Founder and CEO

rolandDr. Roland E. Haas studied Computer Science, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT) and the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany.

His studies were supported by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and the Mercedes-Benz Scholarship Foundation. He received his Doctorate degree from the Technical University of Clausthal in 1997.

He was a visiting researcher at the Kyushu Institute of Design, Fukuoka, Japan and at the Daimler Chrysler Research Center in Palo Alto, CA, USA. From 1993 to 1998 he was with the Daimler Group working in different divisions like Research & Technology, Passenger Car Engineering and IT Management. In 1999 he went to Airbus (then a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace) to head a new department in the R&D division.

In February 2001 he became the Managing Director of DaimlerChrysler’s Research and Technology Center in Bangalore, India (now Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India) which he led until 2006. Dr. Haas is an adjunct faculty member of the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) where he does research and teaching in Mechatronics, Embedded Systems, Automotive Electronics, Information Management, Virtual Product Creation and Product Lifecycle Management. In 2007 he founded the company QSO Technologies which was incubated at IIITB.