Professor Dirk Pesch

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

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
Networking Systems & IoT
+353 21 4205914
+353 87 6614930

Professor Pesch is a Principal Investigator with CONFIRM.

• 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, German

• 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

• Design and performance evaluation of networked systems
• Communication protocols and services
• Smart Manufacturing and smart and connected communities
• Collaborative project management: having successful coordinated and managed large Irish and EU funded, multi-partner projects between academia and industry.
• Dirk acts as an advisor to industry and public bodies

Dirk is very active in this area having worked with a large number of companies, both SMEs and large multi-nationals, on innovation projects.
• 15 invention disclosures filed over the last 6 years, two of which have formed the basis for technology licenses to Intel, Honeywell and 2 small companies, 1eEurope and Kidspotter.
• Two patents in the area of cordless communication mechanisms and indoor localisation. Dirk has also recently filed a patent application based on the outcome of research with an industry partner.
• Dirk has been involved in a start-up, ShowGuider that has spun out of the CIT Nimbus Research Centre focusing on localisation and cloud based data processing systems for applications in trade fairs.
• Currently Scientific advisor with Predictive Control Systems (PCS), a new start-up out of CIT, aimed at commercialising energy management and control systems for the water-processing sector.

• Architecture and design of wireless network systems
• Innovative, low power communication protocols
• Flexible services for the Internet of Things
• Cyber-Physical Systems with applications in Smart Manufacturing, Smart and connected communities, Smart buildings and transportation.

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

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