James Gross is a professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm since November 2012. He is associate director of KTH Digital Futures and a co-director of KTH’s comptence center on edge computing TECoSA. From 2014 – 2020 he was a member of the board of KTH’s Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems, while he served from 2016 – 2019 as director for KTH’s ACCESS Linnaeus Centre. His research interests are broadly in the area of mobile systems & networks, with a focus on critical machine-to-machine communications, edge computing, resource allocation as well as performance evaluation methods (in particular stochastic network calculus as well as age of information). 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 150 (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 currently serves as Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
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 Linnaeus ACCESS centre, the DFG-funded UMIC centre in Aachen, the ministry of science in Germany, the Swedish VINNOVA as well as direct support from different companies. Apart from publications, his work has had impact on wireless networking standards and led to about 10 patents. In 2014, James and his team of researchers built EchoRing, 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.