Joerg Widmer

Research Professor (tenured) & Research Strategy Manager
at IMDEA Networks

Research interests

My research interests are primarily in the area of wireless networking and communication, with research topics ranging from millimeter-wave communication, MAC layer design, and interference management to wireless transport protocols and anticipatory networks. I am particularly interested in putting theoretical results into practice and extensively work with wireless testbeds and software defined radios.

Short biography

Joerg Widmer is Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid, Spain. He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Mannheim, Germany, Germany in 2000 and 2003, respectively. His research focuses primarily on wireless networks, ranging from MAC layer design and interference management to mobile network architectures. From 2005 to 2010, he was manager of the Ubiquitous Networking Research Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs in Munich, Germany, leading several projects in the area of mobile and cellular networks. Before, he worked as post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, Switzerland on ultra-wide band communication and network coding. He was a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA and University College London, UK. Joerg Widmer authored more than 100 conference and journal papers and three IETF RFCs, holds several patents, serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and regularly participates in program committees of several major conferences. Recently, he was awarded an ERC consolidator grant as well as a Spanish Ramon y Cajal grant. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM.



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