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Selected Topics in Self-Organized Networks

After an overview of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin, I will talk about a few projects: Economics-informed network design, i.e. using metrics and methods from economics to evaluate and improve the design of communication networks, with applications to vehicular networks (placement of road-side units, security), mobile ad-hoc networks (incentives for cooperation), and sensor networks (power management). Peer-to-peer social networks: How can we retain the functionality of online social networks such as Facebook, but in a decentralized way where the user keeps control of the data?

Sonja Buchegger is a senior research scientist at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin. In 2005 and 2006, she was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Information. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Systems from EPFL, Switzerland, in 2004, a graduate degree in Computer Science in 1999, and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science in 1996 and in Business Administration in 1995 from the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. In 2003 and 2004 she was a research and teaching assistant at EPFL and from 1999 to 2003 she worked at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in Networking.

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R&D Centre (RDC) for Mobile Applications
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Czech Technical University in Prague
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