Dirk Trossen

Co-Founder, TecVis LP, UK

Dirk Trossen is the co-founder of TecVis LP, a consulting and solution development company in the space of information-centric systems and architectures. Until April 2013, he was a Senior Researcher at the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University with 15 years of experience in network architectures, services and wireless technology. His main contributions can be found in the area of inter-domain networking, focusing on seamless handovers and physical network overlays as well as new service concepts for operators. He also designed an architecture and platform solution for participatory mobile-centric wireless sensing, currently available in the Android Playstore. He was the technical lead of the European efforts PSIRP and PURSUIT, performing research on large-scale publish-subscribe systems in the context of the Future Internet and possible novel internetworking solutions. Pursuing his interests in the intersection of technology and economics, Dirk co-chaired for more than two years the Value Chain Dynamics working group in the Communications Futures Program at MIT as well as for almost three years the Privacy & Security working group in the same consortium.
Prior to Cambridge University, Dirk was Chief Researcher at BT Research from 2007 to 2009 and Senior Principal Scientist with Nokia Research from 2000 to 2007. He is also a Research Affiliate with the Advanced Network Architecture group at MIT CSAIL. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Aachen, Germany and diploma degree in Mathematics from the same university. He published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences and journals and holds currently 29 international patents in various areas.

Title: ICN: Lessons from PURSUIT