James Gross is an associate professor with the Electrical Engineering School of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm since November 2012. He also serves as director for the ACCESS Linneaus Centre and is a member of the board of KTH’s Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems. His research interests are broadly in the area of mobile systems & networks, with a focus on critical machine-to-machine communications, cellular networks, resource allocation as well as performance evaluation methods (in particular stochastic network calculus as well as network simulation). Prior to joining KTH, he was assistant professor and head of the Mobile Network Performance Group at RWTH Aachen University from 2008 – 2012 as well as a member of the DFG-funded UMIC research centre of RWTH. James studied at TU Berlin and UC San Diego, and received his PhD from TU Berlin in 2006.
James has published about 100 (peer-reviewed) papers in international journals and conferences. His work has been awarded multiple times, among them the best paper awards at ACM MSWiM 2015, the best demo paper award at IEEE WoWMoM 2015, the best paper award at IEEE WoWMoM 2009 and the best paper award at European Wireless 2009. In 2007, James was the recipient of the ITG/KuVS dissertation award for his PhD thesis.
James’ work has been funded by various different agencies and projects, among them the national science foundation in Germany DFG, the national science foundation in Sweden VR, the ICT TNG SRA in Stockholm, the Linneaus ACCESS centre, the DFG-funded UMIC centre in Aachen, as well as the ministry of science in Germany as well as direct support by various different companies. Apart from publications, his work has had impact on wireless networking standards and lead to about 10 patents. James has lead a team of researchers in 2014 to build one of the world-wide first wireless systems realizing critical machine-to-machine communications. This work has led in summer 2015 to the formation of the spin-off company R3 Communications.