Vlad is also a co-founder of WebofThings.org and has a Ph.D. in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and a M.Sc. in computer science with a concentration in robotics and machine learning from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Widely published, Vlad is a recognized expert in the interconnection of networked embedded devices (sensor networks, robots, mobile phones, RFID, etc.) with higher-level applications using Web technologies.
He also worked as a researcher in urban and mobile computing at the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in USA and Singapore, in bio-acoustics and distributed signal processing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and in human-robot interaction and neurosciences the ATR International Research Center in Kyoto (Japan).He also gained industrial experience in factory automation and enterprise computing working as a research associate for SAP Research from 2007 to 2010.