Prof. Klaus DavidProf. Klaus David

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus David


University of Kassel
Faculty of Electrical Engineering / Computer Science
Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec), Prof. Dr. Klaus David
Wilhelmshöher Allee 73
34121 Kassel - Germany




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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus David (born 1961 in Frankfurt am Main) studied Physics at the University of Siegen (Germany). Then he was for 4 years researcher with IMEC in Gent (Belgium) and obtained his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Siegen (Germany).

After six years with T-Mobile (Münster, Bonn, Germany) as project leader and group head, he became Professor at the chair for mobile systems at the Technical University of Brandenburg (BTU, Cottbus, Germany) in 1998. Here he was a co-founder if the lesswire AG and department head at IHP.

Altogether he was working and living for about 5 years outside of Germany (UK, Belgium, USA, and Japan). Since March 2000 he leads the Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec) at the University of Kassel.

Prof. David has filed more than 10 patents, has written 2 Textbooks, and has published more than 200 publications. He is active in international organizations, like:

  • IEEE
  • EIC IEEE VT Magazine (2015 – 2018, during this time the impact factor increased from below 2 to more than 6)
  • Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), an elected member of the steering board 2016 – 2019
  • Academic Advisor ngmn (next generation mobile networks)
  • Reviewer for the German Research Organisation (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG)), the ministry of research and education (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), and of the EU
  • TPC member or TPC chair of e.g.: TPC IEEE PerCom 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, TPC Chair, Future Network & Mobile Summit (FuNeMS), Berlin 2012
  • Several invited keynote presentations such as: Plenary Keynote Speech by Klaus David on “The Wireless Seat Belt: An Innovative Approach for CAR2P/VRU Safety Based on 5G and Machine Learning”, IEEE pimrc 2017, Montreal, Canada, 8 – 13. Oct. 2017

His research focuses on mobile applications and networks, context awareness, machine learning, and software (architectures). Application areas include: mobility, digital work, E-Learning and energy efficiency (home networking, smart grid).

Since 2005 Prof. David is a co-founder and director of the ITeG (Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Informationstechnik-Gestaltung, in Engl. Centre for interdisciplinary IT design).

In 2010 he was a co-founder of the start–up PhoneTec.

From 2012 till 2017 he had the scientific co-ordination of the department communications and software at the IdE (Institut dezentrale Energiekonzepte, in Engl. Institute of decentral Energy concepts).

From 2014 till end 2017 Prof. David was the co-ordinator of the LOEWE excellence in research activity "Social Link".