Dirk Trossen has more than 15 years of experience in network architectures, wireless technology, and context-aware services. He has led numerous research projects in his corporate positions as well as in international collaborations with world-leading universities and institutions like MIT, Cambridge University, GeorgiaTech and Columbia University. He was the technical lead for the EU project PSIRP, working on a novel inter-networking architecture based on information. He continued to lead the successor project PURSUIT, developing cutting edge solutions in the area of information-centric networking. He also technically led the UK-funded PAL project, developing novel solutions for lifestyle management. Dirk is the main contributor to the AIRS mobile sensing platform, available in the Google Play Store.
Dirk currently holds a position as Senior Researcher at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and he is a research affiliate with the Advanced Network Architecture group at MIT CSAIL. He also held prior positions as a Chief Researcher with BT Research and as a Principal Scientist at Nokia Research. He has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Aachen, Germany, and published more than 65 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences and journals. Dirk also holds 29 distinct international patents.
In his current position, Dirk is the co-founder and a General Partner of TecVis LP, a young consulting company in the area of Internet and mobile services.