|Dr. Andrej Vilhar|
Andrej Vilhar graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Ljubljana in 2004. After taking his diploma, he joined Department of Communication Systems at Jožef Stefan Institute as a PhD student. His main research topic at graduate level was mobility management in the internet. In 2009, he successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled Optimization of procedures for hierarchical mobility management in the internet. During his PhD studies, he took part also at international projects CAPANINA, COST 297, SatNEx I and SatNEx II and published also in the field of wavelength based routing in the free space optical transport networks.
After his PhD, he has focused on the field of radio waves propagation. In the period 2009/2010, he spent 1 year as a post-doc reasearcher at French research institution ONERA, where he has developed a tool for processing high-frequency measured satellite signals for the purpose of statistical channel modelling. In the propagation area, he works on two projects, i.e. on an open-source terrestrial radio planning tool GRASS-RaPlaT and on the project for European Space Agency (ESA), where he studies atmospheric impairments of Ka- and Q/V-band satellite signals. In the area of networks and protocols, he works on the project ABSOLUTE, focusing on mobility support and network dimensioning for opportunistic wireless networks.
Keywords: mobility management, mobile IP protocol, network modelling, propagation in wireless terrestrial networks, propagation of high frequency satellite signals, opportunistic wireless networks for disaster relief operations