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Prof. Dr. Anna Förster

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Short biography

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, 13.04.1979

Married, 1 son

1993 - 1994 Deutsches Gymnasium "Prof. K. Galabov" in Sofia, Bulgaria

1998 - 2000 Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

2000-2004 MSc in Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering, Free University of Berlin, Germany

2004 - 2005 IT Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Berlin, Germany

2005 - 2009 PhD in Computer Science, University of Lugano, Switzerland

2009 - 2010 Postdoc, University of Lugano, Switzerland

2010 - 2014 Researcher, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland

 

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Research areas

Sustainable communication networks: these are networks, which are sustainable by design and enable sustainable applications at the same time. I am mostly interested in nature-inspired communication protocols and algorithms for wireless, opportunistic, sensor and actuator networks. Furthermore, the human as a user of these networks is put in the center of the algorithmic design. Applications range from Smart Grid, Smart City and Smart Home to Disaster Management and remote area communications.