DACS Research Teaching Amateur radio Miscellaneous Contact
I'm an assistant professor (Dutch: "universitair docent") in the
Design and Analysis of Communication
Systems (DACS) group at the Electrical
Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science department of the University of Twente.
Before this, I studied physics (graduating in 1996), and obtained a PhD in computer science in 2000, both also at the University of Twente. In 2007, I did a two-month sabbatical at IRISA/INRIA in Rennes, France.
My research is in the broad area of computer and telecommunications systems.
One main topic (also the topic of my own PhD thesis) is rare-event simulation, motivated by the need to estimate small probabilities (of undesirable events such as packet loss and call blocking) in queueing models of telecommunication systems. Techniques from rare-event simulation also have broader applications.
On a broader scale, I'm interested in many aspects of communication systems and networks, in particular their mathematical aspects, such as performance and correctness.
Furthermore, I have an active interest in many aspects of radio, such as Software-Defined Radio technology and propagation phenomena.
A list of publications is available here.
I'm currently (co)advising the following PhD students:
Former (co)advised PhD students are:
In the 2018/2019 academic year, I'm responsible for the following TOM (Twente Education Model) modules and (parts of) courses:
Previous courses I've (co)taught include Telematics Networks, Network Security, Algebra and Security, Academic Skills; most of these have been phased-out with the introduction of the new TOM bachelor programs.
I'm the programme mentor for students following the Internet Science and Technology MSc study program (formerly Telematics), and chairman of the "examination board" (Dutch: examencommissie) for the computer science and internet science and technology programs.
The "challenges" I've developed for our computer networking classes are available also for use at other universities; please contact me if interested!
My main hobby is amateur radio.
Information on some of my amateur-radio related projects, including
several computer programs for Linux and other unix-like systems,
is available at my amateur radio page
and at pa3fwm.nl.
Perhaps the most visible result of my amateur radio activities is the WebSDR system, allowing many users to simultaneously use and tune a radio receiver via the internet.
Sometimes these supposedly amateur activities also leads to scientific work, such as my 2018 publication on ionospheric cross modulation.
B.t.w., the university of Twente has an amateur radio club, the ETGD.
A couple of things I wrote about miscellaneous subjects, that perhaps might be of interest to someone.
Dr. ir. Pieter-Tjerk de Boer
University of Twente
Design and Analysis of Communication Systems
Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
Phone: +31 53 4894327