Making it work
ASE is an owner-operated consultancy. We are staffed by a young and dynamic team of engineers from a wide variety of disciplines. Besides loving what we do, we all share a passion for making things work: for turning theoretical knowledge into practical solutions. This is evident in our backgrounds. Almost all of us served professional apprenticeships, gaining hands-on experience in various industry settings, before going on to earn advanced degrees in our fields. We think this combination of expertise and a practical, hands-on approach defines us an organization, and has been a key to our success and the success of our clients.
The human touch
Although we are engineers, we are very aware of how important the human element is in successfully implementing change. As mentioned above, most of us served industrial apprenticeships before earning our degrees. That means we are used to working hands-on within an organization, and that we understand both management’s perspectives and priorities and those of employees. In doing our analyses, we gather the broadest possible perspectives, because good ideas can come from anywhere. Our skill in helping clients visualize solutions can also be used to help them explain change to all levels of their organization, something we think is very important to success, and which we are keen to support.
CEO, Dipl. Ing. FH. Data Analysis and Process Design
Uri Schtalheim specializes in the quantitative analysis and optimization of dynamic processes. After his studies he completed an internship in the research department of the Swiss National Bank. Afterwards, as a consultant at Savannah – Simulations AG, he developed models for the dynamic description of content management systems. Later on he designed and developed demand forecast and concepts for optimizing traffic flow at SBB Cargo.
Uri Schtalheim decided to join ASE because of the great demand for quantitative methods for describing dynamic systems.
Dir. Business Development
Sebastian is experienced in urban development, retail and transport. With his background as an entrepreneur as well as program director, he understands the needs and drives of our corporate clients. His passion for a good deal for everyone opens new creative paths that align perfectly with the constant expansion of ASE.
CEO Assistant, HR, office manager
Silvia Keller is CEO assistant and office manager at ASE. After her studies at the commercial college, Silvia Keller lived in Italian-speaking Ticino for several years. Back home in German-speaking Switzerland, she took a break from professional life to raise her children, donating her spare time to several organisations and social events. Now, she is back to work on a part-time basis.
Head of Pedestrian Counting System, BSc ZFH in Engineering and Management
Lukas Gamper joined ASE in 2014. He had studied quantitative and qualitative analysis of business processes as part of his degree in industrial engineering at Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Since 2015 Lukas Gamper has been leading our people counting systems team and also works as a project leader in this area.
Pedestrian Counting System, BSc in Computer Science, with Specialisation in Enterprise Computing UAS Zurich
Homajun Ahadyar has been working at ASE specializing in people counting systems and has been responsible for order processing and project management, as well as for systems support and maintenance.
Pascal von Burg
Pedestrian Counting System
Pascal von Burg manages and works on projects in pedestrian flow and counting systems. He is also involved in the integration and development of new technologies.
Data and Process Management, BSc ZFH in Engineering and Management
During his studies in Engineering and Management at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Stefan Ott's studies focused on quantitative and qualitative process analysis. He has been working at ASE since 2010 and mainly realises projects in the areas of software-based maintenance and sustainment management for technical infrastructures. In close cooperation with our customers, he designs process-based concepts and serves as liaison between customers and IT.
Pedestrian Counting System
Fabian Lang is technical specialist in the Pedistrian Counting System.He makes sure the projects run smothly and Support and Maintenance are of the highest standard. He is also involved in the development and application of new technologies.
Pedestrian Counting System
Ersan Denli, BSc UAS in Engineering and Management with Specialization in Business Mathematics. Ersan Denli joined ASE in 2017. During his time at Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Washington State University he specialized in fields related to data science, econometrics and financial mathematics.
Head of Modelling and Simulation, Dr. Sc. ETH Zurich
Basil Vitins specialized in optimizing and modeling transportation infrastructure during his master's degree studies at ETH Zurich. During his subsequent employment at Rapp Trans AG, he finalized multiple travel demand and supply models for various Swiss cities, and successfully applied them in travel demand forecast studies and infrastructure evaluations. During his doctoral studies at ETH Zurich, Basil Vitins established specific design recommendations for interdependent transport infrastructure such as network topologies and traffic hubs. He has contributed to work on various research projects in transportation as well as regional planning, modeling and simulation. For example, he evolved a new discrete destination choice model during his latest temporary posting in Singapore. He has also been continually improving his computer science skills.
Basil Vitins has been working at ASE since 2015 as a project manager in the fields of modeling, simulation, crowd management as well as optimization, safety and evacuation of high-use transport infrastructure. He also teaches transportation modeling at ETH Zurich.
Modelling and Simulation, MSc ETH Computer Science
After completing his bachelor's degree in data analysis and process design in 2003, Michael Moos worked as a scientific assistant for the Institute of Computational Physics at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur. For his first two years, he managed a research project for the optimization of distance sensors using ultrasound technology. In the following two years, he specialized his skills in software engineering. He developed a user interface for scientific software and later lead the development of software for the modelling and analysis of semiconductors. From 2007 to 2010, Michael Moos earned a Master's in Computer Science at ETH Zurich. During that time, was employed at ASE, primarily as a developer for current software tools.
After his master's studies, Michael Moos specialized in pedestrian dynamics. His competences cover the analysis and prediction of pedestrian counting data, the agent based simulation of pedestrian flows as well as the macroscopic dimensioning of infrastructures for pedestrians.
Modelling and Simulation, MSc ETH Mathematics
During Julia Wyslings Master studies in Mathematics at the ETH, she specialized in the fields of optimization and statistical data analysis. For her Master thesis at the «Institute for Operations Research» at the ETH she dealt with the optimal redistribution of loads in networks. During her studies, Julia already felt the importance of understanding the applications of Mathematics, which is why she didn’t just attend her regular lectures but combined her studies in Mathematics with subjects involving the field of transportation planning. This sparked her interest in modelling complex transport networks.
Modellierung und Simulation, MSc in Geography
After her Master's in Geography at the University of Zürich, Larissa Kessler focussed on geo-information and spatial planning, further developing her knowledge on scenario and prognostic modelling. As an experienced GIS specialist and expert geo data analyst, her strong suits are processing and analysing geographical data and recognising spatial connections. At ASE, Larissa Kessler specialises in railway stations and people flow, modelling both the flow of people and public transport vehicles at the railway station, and incorporates the results in the surrounding environment.
Head of Software Engineering, MSc ETH Computer Science
Mirwais is head of software engineering team and an ardent ScrumMaster aiming to adjust and improve each development iteration. Responsible for design, architecture and development of software products and customer solutions, Mirwais enjoys applying his skills through a variety of technologies. He is a tireless learner and an in time adopter of new and promising trends in computer science.
Since joining ASE in 2009, Mirwais and his team have successfully implemented web applications, REST APIs, windows services and data integration projects. Prior to ASE he completed an intership as a developer at the SIX Group.
Mirwais holds an MSc in computer science from ETH Zurich and a BSc from University of Geneva.
Since November 2016, Nikolay Kunev is supporting the team of software engineering as an application developer and will realize customized product solutions for ASE. His career in the field started with his sound apprenticeship in application development, which he successfully completed in 2013. Since then, Nikolay has accumulated a few years of work experience as a developer and has been studying at the same time to gain his technical baccalaureate. Later Nikolay plans to study software development in addition to his professional activities at ASE.
During the last few years, Asutosh has specialized in Software Architecture and Big Data Analysis. He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Rourkela, India. After that, he worked as a software developer and data scientist for around three years in two well-known international companies, Sapient and Caterpillar. In 2014, he decided to join the master program in software engineering at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. After his graduation, Asutosh supported the Agile and Dexterous Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich as a robotics software engineer, where he developed Unix drivers for a wide variety of robots.
Recently he joined ASE as a software engineer. Asutosh is an end-to-end product developer (full-stack engineering) who takes a wide view of the whole system.