Technical Leads

Dr. Isabel Tonin

VM Core Team Leader

Dr. Isabel Tonin has been a project and team leader at aicas for many years now, working on algorithms, automation tools and industrial process management systems.

Isabel has been active both in the IT market and in research for a few decades. Early on she cofounded an IT consulting firm in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and contributed to many research projects, including some that helped to develop global technology standards. Upon completing her Ph.D. in Brazil at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Isabel moved to Germany to pursue postdoc work at the University of Karlsruhe.

Even more than Information Technology and Java Modeling, Isabel loves her big family. She likes to cook and bake for them and uses fresh fruits and vegetables from her own garden. She also enjoys spending time with her small child and is therefore especially concerned about the environment, going the extra mile in recycling to keep the planet clean for the future generations.


Michael Reimann

Customer Delivery Lead

Michael Reimann leads the Application Frameworks Team at aicas since 2013.

With a Degree in Computer Science from KIT, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), he specialized in Robotics and Automation, Machine Learning and Autonomous Cars, also gathering experience and expertise in areas like Cognitive Systems and Human Machine Interfaces. Having led successfully the product lines JamaicaCAR and JamaicaIoT, he currently manages the Engineering for aicas’ new, pioneering projects aimed at various segments.

Michael is an accomplished musician, being organist and choirmaster at the St. Raphael parish. He lives in Karlsruhe and is team captain at SSC Badminton, where he also coaches beginners.


Dr. Vladimir Nikolov

Realtime and Frameworks Team Leader

Dr. Vladimir Nikolov, recently joined aicas as Application Frameworks Architect. Originally from Bulgaria, Vladimir studied Computer Sciences at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, and got his PhD from the Ulm University.

Prior to aicas, Vladimir worked as a postdoc at the Ulm University where he participated in several research projects. His research was focused on adaptive real-time systems and on specialized operating and runtime systems for HPC and clouds. After his academic career Vladimir also worked on the Autonomous Driving at BMW.

In his free time, Vladimir likes to travel and enjoy arts and cultural events.