06. December 2016

Professor Falko Dressler named an IEEE Fellow

Professor Falko Dressler (Heinz Nixdorf Institute and Dept. of Computer Science, University of Paderborn) has been named an IEEE Fellow (class of 2017). He is being recognized for contributions to adaptive and self-organizing communication protocols in sensor and vehicular networks.

His work contributed to the literature with many fundamental theories and novel communication techniques for these networks. He identified the potentials of self-organization techniques very early and investigated these potentials first in the scope of sensor and actor networks. With his discoveries, he provided the foundations for a new generation of research on protocol design in massively distributed systems and large scale wireless networks. This work resulted in a ground-breaking model that can be applied to many problems in these areas but also to networks exhibiting a fast change of environmental conditions.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Professor Dressler holds the endowed chair for Distributed Embedded Systems at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute and the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Paderborn, where he is also a member of the University Senate. Before moving to Paderborn, he was a Full Professor at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck and an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Erlangen. Dr. Dressler received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Erlangen in 1998 and 2003, respectively.

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