Stochastic Operations Research (SOR)

Moving hype - Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN,) Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, what next?

Paul J.M. Havinga
Professor Computer Science Department, Pervasive Systems group
University of Twente

Prof.dr. Paul J.M. Havinga is full professor and chair of the Pervasive Systems research group at the Computer Science department at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He received his PhD at the University of Twente on the thesis entitled "Mobile Multimedia Systems" in 2000, and was awarded with the 'DOW Dissertation Energy Award' for this work. His research themes have focused on wireless sensor networks, large-scale distributed systems, and energy-efficient wireless communication. Research questions cover architectures, protocols, programming paradigms, algorithms, and applications. This research has resulted in many scientific publications in journals and conferences.

He has a significant experience as project manager in several international research projects on wireless sensor networks. In 2001 he initiated the first European project on wireless sensor networks EYES, and many national and international projects evolved from this. He is a co-founder of several spin-off companies. In May 2007 he received the ICT Innovation Award for the successful transfer of knowledge from university to industrial use. In June 2007 he received the "van den Kroonenberg award" for being a successful innovative entrepreneur.

He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Pisa in 1998, and the Communications Research Laboratory in Yokosuka Japan in 2000. In 2005 he was a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (2006), and he was a visiting professorĀ  at theĀ  Institute of Infocomm Research, SingaporeĀ  in 2013.