Alumni

Doctoral Graduates

The following team members of Bettstetter received a doctoral degree from the University of Klagenfurt (Dr. techn. or Ph.D.) under his supervision:

 
Dr. Helmut Adam (2011)
Cooperative diversity in wireless networks: Relay selection and medium access
Joined as Dipl.-Ing. in Telematics from TU Graz
Is now Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead at SSI Schaefer IT Solutions GmbH (Graz area)

 
Dr. Torsten Andre (2015)
Autonomous exploration by robot teams: Coordination, communication, and collaboration
Joined as Dipl.-Ing. in Computer Engineering from RWTH Aachen
Is now Project Manager at Infineon Technologies Austria AG (Villach)

Dr. Mahin K. Atiq has been a scientific staff member in my team at the University of Klagenfurt from 2014 until 2019, where she performed research and teaching on wireless networks and communication protocols. She received her doctoral degree in technical sciences for her dissertation “Interference dynamics in wireless networks” in 2021 and is now a researcher at Silicon Austria Labs. Mahin also holds a master degree in information and communication engineering from Sejong University in Seoul.

 
Dr. Dr. Günther Brandner (2015)
Experimental evaluation of firefly synchronization and cooperative relaying in wireless networks
Joined as Dipl.-Ing. in Informatics and Dipl.-Ing. in Technical Mathematics both from U Klagenfurt
Is now at KELAG AG (Klagenfurt)

 
Dr. Sérgio Crisóstomo (2012)
Information dissemination in random networks
Is now Assistant Professor at Universidade do Porto

 
Dr. Alexander Gogolev (2014)
Randomized binary majority consensus: Efficiency and robustness
Joined as MSc in Computer Science from Petrozavodsk State University
Is now Scientist at ABB (Mannheim area)

Dr. Pasquale Grippa joined my team with a master degree in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno. During his employment as a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt, he developed multidisciplinary interests in the analysis of networked, stochastic, and self-organizing systems and worked on drone-based delivery and autonomous cable car systems. His doctoral degree in technical sciences was awarded by the University of Klagenfurt in 2021 for his dissertation “Job assignment, access control and dimensioning in autonomous transportation systems”. Pasquale is currently a senior researcher at Lakeside Labs GmbH in the field of autonomous multi-robot systems.

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Dr. Samira Hayat graduated in telecommunications from the University of Trento before she joined the University of Klagenfurt. As research and teaching staff member, she focused on multi-drone systems, specifically on wireless networking and path planning. She also developed interest in the ethical and social implications of drones, and talked about this topic at popular conferences, like re:publica and TEDxCERN. In 2021, Samira received her doctoral degree in technical sciences from the University of Klagenfurt for her dissertation “Drone networks for search and rescue”. She was a guest researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. Samira is currently a project staff member at the University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs. She is also the founder of Bellatrace.

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Dr. Johannes Klinglmayr (2013)
Self-organizing network synchronization: Convergence and robustness in pulse-coupled oscillator systems
Joined as Dipl.-Ing. in Technical Maths from TU Wien and MA in Applied Maths from U Michigan
Is now Senior Researcher at Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH

 
Dr. Nikolaj Marchenko (2013)
Resource-efficient relay selection in cooperative wireless networks
Joined as Dipl.-Ing. in Computer Engineering from RWTH Aachen
Is now Research Engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart area)

 
Dr. Wasif Masood (2017)
Evaluation of time synchronization in real deployments of wireless sensor networks
Joined as Dipl.-Ing. in Software Systems Engineering from RWTH Aachen
Is now Senior Manager (Customer Experience Analytics) at Deutsche Telekom AG (Vienna)

 
Dr. Raheeb Muzaffar (2016)
Routing and video streaming in drone networks
Joined as MS in Information Technology from NUST Pakistan
Is now Scientist at Silicon Austria Labs GmbH (Linz)

Dr. Udo Schilcher studied applied informatics and mathematics before he joined my team as a research and teaching staff member in 2005. He received the doctoral degree in technical sciences from the University of Klagenfurt in 2011 with his dissertation “Inhomogeneous node distributions and interference in wireless networks“. Udo then held senior positions at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems and at Lakeside Labs GmbH. His main interests are in wireless networks, stochastic geometry, and self-organization. He is now a senior staff member at our institute, where he teaches courses in stochastic networks and programming in C and Mathematica.

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Dr. Alexander Tyrrell received an MEE in telecommunications and signal processing from ESIEE Paris and a master of research in communication systems from UPMC Paris 6 and ENST Paris in 2005. He received the doctoral degree in technical sciences from the University of Klagenfurt in 2009 with his dissertation “Firefly synchronization in wireless networks.” After working as a researcher in the wireless group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs in Munich, he joined Rohde & Schwarz, where became a protocol stack developer for 4G and 5G mobile testers (2011–2018). Since 2018, Alexander has been working in the area of advanced driver-assistance systems at BMW AG (Munich area).

Senior Researchers and PostDocs

 
Dr. Alessandro Crismani (2013)
Joined as PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Trieste
Is now Test and Measurement Engineer at u-blox AG

 
Prof. Wilfried Elmenreich (2007 – 2013)
Joined as Dr. techn. from TU Wien
Is now Professor for Smart Grids at University of Klagenfurt

 
Dr. Vladimir Vukadinovic (2014 – 2015)
Joined as Dr. in Telecommunication from KTH Stockholm
Is now with Nokia

 
Prof. Evşen Yanmaz (2008 – 2014)
Joined as PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University
Is now Assistant Professor at Özyeğin University