: Per Gunningberg
Bio & Professional
Gunningberg was appointed full professor in
Data Communication at Uppsala University in
2007 to 2013 he was the (founding) director of
the Excellence Center research center WISENET
on wireless sensor networks.
He got his PhD on fault tolerant systems
from Uppsala University 1983, his
MSc in Computer Science from University of California
Los Angeles, UCLA, in 1981. He has been working
in the computer communications and distributed systems
area since then. He was a visiting professor at UCLA
during 1984-85. Before joining the Uppsala University
faculty in 1995 he was a researcher and group leader at
the Swedish Institute of Computer Science in 1986-1996.
During Spring 2007 he was a visiting scholar at UC
Berkeley, a visiting professor at ETH Zurich in 2011,
2015 he was a guest professor at NICTA Sydney and in
2017 he was a visiting Researcher at Ericsson's Research
facility in Silicon Valley.
He is regarded as one of the networking
authorities on the academic side in Sweden and he has
founded several collaborate centers/programs with
industry partners, including WISENET in 2007 and the
Strategic Innovation Program Internet-of-Things Sweden
in 2014. He has authored or co-authored more than 130
publications and he has four patents in the area and he
has been invited to international panels, key talks,
tutorials and as well as an evaluator of major
international research programs. He has guided 16 PhD
students to their PhD degrees and others to their
On the professional side he has been a
member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the ACM
SIGCOMM society, an associate editor for the IEEE
Transaction on Mobile Computing and the journal Computer
Networks besides servicing regularly on major conference
program committees in the Networking area. On the
entrepreneurial side he has been consulting for
Ericsson, Telenor and other smaller telecom companies.
He is a co-founder of three companies, the most recent
OptiMobile AB. He is on the steering board of the
Strategic Innovation Program on Internet-of-Things.
Recent and selected professional activities
Organizer of international major conferences
Major international conference program committees
SIGCOMM, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2009
- ACM MobiCom,
MobiHoc, 2006, 2008
MobiSys, 2006, 2010
2016, 2017, 2018(Distinguished TPC member).
of Research programs and research positions
- Externel evaluator and reviewer of
professorships, tenures and senior lectures.
- Evaluator of large research programs, including:
- NSF(USA and
- Expert reviewer of patents in patent disputes.
Boards and other committees
- SIP-Internet-of-Things, 2014- ,
- IoT Innovation agenda for Sweden ,
- Director of WISENET,
- ACM SIGCOMM TAC,
- Swedish Center for Internet Technology 2001-2004
Graduate School on Personal Communication and
- SICS Center for
Networked Systems 2008-2012
- Faculty recruitement
professor for the research program on Computer
Architecture and Communication Systems, at
Uppsala University, 2015-
- Awarded in 2006 a VinnEX center of Excellence on
Wireless Sensor Networks by Vinnova Sweden. The
total funding was 210 MSEK (my direct funding was
42MSEK) over ten years.
- Awarded funding on programming of Sensor Networks
in 2009 in total of 25 MSEK (5MSEK).
- Factory-in-the-Cloud project, 2017 - 2022,
- UPMARC, 2008-2018, total of 100MSEK(10MSEK)
- Center For Natural Disaster Science,
- EU Emerging Technologies, ResumeNet 2007-2011,
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