Kolloquium SoSe 2019
Prof. Dr. Anna Förster
When: Mo, 06.05.2019, at 17:00
Where: Room B-201
Opportunistic Networks - Challenges and Opportunities
Opportunistic networks are comprised of end-user devices, connected directly to each other through localized wireless communication technologies. They enable the direct communication between those devices without the need of an infrastructure. This is their main challenge and their main advantage at the same time. One one hand, they enable communication where infrastructure is not available or has been damaged. On the other hand, they result in high possible delays and cannot guarantee delivery. In this talk we discuss the main properties and challenges of opportunistic networks, where they come from and current research trends.
Anna Förster obtained her MSc degree in computer science and aerospace engineering from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 2004 and her PhD degree in self-organising sensor networks from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, in 2009. She also worked as a junior business consultant for McKinsey&Company, Berlin, between 2004 and 2005. From 2010 to 2014, she was a researcher and lecturer at SUPSI (the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland). Since 2015, she leads the Sustainable Communication Networks group at the University of Bremen.
Her main research interests lie in self-organising and autonomous sensor and opportunistic networks. She applies various artificial intelligence techniques, like machine learning and swarm intelligence, to various aspects of wireless communication protocols and applications. Furthermore, she is active in designing and developing simulation models and benchmarks for wireless networks. Her research group is especially focused to how to achieve better sustainability of communication networks on one side and how to boost everyday sustainability by innovative applications.
Prof. Dr. Mathias Fischer
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