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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Adam Wolisz

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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 systems.

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 has been leading until 2018 the Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN).

In the period 2001-2018 he has been Executive Director of the Institute for Telecommunication Systems, grouping the activities in Communications, Networking and Distributed Systems

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.

In the period 2005-2017 he has been adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley, Dept EE&CS, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), where he is now visiting researcher.

Since October 2018 he is an ECDF (Eintein Center Digital Future) Fellow.

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 mobile multimedia communication, sensor networks, and 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 over 200 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 Systems (KuVS).