Prof. Dr. Anna Förster

FB 01: Physics and Electrical Engineering
Sustainable Communication Networks

Communication Networks; sensor networks; underground communications; underwater communications; vehicular communications; opportunistic networks; communication for space; communications for disaster warnings and recovery; internet of things; data analysis; network simulation; simulation models; energy and resource efficiency; sustainable development goals.

Anna Förster obtained her MSc degree in computer science and aerospace engineering from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 2004 and her PhD degree in self-organising sensor networks from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, in 2009. She also worked as a junior business consultant for McKinsey&Company, Berlin, between 2004 and 2005. From 2010 to 2014, she was a researcher and lecturer at SUPSI (the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland). Since 2015, she leads the Sustainable Communication Networks group at the University of Bremen.

Her main research interests lie in self-organising and autonomous sensor, opportunistic and vehicular networks. She applies various artificial intelligence techniques, like machine learning and swarm intelligence, to various aspects of wireless communication protocols and applications. Furthermore, she is active in designing and developing simulation models and benchmarks for wireless networks. Her research group is especially focused to how to achieve better sustainability of communication networks on one side and how to boost everyday sustainability by innovative applications.

University of Bremen
Faculty 1 – Physics and Electrical Engineering
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1, NW1
28359 Bremen

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