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Dirk Pesch

Principal Investigator


Dr Dirk Pesch, a Principal Investigator at CONNECT, is Professor in the School of Computer Science and IT at University College Cork. Previously, he was head of the Nimbus Research Centre at Cork Institute of Technology.

Dirk’s research interests focus on design and performance characterisation of algorithms, protocols, services and system architectures for wireless and mobile networks, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems and their applications to smart, energy efficient buildings and sustainable cities and assisted living. He is also interested in interoperability and co-existence issues of Internet of Things systems and applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has co-authored over 200 scientific publications including three edited books/paper collections.

Dirk is the director of the SFI funded Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies, a doctoral training initiative closely align with the CONNECT Centre. He is also an investigator and member of the steering committee of CONNECT’s ENABLE Smart Cities and Communities research programme.

He is currently on the editorial board of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor NetworksSpringer Wireless Networks and MDPI Sensors. He served previously on the editorial board of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) and Ad-Hoc Networks. He is involved in conference organisation through membership of several technical programme committees of conferences such as IEEE VTCIEEE PIMRCIEEE GlobecomIEEE ICCIEEE World Forum for the IoT, and several workshops co-located with IEEE PerCom. He is the TPC co-chair of IEEE WoWMoM 2020 in Cork and was the TPC chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring 2007 in Dublin and the TPC co-chair of ACM Buildsys 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland


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