Joerg Widmer

Research Professor (tenured) & Research Director
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 in 2000 and 2003, respectively. 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 13 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, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, as well as a Spanish Ramón y Cajal grant. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM.


Former team members

  • Aditya Amah.
  • Danilo de Donno
  • Adrian Loch
  • Gek Hong Sim
  • Thomas Nitsche
  • Nicola Bui
  • Foivos Michelinakis
  • Carlos Cuadrado
  • Irene Tejado
  • Guido Fioravanti
  • Alba de Juanas
  • Magnuss Offermanns
  • Roberto Santos
  • Swetank Kumar Saha
  • Maria Scalabrin
  • Maria Peral
  • Alejandro Ranchal
  • Boram Jin
  • Bana Shehadeh
  • Carlos Mendoza
  • Enrique Llorente
  • Norbert Ludant
  • Matteo Marugan
  • Carlos Andrés
  • Guillermo Bertolomé