Dr. Joerg Widmer

Research Professor and Research Director

IMDEA Networks Institute
Avenida del Mar Mediterraneo, 22
28918 Leganes (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 481 6994
Fax: +34 91 481 6965

Short bio

Joerg Widmer is Research Professor as well as Research Director of the IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid, Spain. He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2000 and 2003, respectively. His research focuses primarily on wireless networks, ranging from extremely high frequency millimeter-wave communication and MAC layer design to mobile network architectures. From 2005 to 2010, he was manager of the Ubiquitous Networking Research Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs in Munich, Germany, leading several projects in the area of mobile and cellular networks. Before, he worked as post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, Switzerland on ultra-wide band communication and network coding. He was a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA and University College London, UK. Joerg Widmer authored more than 150 conference and journal papers and three IETF RFCs, holds 13 patents, serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and regularly participates in program committees of several major conferences. Recently he was awarded an ERC consolidator grant, a Mercator Fellowship from the DFG, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, as well as a Spanish Ramon y Cajal grant. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM.


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Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Transactions on Mobile Computing (2017-)
Editor Elsevier Computer Networks (2017-)
Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Communications (2010-2017)
Co-chair of the Wireless Communications Symposium of ICNC 2018
Travel grant co-chair of ACM MobiSys 2018
Co-chair of the Globecom Workshop on 5G/5G+ Communications in Higher Frequency Bands (5GCHFB)

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