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Associate Professor
Department of Telecooperation, JKU Linz



Previously:
Marie Curie fellow at ETH Zurich
Researcher and lecturer at University of Vienna

My research is focused on the interplay between physical mobility and mobile computer networks. This involves characterizing physical mobility (analysis of human mobility traces, mobility modeling), ubiquitous computing (location- and mobility-awareness), and wireless communications, in particular ad-hoc and opportunistic communication technologies. Energy efficiency in networks are as well topics of interest as vehicular traffic estimation based on mobile phone data, and various mobile sensory-enriched applications. Recently, I started to work on aerial robot networks set up by micro UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).

news

23.10.2017
Demo @ IoT 2017 on Empowering Connected Road Vehicles to Learn Parking Situations, February 03, 2017!
16.02.2016
"Finding Linda" is winner of the Most Entertaining Video award at AAAI 2016 video competition!



03.02.2017
Habilitation thesis on Physical Mobility in Networked Systems successfully defended, February 03, 2017!
21.12.2016
Co-organizing IFIP Networking 2017 Poster and Demo Session, Stockholm, June 13-15, 2017
13.09.2016
Talk @ NextGWin 2016, Trinity College Dublin, on Energy Efficiency in Mobility-driven Ad-hoc Wireless Networks

25.05.2016
Our paper "Route or Carry: Motion-driven Packet Forwarding in Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks" has been accepted in IEEE TMC!

07.01.2016
Co-organizing MOBISYS DRONET 2016 Workshop, Singapore, 2016!
02.11.2015
Paper "Data-driven Human Mobility Modeling: A Survey and Engineering Guidance for Mobile Networking" was accepted for publication in ACM Computing Surveys!
29.10.2015
Talk @ AIT Workshop, Vienna, on "UAVs in Search and Rescue Operations"!
18.10.2015
Video on SWARMIX demo Finding Linda (long version), now on youtube



07.09.2015
Talk @ MobiCom SmartObjects 2015 Workshop on "Needle in a Haystack: On Limiting the Search Effort in Mission-aware Packet Forwarding for Drones"
16.03.2015
Paper "The Cellular Network as a Sensor: From Mobile Phone Data to Real-time Road Traffic Monitoring" accepted in IEEE Trans. on ITS!
15.03.2015
Co-organizing MOBICOM CHANTS 2015 Workshop, Paris, September 7-11, 2015
02.03.2015
Talk at University of Berne on "Where and When? - Mobility-aware Transmission Scheduling in Networks of Micro Aerial Vehicles"
09.02.2015
Co-organizing MOBISYS DRONET 2016 Workshop, Florence, May 18, 2015
30.10.2014
Organizing FLYNET 2014, ETH Zurich, November 3-5, 2014
30.10.2014
Providing Connectivity or Avoiding Censorship by Mobile Peer-to-Peer Communication: Fiction or Practical Solution?, Dagstuhl, November 16-21, 2014
01.07.2014
Here I am! Leveraging Mutual Mobility-awareness in MAV Networks at MUVS 2014, Compiegne, France (June 30 - July 3, 2014)
30.08.-01.09.2013
SWARMIX @ Scientifica: The twittering quadrocopter
23.10.2013
Video prepared for demonstration at ACM WinTech, MobiCom 2013, now on youtube



02.07.2013
They are ready - are they? Examining 802.11n aerial communications of search and rescue UAVs @ Research Days, Lakeside Labs (July 8-12, 2013)
01.05.2013
Vehicular Traffic Estimation Leveraging Location Area Updates of Mobile Phones @ NetMob, MIT (May 1-3, 2013)
19.11.2012
Delay Tolerant and Opportunistic Networking Concepts for Energy-efficiency @ EJC 2012
07.09.2012
Paper on Cellular Data Meet Vehicular Traffic Theory accepted at Ubicomp 2012

contact

Dr. Karin Anna Hummel
JKU Linz, Austria


email:karin_anna.hummel@jku.at

conference involvements

Chairing activities:

IFIP Networking 2017 - Poster and Demo Session co-chair
EWSN 2018 - Poster and Demo Session co-chair
ACM MobiSys 2018 publicity co-chair

PC member of (selection):

IFIP Networking 2018
ACM MMSys 2018
IEEE INFOCOM 2018 WS WISARN
Med-Hoc-Net 2018
CONEXT 2017 WS I-TENDER
ACM CHANTS 2017
NetSys 2017
IEEE WiMob 2017