Bridging the Gap - Industry Uptake of Advanced Research from Academia

Panelists: Dakshina Dasari (Bosch), Geoffery Nelissen (TU/e), Fernando Kuipers (TU Delft) and Frank Mertz (KPN)
Moderator: Nirvana Meratnia
When: 29.06 at 09:00

Dakshina Dasari is a researcher at the Corporate Research Center, Robert Bosch GmbH in Renningen. She received her Ph.D. in 2014 from the Research Centre in Embedded Systems, University of Porto, in the area of timing analysis of real-time embedded systems on multi-cores. Her research interests include predictable execution and performance of embedded systems, design, modelling, implementation and analysis of real-time systems and computer architecture. Her current work encompasses the design and analysis of distributed embedded real-time applications which are deployed over the edge-cloud continuum, with a special focus on resource management considering communication semantics and timing constraints.
Prior to her Ph.D., she worked in the area of networking for around 5 years with Sun Microsystems, Vegayan Systems and Citrix Systems in India. On the academic front, Dakshina has co-authored more than 35 peer reviewed articles and has served on the technical program committee of several real-time system conferences.

Geoffrey Nelissen is an Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the Interconnected Resource-aware Intelligent Systems group of the Mathematics and Computer Science department. He earned his PhD in January 2013 and his master degree in electrical engineering in 2008 from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium. His research activities are mostly related to the modelling and analysis of real-time embedded systems, scheduling on multicore platforms, design of time-predictable computing architectures and time-sensitive networking. His research interests span all theoretical and practical aspects of real-time embedded systems design with a particular emphasis on the analysis, configuration and time-predictable execution of parallel applications on multicore and distributed platforms. To date, he published 70+ papers on those topics in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. Since 2022, he also chairs the steering committee of the International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems.
Before joining TU/e, he was on a tenure-track at the Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems at ISEP and University of Porto from 2013 to 2020, and he visited the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems during 9 months in 2018.
Fernando Kuipers is a full professor and head of the Lab on Internet Science at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). In 2004, he obtained his Ph.D. degree cum laude, the highest possible distinction at TU Delft. His research focus is on network optimization, network resilience, Quality of Service, and Quality of Experience and addresses problems in Software-Defined Networking, Tactile Internet, Internet-of-Things, and critical infrastructures. His work on these subjects include numerous distinguished papers. Fernando Kuipers is senior member of the IEEE, was a visiting scholar at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (in 2009) and Columbia University in the City of New York (in 2016), is member of the ACM SIGCOMM executive committee, and is Vice-Chair of the IFIP Working Group 6.2 on Network and Internetwork Architectures. He co-founded the Do IoT fieldlab and PowerWeb and is part of the board of the TU Delft Safety & Security institute.

Frank Mertz is a Mobile Network Architect at KPN’s Technology Office. He holds a Ph.D. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Prior to joining KPN in 2011, he worked at Deutsche Telekom in Bonn, Germany. At KPN, Frank has played various roles in advancing mobile network innovation. Being part of the founding team of KPN's Technology Labs, he was involved in various experiments with early-stage network technologies for IoT and 5G applications. He also coordinated the 5G field lab in Rotterdam, collaborating with Shell to implement Proof of Concepts of industrial 5G use cases. Currently, Frank focuses on incorporating new technical possibilities into KPN's mobile network to enable innovative services for customers. He actively promotes collaboration between academia and industry via Ph.D. co-supervision within the NExTWORKx program, a research collaboration between KPN and TU Delft on future telecommunication networks. He also delivers guest lectures at TU Delft on advancements in the mobile communication industry.