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I am a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, Chair Design and Analysis of Communication Systems, of the University of Twente (UT). I received my M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Twente, the Netherlands in 1988, worked as a research staff member at the same university and received my Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 1995. I have also held a part-time position as researcher at KPN research, the Netherlands, from 1989 until 1991. From 1995 until 2003, I was with Ericsson EuroLab Netherlands, first as a senior strategic engineer, and from 1999 as a research department manager. From 1998 until 2003 I was also a part-time senior researcher at the University of Twente. I am program director of the Computer Science and Internet Science & Technology bachelor and master programs of University of Twente.

In 2011, I was a visiting professor at INRIA Rocquencourt, Paris. In 2002, I was a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. In 1992, I have performed part of my Ph.D. research at the University of Pennsylvania.

My area of research is Wireless Networks & Mobility. I am particularly interested in architectures, algorithms, and protocols for Cellular, Ad-hoc, and Vehicular Networks.

Recent Highlights
  • Appointed full professor in Wireless Networks & Mobility as of July 1, 2017.
  • Invited presentation at IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Workshop on Wireless Vehicular Communications, Halmstad, November 2, 2016
  • Best paper award (with Bernd Meijerink and Mitra Baratchi) for the paper "An efficient geographical addressing scheme for the Internet", at IFIP WWIC 2016.
  • Best paper award (with Mozhdeh Gholibeigi) for the paper “Analysis of Multi-Hop Broadcast in Vehicular
    Ad Hoc Networks: a Reliability Perspective”, at Wireless Days 2016.
  • Director of the Computer Science and Internet Science & Techology bachelor and master programmes at University of Twente

Current Research Projects

  • SALUS: Security And InteroperabiLity in Next Generation PPDR CommUnication InfrastructureS
  • Mobility 2.0: Co-operative ITS Systems for Enhanced Electric Vehicle Mobility (project movie)
  • Walnut - hard to crack: Wireless Ad-hoc Links using robust Noise-based Ultra-wideband Transmission (STW project)
  • WiNeMO: Wireless Networks for Moving Objects (Cost Action)

Past Research Projects

  • SPITS : Strategic Platform for Intelligent Traffic Systems
  • Connect & Drive: Design and analysis of cooperative adaptive cruise control, using vehicle-to-vehicle communications (Senter Innovation Project) (project movie)
  • VANETs: Mobility Prediction and Geographic Routing in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (Postdoc project with visiting postdoc from Jilin University)
  • FISH&CHIPS: Fast Inter-technology Sof, Hard & Concurrent Handovers across IP Systems (contract research with Telematics Institute and DoCoMo Eurolabs)
  • Freeband Awareness: Design and analysis of a context discovery protocol for ad-hoc networks
  • QoS for Personal Networks at Home: Design and modeling of Self-organization, resource management, and security mechanisms for ad-hoc networks (Dutch IOP GenCom project)
  • Beyond3G: Ubiquitous seamless wireless access (Senter BTS project)
  • Seacorn: Simulation of Enhanced UMTS (EU FP5 project)
  • Q-WING: Quality of Service in the Wireless Internet Next Generation (Senter BTS project)


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prof. dr. ir. Geert Heijenk
University of Twente
Design and Analysis of Communication Systems
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands

Phone: +31 53 4895693
Email: geert.heijenk [at] utwente.nl
Room: Zi-5063

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