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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 driven by the interplay between physical mobility and mobile computer networks. I am curious to find ways on how to advance networked systems by leveraging knowledge about physical mobility, and - the other way round - to get new insights about human mobility by analyzing network data. This reserach involves mobility characterization and modeling, performance analysis and wireless networking and systems, 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. Networks of aerial robots, micro UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), are particular new and challenging mobile systems I am interested in.

news

10.06.2018
Contribution to SPAWC 2018 on Data-driven Network Performance Modeling to Support Mobile Cloud Computing!
16.02.2016
"Finding Linda" is winner of the Most Entertaining Video award at AAAI 2016 video competition!



23.10.2017
Demo @ IoT 2017 on Empowering Connected Road Vehicles to Learn Parking Situations!
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:

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

PC member of (selection):

IFIP Networking 2018
ACM MOBICOM CHANTS 2018
ACM MMSys 2018
IEEE INFOCOM 2018 WS WISARN
Med-Hoc-Net 2018