Michael Borkowski

Dipl.-Ing., BSc
Software Engineer, Distributed Systems Researcher

I am a computer scientist and software engineer. Currently, I am employed as a research assistant at TU Wien and pursuing my PhD. While Vienna is my hometown, I like to travel a lot. I am also an enthusiastic photographer, tennis player, runner, hobbyist drone pilot, and enjoy playing various instruments.

Skill Overview

Conceptual Skills

Computer Science Research Distributed Systems Cloud Computing Resource Optimization
Project Management Software Testing Continuous Integration Software Quality

Selection of Technical Skills

Java Spring C#/.NET Maven Docker LaTeX Git
Linux (Arch Linux, Ubuntu/Debian) Network Design C/C++ Embedded Systems

Professional Experience

Ongoing since 2015

Research and development within EU projects, teaching assistance activities.

Flatout Technologies GmbH

Vienna, Austria
Systems Architect, DevOps

Various tasks in a young Austrian smart home start-up company, ranging from programming, to administrative and organizational tasks, to coordinating and planning roles.

  • Technical project coordination, interlocking of development and business aspects
  • Software architecture and software design
  • Development and operations, continuous integration, co-management of testing and deployment lifecycles
  • Backend development within a cloud-based smart home system (Java, Z-Wave)

Teaching assistance, lab supervision, support and assistance for undergraduate (Bachelor's) students. Involved in the teaching of the following courses:

  • Einführung in das Programmieren
  • Programmierpraxis

ASFINAG Service GmbH

Verkehrsmanagement/Systemtechnik IT & ZT

Vienna, Austria
Intern Position

Two-month summer internship during my Bachelor's studies. Development of an integrated data consolidation solution and various other technical tasks. The following key technologies were used:

  • .NET/C#, WPF
  • Big Data and Algorithmics

Siemens AG Österreich


Vienna, Austria
Intern Positions
2007 and 2008

Two one-month summer internships during my high school education. Design of an HTML frontend for a Web application (2007), as well as development, testing and rollout of an existing software project (2008). The following key technologies were used:

  • Java, JSP, Velocity
  • .NET/C#, WPF, WCF
  • Web Services


Fields of Interest

Optimization of cost, performance and resource utilization in cloud computing; cloud manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT; prediction-based proactive systems; machine learning; blockchain technologies.



Journal Articles

M. Borkowski, W. Fdhila, M. Nardelli, S. Rinderle-Ma, S. Schulte. Event-based Failure Prediction in Distributed Business Processes. Information Systems, Volume NN, Number N, N-NN (accepted for publication), Elsevier, 2018.

O. Skarlat, M. Nardelli, S. Schulte, M. Borkowski, P. Leitner. Optimized IoT Service Placement in the Fog. Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp. 427-443, Springer, 2017.

Conference/Workshop Proceedings

M. Borkowski, C. Hochreiner, S. Schulte. Moderated Resource Elasticity for Stream Processing Applications. International Workshop on Autonomic Solutions for Parallel and Distributed Data Stream Processing (Auto-DaSP 2017) at 23rd International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2017), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2017, pp. NN-NN (accepted for publication).

M. Borkowski, S. Schulte, C. Hochreiner. Predicting Cloud Resource Utilization. 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2016), Shanghai, China, 2016, pp. 37-42.

O. Skarlat, S. Schulte, M. Borkowski, P. Leitner. Resource Provisioning for IoT Services in the Fog. 9th IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2016), Macau, China, 2016, pp. 32-39.

M. Borkowski, O. Skarlat, S. Schulte, S. Dustdar. Prediction-Based Prefetch Scheduling in Mobile Service Applications. 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2016), San Francisco, CA, 2016, pp. 41-48.

C. Hochreiner, P. Waibel, M. Borkowski. Bridging Gaps in Cloud Manufacturing with 3D Printing. Proceedings of Informatik 2016, volume 259 of Lecture Notes in Informatics, pp. 1623-1626.

O. Skarlat, M. Borkowski, S. Schulte. Towards a Methodology and Instrumentation Toolset for Cloud Manufacturing. CPPS Workshop (CPS Week 2016), Vienna, Austria, 2016, pp. 1-4.

S. Schulte, M. Borkowski, C. Hochreiner, M. Klusch, A. Murguzur, O. Skarlat, P. Waibel. Bringing Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing to Reality with CREMA. Workshop on Intelligent Systems Configuration Services for Flexible Dynamic Global Production Networks (FLEXINET) at the 8th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA 2016), pp. 407-413.


M. Borkowski. Smart Prefetching for Mobile Users under Volatile Network Conditions. Diploma Thesis, Technische Universität Wien. August 2015.

M. Borkowski. ACTA in a Nutshell: Das Handelsabkommen ACTA in seinen wichtigsten Zügen. Bachelor Thesis, Technische Universität Wien. July 2012.

Scientific Activities: Reviewer


Doctorate, Computer Science

Technische Universität Wien
Ongoing since 2015
Doctoral (PhD) studies. Core Topic: Predictive Approaches in the Cloud.

DI, Computer Science

Technische Universität Wien
Software Engineering. Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) studies equivalent to Master of Science (MSc). Thesis: Smart Prefetching for Mobile Users under Volatile Network Conditions.

BSc, Computer Science

Technische Universität Wien



English: Proficient (C2)

German: Native Speaker (bilingually raised)

Polish: Native Speaker (bilingually raised)

French: Intermediate (A2)

Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS): Elementary (A1)

Hobbies and Bio

My hobbies include photography, tennis, skiing, running and flying my self-built drone. I also play the piano, guitar and electric bass and sing in a choir whenever time permits it. I also enjoy studying non-verbal communication and have taken courses in sign language.

I have Polish roots and live in the 13th district of Vienna. I have a younger sister.


If you want to get in touch, feel free to contact me anytime. I usually respond within one or two days.

I am happy to help with the following:

  • Software Architecture and Design, Project Consulting and Coordination
  • Planning, Design and Development of Distributed Systems
  • Software Development, Focus on Java, C#/.NET
  • Development Operations (DevOps), End-to-End Software Testing, Continuous Integration
  • Linux Administration and Server Management

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