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Dirk Trossen

University of Cambridge

Dirk Trossen, Senior Researcher in the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University, has more than ten years of experience in network architectures and wireless technology with main contributions in the area of inter-domain networking, seamless handovers and physical network overlays. He designed a platform for participatory wireless sensing, available under open source license. Dirk is one of the main drivers of the EIFFEL think tank. He was the technical lead for the EU project PSIRP, working on a novel internetworking architecture based on information. He now leads the successor project PURSUIT. He also technically leads a UK-funded project on lifestyle management. Dirk held prior positions as a Chief Researcher with BT Research and as a Principal Scientist at Nokia Research. He is also a research affiliate with the Advanced Network Architecture group at MIT CSAIL. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences and journals and holds currently 27 international patents.