Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer


Communication Networks

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research area of Prof. Kellerer (*1970) covers methods and systems for communication networks as an infrastructure for the future Internet. Focus of his research are flexible, dynamic networking based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network (Function) Virtualization as well as wireless network resource management.

After studying Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TUM, he obtained his PhD degree from TUM in 2002. After a research visit to Stanford University, USA, in 2001, he joined NTT DOCOMO’s European research institute (DOCOMO Euro-Labs) where most recently he served as the head of the research department for wireless communication and networking. Since July 2012, Prof. Kellerer is full professor at TUM. He is also an adjunct professor in the department of Informatics. He is member of the Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreises für Regulierungsfragen (WAR) of the Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur) and of the Board of Directors of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). Prof. Kellerer is Senior Member of IEEE.


  • ERC Consolidator Grant for „Quantifying Flexibility in Communication Networks“ (FlexNets) (2014)
  • Preis der Informationstechnischen Gesellschaft (ITG) im VDE (2008)

Basta A, Blenk A, Hoffmann K, Morper H, Hoffmann M, Kellerer W: „Towards a Cost Optimal Design for a 5G Mobile Core Network based on SDN and NFV”. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM). 2017; PP(99).


Guck J, Reisslein M, Kellerer W: „Function Split between Delay-Constrained Routing and Resource Allocation for Centrally Managed QoS in Industrial Networks”. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. 2016; 12(6): 2050 - 2061.


Römer K, Ostermaier B, Mattern F, Fahrmair M, Kellerer W: „Real-Time Search for Real-World Entities: A Survey”. Proceedings of the IEEE. Special Issue on Sensor Network Applications. 2010; 98(11): 1887 - 1902.


Shacham R, Schulzrinne H, Thakolsri S, Kellerer W: “Ubiquitous Device Personalization: The Next Generation of IP Telephony”. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP). 2007; 3(2): Article No. 12.


Khan S, Sgroi M, Peng Y, Steinbach E, Kellerer W: “Application-driven Cross Layer Optimization for Video Streaming over Wireless Networks”. IEEE Communications Magazine. Special Issue on Cross-Layer Protocol Engineering. 2006; 44(1): 122-130.