Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems

Prof., Dr. rer. nat.

Hans-Peter Schwefel


Department of Electronic Systems
Section on Wireless Communication Networks (WCN)
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7
9220 Aalborg 
Phone: 9940 8616



Additional affiliation:     Scientific Director, Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien, FTW;    

Short Biography:

Hans-Peter Schwefel is Professor for Communication Networks at Aalborg University, Denmark. In addition, he has been Scientific Director of the Research Center for Telecommunications (Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien - FTW) in Vienna, Austria since 2008. His research focuses on IP-based communication networks and their applications for critical infrastructures with main interest in performance and dependability aspects. Before he joined Aalborg University in 2003, he was a project manager at Siemens Information and Communication Mobile, supervising research projects and responsible for the development of technical concepts for next generation mobile networks. He obtained his doctoral degree in the area of IP traffic and performance modeling from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. For his research activities, he also spent extended periods of time at the University of Connecticut, USA, at AT&T Labs, Middletown, USA, and at University of Florence and CNR-ISTI in Pisa, Italy.


Research Interests


Selected Projects

         FTW COMET Research Program (Austrian FFG)

o 36 application-oriented research projects on Telecommunications, Intelligent Transport Systems and Intelligent Energy Grids together with 29 company partners and 9 scientific partners;

o 37 European and nationally funded research projects on Telecommunications, Intelligent Transport Systems, Intelligent Energy Grids, and Intelligent Production


         Application domain Smart Energy Grids

o Smart Control of Energy Distribution Grids over Heterogeneous Communication Networks SmartC2Net (FP7)

o Safety and Security Modeling SeSaMo (Artemis)

o Efficient Distribution of Green Energy EDGE (Danish Research Council)

         Application domain Mobility/Transport

o   Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the Internet of Things BigIoT, (H2020)

o   A railway automatic track warning system based on distributed personal mobile Terminals ALARP (FP7)

o HIghly DEpendable ip-based NETworks and Services HIDENETS (FP6)

o Safe Driver Machine Interface for ERTMS trains SafeDMI (FP6)

         Application domain Telecommunications

o Open Pervasive Environments for Migratory Interactive Services OPEN (FP7)

o Wireless Hybrid Enhanced Mobile Radio Estimators WHERE (FP7)

 Hans-Peter Schwefel,  Feb 2016.