Dr Dirk Pesch is Head of the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland. Dr Pesch received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
His research interests focus on design and performance characterisation of algorithms, protocols, and services for heterogeneous wireless networks and wireless network design with applications to mobile ad-hoc, mesh, sensor networks and vehicular networks. He has 15 years research and development experience in national and EU funded projects both in academia and industry. He has over 100 journal, book chapter, and conference publications in his area of expertise.
He is also involved in a number of national and international research projects and is the lead Principle Investigator (PI) of the Irish government funded NEMBES research cluster and a member of steering committee of the Irish Wireless Sensor Net-works (WISEN) Industry Lead Research Cluster. He is also heavily involved in international conference organization in the area of wireless and mobile.