Alexander Braun received his diploma in physics with a focus on laser fluorescence spectroscopy from the University of Göttingen in 2001. His PhD research in quantum optics and quantum computers was carried out at the University of Hamburg, resulting in a doctorate from the University of Siegen in 2007. He started working as an optical designer for camera-based ADAS with the company Kostal, and later became responsible for the optical quality of the series mass production. He went on to became a professor of physics at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in 2013, where he now researches optical metrology and optical models for simulation in the context of autonomous driving. He is a member of DPG, SPIE, IS&T and VDI, participating in norming efforts at IEEE (P2020) and VDI (FA 8.13), and currently serves on the advisory board for the AutoSens conference.