Distributed Systems

Bio

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Short Bio

Olaf Landsiedel is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Kiel, Germany. In addition, he is adjunct at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. His research focuses on Distributed and Networked Systems, and he is particularly passionate about the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Intelligent Systems, Applied AI, and Edge & Fog Computing. From 2012 to 2018 he was an Assistant and later tenured Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology. And from 2010 to 2012 he spent two years as Postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, and the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS). He received his PhD from RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 2010. His awards include the Best Paper Awards at ACM SenSys 2013 and EWSN 2019, the SSF Future Research Leader Award 2017, the “Lecturer of the Year 2014 Award” at Chalmers University and the "Best-Prof-Award 2019" from the Student Union in Computer Science at Kiel University. 

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Bio

  • since 2018: Full Professor (W3) in the Distributed Systems Group, Department of Computer Science, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
  • 2016 - 2018: Associate Professor (tenured, Docent) in the Networks and Systems Division, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden 
    • Associated with the Distributed Computing and Systems Group
    • 2016: Docent Degree in Computer Science from Chalmers University of Technology (similar to "Habilitation" in Germany).
  • 2012-2016: Assistant Professor (Forskarassistent) in the Networks and Systems Division, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden 
    • Associated with the Distributed Computing and Systems Group
    • March 2015: Visiting Professor in Kay Römer’s group at TU Graz, Austria
  • 2010 - 2012, PostDoc with Mikael Johansson in the Automatic Control Lab, School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. 
    • Co-hosted by the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) in the Networked Embedded Systems (NES) group of Thiemo Voigt.
    • Associated with the interdisciplinary Linnaeus Center “Autonomic Complex Communication Networks, Signals and Systems (ACCESS)”
    • February 2011: Guest Researcher in the SING group of Phil Levis in Stanford
    • In part, supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation
  • 2004 - 2010, PhD Student at the “Communication and Distributed Systems Group” of Klaus Wehrle at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and University of Tübingen, Germany 
  • 2002 - 2004, Graduate Student in Computer Science at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas 
  • 1999-2002, Undergraduate Student in Computer Science and Business (Minor) at the University of Kiel, Germany

 

Other notable items

  • Fulbright and Direct Exchange Scholarships for study abroad (2002/2003)
  • Reached the national finals of the German “Olympics” in Mathematics as High School Student (1997)
  • Reached the national finals in Badminton with my team and we ranked first in the federal state (as team captain, 1995)
  • Youth coach for Badminton (1995-97)
  • Badminton team manager (“Sportwart”) (2000-2002)