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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adam Wolisz
Adam Wolisz was born in 1950 in Gliwice, Poland. He obtained his degrees:
Dipl.-Ing. in Control Engineering, Dr.-Ing. and Habilitation (both in
Computer Engineering) respectively in 1972, 1976 and 1983, all at the
Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, Poland. Since 1972 - 1989
he was with the Institute of Complex Control Systems (later renamed
to institute of Theoretical and Applied informatics) of the Polish Academy
of Sciences (since 1978 as head of the research laboratory), working
initially on real-time operating systems and computerised industrial
control systems, and since 1980 on computer networks and distributed
From 1990-1993 he was with the Research Institute for Open Communication
Systems of the German National Research Center for Computer Science
(GMD-Fokus) in Berlin heading activities on quantitative aspects of
high-speed networks and multimedia systems.
Since 1993 he is a Chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science at the Technical University Berlin where he has established
and is heading the Telecommunication
Networks Group (TKN).
Currently he is Executive Director of the Institute for Telecommunication
Systems, grouping the activities in Communications, Networking and Distributed
In the period 1998-2003 he has been member of the directorate of the
GMD-Fokus (later Fraunhofer-Fokus).
In the period 2001-2003 he has been the first dean of the newly established
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the TUB.
Since 2005 he is Adjunct Professor,
Dept EE&CS, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Wireless
His research interests are in architectures and protocols of communication
networks as well as in protocol engineering with impact on performance
and QoS aspects. Recently he is working mainly on
o mobile multimedia communication
o sensor networks
o cognitive / cooperative wireless systems
The research topics are usually investigated by a combination of simulation
studies and real experiments.
His teaching activities encompass courses on Communication Networks
and Protocols, Wireless/Mobile Networks and Performance Analysis of
Communication Networks. He has authored 2 books and authored or co-authored
papers in technical journals and conference proceedings.
He is senior member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society (including
the TCCC and TCPC) and member of ITG. He is a member of the Steering
Board of the GI/ITG Technical Committee on Communication and Distributed
I have had the pleasure to work with a lot of outstanding people:
Former Research Associates (have worked with me in their post-doc phase)
Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker, now Professor
at Technische Universität Berlin and
head of the research group at FhG FOKUS
Ph.D. Henning Schulzrinne,
now Professor at Columbia University
Ph.D. Martin Reisslein, now
Associate Professor at the Arizona State University
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Carle,
now Professor at Universität Tübingen
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Holger Karl,
now Professor at the Universität Paderborn.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Schäfer,
now Professor at the
Technische Universität Ilmenau.
Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu, now Professor at
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Barbara van Schewick, now Assistant Professor
of Law at the Stanford Law School at Stanford.
Dr.-Ing. James Gross, now Assistant Professor at the
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