Frederik Hermans Software Engineer
Update: I have joined Google in
December 2016. The information on this page is likely to be outdated.
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
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
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.
Augmenting IoT Networks with Backscatter-Enabled Passive Sensor Tags
To be presented at The Third ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Wireless (HotWireless) in conjunction with ACM MobiCom, October 2016, New York, USA.
Focus: Robust Visual Codes for Everyone
In Proceedings of The 13th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), June 2016, Singapore.
Detecting and Avoiding Multiple Sources of Interference in the 2.4 GHz Spectrum
Best paper award!
In Proceedings of The 12th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN), February 2015, Porto, Portugal.
All is not Lost: Understanding and Exploiting Packet Corruption in Outdoor Sensor Networks
Best paper award!
In Proceedings of The 11th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN), February 2014, Oxford, UK. (BiBTeX)
SoNIC: Classifying Interference in 802.15.4 Sensor Networks
Best paper runner-up!
In Proceedings of The 12th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2013, Philadelphia, USA. (BibTeX)
Complete list of publications. You can also check out my Google Scholar profile.
I served as a member of the technical program committee or as
an external reviewer for the following conferences, workshops,
- 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,
IEEE IWCMC 2011,
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2010),
IEEE ICC 2010,
IEEE WCSN 2010