Prof. Dr. Anna Förster (FB 1)
In February 2015 Anna Förster was appointed Professor for Communication Networks in the Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering. Thanks to the Excellence Initiative her appointment came ahead of schedule, making it possible for her to spend some time ‘learning the ropes’ from Carmelita Görg, the Professor for Electrical Engineering she will be taking over from. Her main teaching and research interests lie in the field of sustainable communications networking with applications in sustainability, civil defense and disaster management, as well as Smart City, Smart Home and Smart Grid. Anna Förster was born and raised in Bulgaria; she studied Computer Science at the Free University in Berlin and obtained her doctorate at the University of Lugano in Switzerland. From 2010 till 2014 she worked as a research associate at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. At the University of Bremen she intends to pay special attention to integrating research-based learning in her teaching and research activities. To facilitate this, she will set up the "Smart Cyber-physical Systems” lab in the Faculty of Physics/Electrical Engineering, where University and school students across all disciplines will be able to implement their own applied research projects. The Faculty will be giving the lab their full support.