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Department of Information Technology

Per Gunningberg

Professor at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computer Systems

Mobile phone:
+46 70 5576384
Visiting address:
Room POL 104163 Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Postal address:
Box 534
751 21 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am leading the Computer Communication group CoRe, at the department of Information Technology. We do experimental research within Internet-of-Things, mobile, and sensor networking often in collaboration with industry. My most recent work include edge support for real-time sensor networks, efficient usage of IoT batteries, test-beds for robust mobile wireless sensor networks. During the Spring semesters I regularly teach the advanced course Distributed Information Systems course.

Keywords: performance wireless communications robustness internet-of-things distributed systems

Professor Gunningberg was appointed as full professor in Data Communication at Uppsala University in 1999. During 2007 to 2013 he was the (founding) director of the "Excellence Center research center WISENETon wireless sensor networks". In 2014 he co-founded the Swedish "Innovation Program on Internet-of-Things" at Uppsala University.
He got his PhD on fault tolerant distributed systems from Uppsala University 1983, his MSc in Computer Science from University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, in 1981. Since then he has been working in the computer communication, networking and distributed systems areas. Before joining the Uppsala University faculty in 1995 he was a researcher and group leader at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) in 1986-1996. He was a visiting professor at UCLA during 1984-85. During Spring 2007 he was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, in 2011 a visiting professor at ETH Zurich , 2015 a guest professor at NICTA Sydney and in 2017 he was a visiting Researcher at Ericsson's Research facility in Silicon Valley.
He is regarded as one of the networking authorities on the academic side in Sweden and he has founded several collaborate centers/programs with industry partners. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and has four patents and three pending in his areas. He has been invited to international panels, conference key talks, tutorials and as well as an evaluator of major international research programs. He has guided 16 PhD students to their PhD degrees and several others to their licentiate degrees.
On the professional side he has been a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the ACM SIGCOMM society, an associate editor for the IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing as well as for the journal Computer Networks. He is regularly servicing on major conference program committees in the networking area. On the entrepreneurial side he has been consulting for Ericsson, Telenor and other smaller telecom companies. He is a co-founder of three companies, the most recent is OptiMobile AB.

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My current research (2019) is on Internet-of-Things. I study wireless networks for IoT and sensor devices, primarily their reliability properties, energy consumption, mobility and security. The research is mainly experimental, we design, simulates and implements system from various application requirements. We evaluate them with respect to performance, energy consumption and robustness properties. Our current application areas are factory automation, IoT for telekom, and e-health. In the projekt "Efficient IoT batteries" we optimize the life-time of small, regular batteries, given the characteristics of IoT-devices and their communication patterns. In the project "Factory-in-the-Cloud" we do research on realtime properties of sensors and wireless sensor networks. We use "edge servers" located outside the sensor networks to reduce the energy consumption, to control the realtime communication and to provide some security for the sensors. In an e-health project we investigate how to provide support for fragile and elderly people with wearable sensors.

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Per Gunningberg
Updated  2014-02-24 10:20:46 by Per Gunningberg.