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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer

Chair of Communication Networks (Prof. Kellerer)

Postal address

Postal:
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

  • Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 23500, 23501
  • Room: 0509.02.946
  • wolfgang.kellerer(at)tum.de
  • Faculty member of the Department of Computer Engineering in the School of Computation, Information and Technology (CIT) (since 2022)
  • Elected member of the CIT School Council (since 2022)
  • Former member of the Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik / department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2012 - 2022)
  • Dean of Studies of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2020 - 2022) and Chairman of the Deans of Studies (2021 - 2022)
  • Core Member Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI) (2021 - 2022)
  • Member of the Munich Institute for Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) (since 2018)
  • Scientific Director of the TUM Venture Lab Robotics/AI/Communication (since 2020)
  • Scientific Director of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) (2018 - 2020)
  • Vice-Coordinator of the TUM Center of Competence COMMUNICATION (CoC COM)
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Federal Network Agency of Germany (Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis für Regulierungsfragen der Bundesnetzagentur, WAR)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE NetSoft conference series (2023 - 2025)
  • Member of the Future Communication Technologies Expert Committee of the 5G-Initiative from the Masterplan Bayern Digital II of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Member of the Advisory Board (Kuratorium) of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin (2015 - 2020)

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Biography

Wolfgang Kellerer is full professor and head of the Chair of Communication Networks in the Department of Computer Engineering of the School of Computation, Information and Technology at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany. He is internationally recognized for his fundamental research on adaptive, programmable communication networks. His focus is on flexible and adaptive resource management and control of communication systems to support heterogeneous requirements including ultra-low latencies, tactile control and resilience towards 6G. Research methods include measurements, optimization, cross-layer-design, performance evaluation and AI for networking. Before he joined TUM, Wolfgang Kellerer pursued an industrial career being more than ten years with NTT DOCOMO's European research institute in Munich, Germany. His last position was head of the research department for wireless communication and networking, contributing to research and standardization of LTE-A and 5G technologies. In 2001, he was a visiting researcher at the Information Systems Laboratory of Stanford University, California, US. He received his Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) and his Dipl.-Ing. degree (MSc.) from TUM, in 1995 and 2002, respectively. He has published more than 300 papers in respective journals, conferences and workshops and is inventor of more than 40 patents and patent applications in this area. In 2015, he was awarded with the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Commission for his research on network flexibility. He was a co-recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Best of CCR 2019 award. In 2020, he received the IEEE ComSoc Selected Publication award. He currently serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management and as an area editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He is a member of ACM, VDE ITG and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Scientific Positions

2012 - today Full Professor (W3) Communication Networks (Kommunikationsnetze), Department of Computer Engineering (former Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik), School of Computation, Information and Technology (CIT), Technische Universität München (TUM)
2002 - 2012 DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH: European research institute of the Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO; Last position: Head of the research unit for communications engineering and mobile networking (ca. 30 staff members)
2003 - 2012 External lecturer at TUM on „Advanced Network Architectures and Services“
2002 PhD (Dr.-Ing.), Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, TUM
2001 Visiting researcher at Stanford University, CA, USA
1996 - 2001 Research and Teaching Associate, Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsnetze, TUM
1990 - 1995 Studies, Diplom (Bachelor and Master) Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, TUM

Fellowships and Awards (selection)

2020 Dozentenpreis "Bester Dozent 2020" der Fakultät EI (Lecturer Award 2020)
2020 VDE “Ehrenurkunde 2020” awarded for exceptional voluntary service for VDE ITG
2019 ACM SIGCOMM Best Of CRR 2019
2018 IEEE ICC 2018 Best Paper Award
2015 ERC Consolidator Grant FlexNets "Quantifying Flexibility in Communication Networks"
2015 DFG SPP „Cyber Physical Networking“ (member of the proposer team)
2011 DOCOMO Euro-Labs Company Award 2011
2008 ITG Award 2008 for excellent publication (VDE ITG)
2002 DOCOMO Euro-Labs 2002 Research Excellence Award
2001 Stanford University Research Scholarship

Commissions of Trust and Memberships (selection)

2023 - 2025 Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE NetSoft conference series
2021 - today Scientific Director of the TUM Venture Lab Robotics/AI
2021 - today Area Editor "Network Virtualization" for the journal IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials (COMST)
2018 - 2020 Scientific Director of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)
2018 - today Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
2019 Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC "Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Networking"
2019 Lead Guest Editor for IEEE TNSM on "Latest Developments for the Management of Softwarized Networks"
2018 Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Networking and Communications"
2018 Lead Guest Editor for IEEE TNSM on "Novel Techniques for Managing Softwarized Networks"
2018 - 2020 Editorial Board Member of IEEE Networking Letters
2017 - today Member of the scientific board of the Federal Network Agency of Germany (Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis für Regulierungsfragen der Bundesnetzagentur, WAR)
2017 Guest Editor for IEEE TNSM on “Advances in Management of Softwarized Networks”
2017 Guest Editor for Hindawi on "Advances on Radio Access and Core Network of 5G Mobile Communication Systems"
2016 - today Editorial Board Member of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
2016 - today Editorial Board Member of IEEE Trans. on Network and Service Management
2016 - today Associate Member, Department of Informatics, TUM
2015 - 2020 Member of the Advisory Board (Kuratorium) of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin
2013 - today Member of the Board of Directors of LMU/TUM CDTM (joint institute of LMU and TUM for technology management)
2013 - 2018 Member of the Research Council of the Münchner Kreis
2012 - today Member of VDE/ITG Fachausschuss 5.2 Communication Networks
2009 - today Member of the GI/ITG Fachausschuss „Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme“
2009 -2014 Steering Board Member of IEEE P2P conference series
2005 - 2010 Area Editor of Elsevier Computer Networks Journal
2006 Guest Editor IEEE Communications Magazine
2002 - today Member more than 50 program comittees of international conferences, e.g., IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE P2P, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, ACM Multimedia, ITC
2001 - today more than 40 patent applications, of which 37 are granted

Selected projects of the past five years

2021 - 2025 BMBF 6G Research Hub "6G-life" (co-coordinator)
2022 - 2025 StMWi 6G and Quantum Technology (6GQT) (proposer and PI)
2021 - 2024 StMWi 6G Future Lab Bavaria (coordinator)
2020 - 2024 StMWi Thinknet-6G (scientific chair)
2021 - 2025 StMWi KI.Fabrik
2019 - 2021 aero5FIVE - Aeronautical 5G Communication for Flexible Integrated and Versatile Aircraft Cabin Applications based on a Bavarian Excellence Cluster
2017 - 2024 DFG Project SDN-enabled Application-aware Network Control Architectures and their Performance Assessment (I + II)
2016 - 2019 CELTIC/BMBF SENDATE (SEcure Networking for a DATa center cloud in Europe)
2016 - 2022 DFG Project Optimal Co-Design of Wireless Resource Management and Multi-Loop Networked Control as part of SPP 1914 (I + II)
2015 - 2021 EU ERC Consolidator Grant FlexNets (Quantifying Flexibility in Comm. Networks)
2015 - 2018 EU H2020 5GPPP VirtuWind (SDN and NFV for industrial communication)
2015 - 2018 BMBF KMU Innovativ SARDINE (Sicherheit in Behördennetzen mit SDN und NV)
2014 - 2016 DFG Project in SPP COIN (Device-to-Device Communication)
2014 - 2016 BMWi ZIM K-SDN (network management for SDN)
2009 - 2012 BMBF G-Lab COMCON (network virtualization)
2010 - 2013 EU Project MEDIEVAL (mobile video delivery)
2010 - 2012 EU Project EARTH (energy efficient wireless networking)


Collaboration projects with universities and industry, e.g., Nokia, Rakuten Mobile, Siemens, ZITiS.

Selected publications

  • Guck J, Reisslein M, Kellerer W: “Function Split between Delay-Constrained Routing and Resource Allocation for Centrally Managed QoS in Industrial Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 2050 - 2061, December 2016.
  • Blenk A, Basta A, Zerwas J, Reisslein M, Kellerer W: “Control Plane Latency with SDN Network Hypervisors: The Cost of Virtualization”, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 366 - 380, September 2016.
  • Jarschel M, Zinner T, Hossfeld T, Tran-Gia P, Kellerer W: “Interfaces, Attributes and Use Cases – A Compass for SDN”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume: 52, Issue: 6, June 2014.
  • Römer K, Ostermaier B, Mattern F, Fahrmair M, Kellerer W: “Real-Time Search for Real-World Entities: A Survey”. Proceedings of the IEEE. Special Issue on Sensor Network Applications. 2010; 98(11): 1887 - 1902.
  • Zöls S, Despotovic Z, Kellerer W: “On Hierarchical DHT Systems - An Analytical Approach for Optimal Designs”. Elsevier Journal of Computer Communication, pp. 576-590, Feb. 2008.
  • Shacham R, Schulzrinne H, Thakolsri S, Kellerer W: “Ubiquitous Device Personalization: The Next Generation of IP Telephony”. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP). 2007; 3(2): Article No. 12.

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