Dr.-Ing. Jörg Robert has been a university professor an Head of the Group for Dependable Machine-to-Machine Communication at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology since 1 February 2021.
He studied electrical engineering and information technology at TU Ilmenau and TU Braunschweig. From 2006 to 2012, he conducted research on the topic of digital television at the Institute of Communications Engineering at TU Braunschweig. Here he was actively involved in the development of DVB-T2, the second generation of digital terrestrial television. In 2013, he completed his doctorate at the TU Braunschweig on the topic of "Terrestrial TV Broadcast using Multi-Antenna Systems". Already in 2012, he moved to the LIKE chair at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. One of his research focuses there was LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networks). Here, the smallest sensors can transmit their data over many kilometers with the lowest transmission power. He also led the international standardization of LPWAN within IEEE 802.
Back at the TU Ilmenau, Jörg Robert would like to continue and expand the LPWAN field. One goal, for example, is the development of communication solutions for autonomous sensors integrated into components, e.g. for the automotive industry. Such sensors could monitor these components cost-effectively over their entire service life and enable concepts such as the "Digital Twin".