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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Mitschele-Thiel

Head of School

Phone +49 3677 69-2819

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Head of School

Andreas Mitschele-Thiel

Andreas Mitschele-Thiel provides experience on protocols for mobile communication networks, esp. on mobility and QoS management. His research on network architectures and network management provides a valuable base for self-organization in mobile systems. As a co-founder of two research spin-offs he also provides valuable experience in entrepreneurship.

Phone:    +49 3677 69-2819
Email:      mitsch(at)
Room:     Zusebau, room 1031


Deputy, Quality Manager

Kai-Uwe Sattler

Kai-Uwe Sattler is focusing on distributed data management. His experience on the application of self* techniques in decentralized systems as P2P and grid systems is very valuable for the School. In addition, Kai´s group has done extensive experimental work on self* mechanisms in large virtual networks, especially in the PlanetLab.


Head of Research Cluster

Reiner Thomä

Reiner Thomä provides valuable experience on multidimensional channel sounding, propagation parameter estimation and MIMO channel modeling, antenna array and MIMO transceiver signal processing, localization and tracking. In addition, he has extensive links to international networks, e.g. NEWCOM, COST 2100, and acts as speaker for the DFG Priority Program UKoLOS.



Horst-Michael Groß

Horst-Michael Groß´ research focus is on neuroinformatics and cognitive robotics aiming at the development of behavior-oriented machine intelligence and the evolution and organization of behaviors in actively learning and self-organizing systems. Experience in self-learning techniques is essential for self-organization in mobile communication systems.




Martin Haardt

Martin Haardt provides experience in the area of signal processing for MIMO systems and radio channel models. Both self-organized MIMO systems as well as channel modeling play an important role in the School. In addition, he is our contact person to several European networks of excellence in the radio and protocol area.



Matthias Hein

Matthias Hein is focusing an antenna technology, microwave technology, hardware reconfigurability and energy efficiency. His contributions to the School are studies of the technological feasibility of self-organized, cognitive radio systems, esp. concerning analog radio frequency (RF) and hardware devices.



Günter Schäfer

Günter Schäfer is the responsible person for security and security architectures in communication systems in the School. Especially his experience on reputation-based access control in ad-hoc networks, Denial-of-Service (DoS)-resistance, and secure and scalable implementation of location services is important for the School.



Jochen Seitz

Jochen Seitz´ research focus is on location- and context-based services as well as service and network management in mobile and converging networks. Additionally, recent projects covered ad-hoc networks and their integration into the Internet world. All of them are important aspects of the School.



Giovanni Del Galdo

Giovanni Del Galdo provides experience in the field of digital broadcasting technology and standards. As the head of both the Digital Broadcasting Research Laboratory at Ilmenau University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Project Group Wireless Distribution Systems / Digital Broadcasting, his research focuses on land-mobile satellite channel modelling, multi-standard/multi-mode receiver technology, new architectures for efficient real-time signal processing, diversity concepts (multi-antenna systems), and convergence of classical broadcasting with new or other systems.