn, WT07/08
  • Lab: Distributed Application Development with Enterprise Java Beans, Universität Stuttgart, ST05, WT05/06
  • Exercise: High Performance Networking, Universität Bonn, ST09
  • Seminar: Pervasive Computing/Sensor Networks, Universität Bonn,  WT07/08, ST08, WT08/09, ST09
  • Lab: Microcomputer Systems, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT09/10, ST10
  • Lab: Computer Architecture, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT10/11, WT11/12, WT12/13, WT13/14
  • Project: Context Recognition with Mobile Devices, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT09/10, ST10, WT10/11, ST11, WT11/12, ST12, WT12/13, ST13, WT13/14, WT14/15
  • Project: Context Prediction, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT13/14
  • Project: Indoor Localization, Universität Duisburg-Essen, WT13/14
  • Project: Augmented Reality Navigation, Universität Duisburg-Essen, ST16, ST17
  • Project: Remote Rendering of Geospatial Data, Universität Duisburg-Essen, ST16/17
  • Seminar: Context Recognition, Universität Duisburg-Essen,  WT09/10, ST10, WT10/11, ST11, WT11/12, ST12, WT12/13, ST13, WT13/14, WT14/15, WT15/16, ST16, WT16/17
  • Case Study: Location-based Services, Universität Duisburg-Essen, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18
  • Lecture: Pervasive Computing, WT15/16, WT16/17, WT17/18, WT18/19, ST19, ST20
  • Project Group: Location-based Services, WT17/18
  • Exercises: Programming Java, ST18, ST19, ST20
  • Exercises: Programming C/C++, WT18/19, WT19/20
  • Project: Android-based Robot Control, ST19
  • Project Group: Crowd Sourcing of Temperature Data, WT19/20

Bachelor Theses

  • Gathering and Matching of User Information Derived from Social Networks, March 2010
  • A System for Inertia-based Distance Estimation using Mobile Phones, July 2012
  • A System for Detecting the On-Body Placement of Mobile Phones, July 2012
  • An Android-based Board Game with Board Recognition, October 2012
  • A Visualization Tool for Localization Data, January 2013
  • A System for the Recognition of the Mode of Transportation using Mobile Phones, January 2013
  • A System for Audio-based Distributed Speaker Detection, May 2013
  • A BASE Extension for Spontaneous Device Interaction using Wi-Fi Direct, July 2013
  • A Framework for the Derivation of and Conflict Detection in Generic Privacy Policies from Social Networks, February 2014
  • System Support for Offline Maps on Android Devices, August 2014
  • A Smartphone-based Recognition System for Speed Limit Signs, August 2015

Master Theses

  • A Component System for Resource-efficient Context Recognition, August 2010
  • An Adaptive Protocol for Resource-efficient Data Synchronization, March 2012
  • Reference-based Indoor Localization using Passive RFID Technology, April 2012
  • Design and Evaluation of a Multi-modal Presence Detection System, May 2013
  • An Accurate Passive WLAN-based Localization System, November 2014
  • Automatic Detection of WLAN Signal Propagation Changes, January 2015
  • Robust Localization of Objects using Passive RFID, March 2015
  • An Extensible Engine for Adaptive Transit Routing, April 2015
  • Precise Person Tracking with Active RFID, April 2015


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C. W. Frank, F. Kaspar, J. D. Keller, T. Adams, M. Felkers, B. Fischer, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón, H. Paulsen, M. Neteler, J. Schiewe, M. Schuchert, C. Nickel, R. Wacker, Richard Figura: FAIR: A Project to Realize a User-Friendly Exchange of Open Weather Data. Advances in Science and Research, 17 , pp. 183–190, 2020. (Type: Journal Article | Links)
Peter Roch, Bijan Shahbaz Nejad, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: Systematic Optimization of Image Processing Pipelines Using GPUs. Bebis, George, Yin, Zhaozheng, Kim, Edward, Bender, Jan, Subr, Kartic, Kwon, Bum Chul, Zhao, Jian, Kalkofen, Denis, Baciu, George (Ed.): Advances in Visual Computing, pp. 633–646, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2020, ISBN: 978-3-030-64559-5. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)
Bijan Shahbaz Nejad, Peter Roch, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: A Driver Guidance System to Support the Stationary Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles. Bebis, George, Yin, Zhaozheng, Kim, Edward, Bender, Jan, Subr, Kartic, Kwon, Chul Bum, Zhao, Jian, Kalkofen, Denis, Baciu, George (Ed.): Advances in Visual Computing, pp. 319–331, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2020, ISBN: 978-3-030-64559-5. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)
Alexander Julian Golkowski, Marcus Handte, Peter Roch, Pedro José Marrón: Quantifying the Impact of the Physical Setup of Stereo Camera Systems on Distance Estimations. 2020 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC), pp. 210-217, 2020. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links)


Richard Figura, Frank Kaspar, Jan Keller, Till Adams, Miriam Felkers, Bernd Fischer, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón, Hinrich Paulsen, Jochen Schiewe, Marvin Schuchert, Richard Wacker: FAIR – User-friendly provisioning of Climate- and Weather Data. 09.09.2019. (Type: Presentation | Abstract | Links)
Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón, Gregor Schiele, Manuel Serrano: Adaptive Middleware for the Internet of Things - The GAMBAS Approach. River Publishers, 2019, ISBN: 9788793519787. (Type: Book | Links)


Falk Brockmann, Richard Figura, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: RSSI based passive detection of persons for estimating properties of waiting lines using Bluetooth Low Energy. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN 18), 2018. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Falk Brockmann, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marròn: CutiQueue: People Counting in Waiting Lines Using Bluetooth Low Energy Based Passive Presence Detection. 14th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'18), Rome, Italy, 2018. (Type: Inproceedings | )


Ngewi Fet, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: Autonomous Adaptation of Indoor Localization Systems in Smart Environments. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 9 (1), pp. 7–20, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | )
Ngewi Fet, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: Autonomous Signal Source Displacement Detection and Recalibration of Fingerprinting-based Indoor Localization Systems. 8th International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN2017), Sapporo, Japan, 2017. (Type: Inproceedings | )
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