Professor, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University College Cork, Ireland

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork. His research and innovation interests focus on communication protocol, algorithm and networked services design and evaluation for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things with applications in smart manufacturing, smart and connected communities and the built environment.

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Prof. Dirk Pesch
Professor, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University College Cork, Ireland
Networking Systems & IoT
+353 21 4205914
+353 87 6614930

PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
(Thesis Title: Distributed Radio Resource Allocation in DQDB MAN Based Microcellular Mobile Networks)

Dipl. Ing. Elektrotechnik (MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Member, Association for Computing Machinery
Member, Engineers Ireland

Editorial Board memberships:
Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Elsevier
Wireless Networks, Springer-Nature
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Sage Publications

Member of Technical Programme Committee:
IEEE ICC, IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE VTC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE SmartComp, IFIP Networking, Global IoT Summit

My technical expertise is in the area of design and performance evaluation of networked systems, communication protocols and services. I teach and research topics in this area with applications in smart manufacturing and smart and connected communities. I also have extensive expertise in collaborative project management, having successful coordinated and managed large Irish and EU funded, multi-partner projects between academia and industry. I also act as an advisor to industry and public bodies.

I am very active in enterprise and research commercialisation having worked with a large number of companies, both SMEs and large multi-nationals, on innovation projects. Based on my innovation activities, I have filed over 15 invention disclosures over the past 6 years. Two of the invention disclosures formed the basis for technology licenses to Intel, Honeywell and 2 small companies, 1eEurope and Kidspotter. I have two patents in the area of cordless communication mechanisms and indoor localisation. I have also recently filed a patent application based on the outcome of research with an industry partner.
I have been involved in a start-up, ShowGuider, that has spun out of the Cork Institute of Technology Nimbus Research Centre. The start-up focused on localisation and cloud based data processing systems for applications in trade fairs. I am also currently involved as scientific advisor with Predictive Control Systems (PCS), a new start-up out of the CIT, aimed at commercialising energy management and control systems for the water-processing sector.

My research interests focus on architecture and design of wireless network systems, innovative, low power communication protocols and flexible services for the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems with applications in smart manufacturing, smart and connected communities, smart buildings and transportation applications. The techniques to designing novel architecture and protocols we study are based on software defined infrastructure approaches. We use computer simulation and experimentation with physical, hardware-based prototype implementations to evaluate and analyse our new designs. I am also interested in finding solutions to interoperability issues associated with the IoT protocols, services and applications.

A. Monti, D. Pesch, K Ellis, P. Mancarella (ed.), “Energy Positive Neighbourhoods and Smart Energy Districts”, Academic Press, Sept. 2016, ISBN 978-0128099513

C. Dandelski, B.-L. Wenning, D. Viramontes Pérez, D. Pesch, J.-P. Linnartz, “Scalability of Dense Wireless Lighting Control Networks”, IEEE Communications Magazine, January 2015

J. Singh, D. Pesch, ”Smart error-control strategy for low-power communication in wireless networked control systems”, Telecommunication Systems, vol. 55, Issue 2, pp 253-269, February 2014

B. Carballido Villaverde, R. de Paz Alberola, A. J. Jara, S. Fedor, S. K. Das, D. Pesch, “Service Discovery Protocols for Constrained Machine-to-Machine Communications”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 41-60, 2014

B. Carballido Villaverde, S. Rea, D. Pesch, “QOS-Aware Routing for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks”, in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications Protocols, Standards, and Products, V. Cagri Gungor; G. P. Hancke (eds.), CRC Press, January 2013

B. Carballido Villaverde, S. Rea, D. Pesch, “InRout - A QoS Aware Route Selection Algorithm for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks”, Ad-hoc Networks, Elsevier, Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2012, Pages 458–478