Prof. Dr. Förster talks about some exciting research at the University of Bremen that aims to develop a self-learning, self-sustaining and robust communication system that is modelled on human gossiping! She tells us about how this system would not only keep the users updated on their favorite topics and events but also help them in cases of emergency.
Prof. Anna Förster obtained her M.Sc degree in computer science and aerospace engineering from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 2004 and her PhD degree in self-organizing sensor networks from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, in 2009. She also worked as a junior business consultant for McKinsey&Company, Berlin, between 2004 and 2005. From 2010 to 2014, she was a researcher and lecturer at SUPSI (the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland). Since 2015, she leads the Sustainable Communication Networks group at the University of Bremen. Her main research interests lie in self-organizing and autonomous sensor and opportunistic networks. She applies various artificial intelligence techniques, like machine learning and swarm intelligence, to various aspects of wireless communication protocols and applications. Her research group is especially focused to how to achieve better sustainability of communication networks among other things.
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