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I am a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, leading the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems chair, of the University of Twente (UT). I received my M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Twente, the Netherlands in 1988, worked as a research staff member at the same university and received my Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 1995. I have also held a part-time position as researcher at KPN research, the Netherlands, from 1989 until 1991. From 1995 until 2003, I was with Ericsson EuroLab Netherlands, first as a senior strategic engineer, and from 1999 as a research department manager. From 1998 until 2003 I was also a part-time senior researcher at the University of Twente. From 2015 until 2018 I have been program director of the Computer Science and Internet Science & Technology bachelor and master programs of University of Twente.

In 2011, I was a visiting professor at INRIA Rocquencourt, Paris. In 2002, I was a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. In 1992, I have performed part of my Ph.D. research at the University of Pennsylvania.

My area of research is Wireless Networks & Mobility. I am particularly interested in architectures, algorithms, and protocols for Cellular, Ad-hoc, and Vehicular Networks.

Recent Highlights
  • Co-initiator of the Centre for Networked Systems and Intelligence (EDGE)
  • General co-chair IFIP IoT 2021
  • Best paper award (with Aashik Chandromohan) for the paper "Modelling activation of congestion control for estimating channel load in vehicular networks", at Wireless Days 2021.
  • Appointed chair holder of the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems group.
  • Keynote presentation at the 17th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications (IFIP WWIC), June 17 & 18, 2019.
  • Keynote presentation at IEEE Wireless Days, Manchester, April 24 - 26, 2019.
  • Appointed full professor in Wireless Networks & Mobility as of July 1, 2017.
  • Invited presentation at IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Workshop on Wireless Vehicular Communications, Halmstad, November 2, 2016
  • Best paper award (with Bernd Meijerink and Mitra Baratchi) for the paper "An efficient geographical addressing scheme for the Internet", at IFIP WWIC 2016.
  • Best paper award (with Mozhdeh Gholibeigi) for the paper “Analysis of Multi-Hop Broadcast in Vehicular
    Ad Hoc Networks: a Reliability Perspective”, at Wireless Days 2016.


  • Network Systems (a full quarter, 15 credits course on networking)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (15 credits minor module)
  • Mobile & Wireless Networking
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Advanced Networking

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prof. dr. ir. Geert Heijenk
University of Twente
Design and Analysis of Communication Systems
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands

Phone: +31 53 4895693
Email: geert.heijenk [at] utwente.nl
Room: Zi-5063

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