Andreas Mitschele-Thiel is a full professor at the Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, and head of the Integrated Communication Systems group. In addition, he is the head of the International Graduate School on Mobile Communications of the University (www.gs-mobicom.de). 2005 to 2009, he also served as Dean for the Faculty for Computer Science and Automation. In addition, he is co-founder of two research spin-offs of the university, one of them, Cuculus (www.cuculus.net) is a leader in open service platforms for smart metering and home automation.
He received a Diploma in Computer Engineering from the Fachhochschule Esslingen in 1985, a M.S. in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University in 1989 and a Doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Erlangen in 1994. He completed his habilitation in Computer Science at the University of Erlangen in 2000. 1996 to 2000 he served as head of the research group on Design Methodologies at the University of Erlangen. During this period he also served as Associated Rapporteur at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) where he was responsible for Time and Performance in SDL.
Andreas Mitschele-Thiel has held various positions in the telecommunication industry. 2000 to 2003 he was with the Wireless Advanced Technologies Lab of Lucent Technologies. At Lucent he served as project manager for the IPonAir project, focusing on the evolution of 3G systems, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research. Prior to this he has held various positions at Alcatel. His research focuses on the engineering of telecommunication systems. Special interests are in mobile communication networks, especially self-organization in next generation mobile networks, and IP-based mobile communication systems. His research experience includes communication networks, software engineering, performance evaluation and optimization, and formal description techniques. He has authored two books and numerous papers mostly in the area of communication systems.