Frederik Hermans Software Engineer

Google, Inc.

Update: I have joined Google in December 2016. The information on this page is likely to be outdated.

Brief Bio

I am a post-doctoral researcher (Swedish: forskare) at the Uppsala Networked Objects (UNO) group. My research is focused on making low-power wireless communication more robust, so that we can build a reliable, dependable, and energy-efficient Internet of Things. To that end, I have looked into packet corruption in outdoor sensor networks, classifying cross-technology interference, and performing repeatable experiments with mobile nodes. Recently, I began investigating communication over visual light as an alternative to traditional RF. While my current focus is on wireless PHY and links, I generally enjoy hands-on systems research at all layers of the networking stack.

I obtained a PhD from Uppsala Universitet in fall 2014. The title of my thesis was Sensor Networks and Their Radio Environment, and my thesis opponent was Prof. Andreas Terzis from Johns Hopkins University and Google. My PhD advisors were Per Gunningberg and Edith Ngai. Before the PhD program I graduated with the degree Diplom-Informatiker (German equivalent to M.Sc.) from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in November 2009.

Selected Publications

Complete list of publications. You can also check out my Google Scholar profile.

Professional Activities

I served as a member of the technical program committee or as an external reviewer for the following conferences, workshops, and journals.

TPC member
IEEE DCOSS (2016, 2015), IEEE/ACM IPSN 2016 demos, EWSN 2016 posters & demos, IEEE SenseApp 2015, IEEE ISSNIP 2015, SNCNW (2014, 2013)
External reviewer
IEEE INFOCOM (2017, 2016), IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking (2015), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (2015), ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (2014, 2013), IEEE LCN (2014, 2013, 2011), IEEE Sensors Journal (2012), IEEE SenseApp 2012, ISWCS 2012, IEEE IWCMC 2011, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2010), IEEE ICC 2010, IEEE WCSN 2010