Marco Zimmerling

I am an independent research group leader at TU Dresden, where I am heading the Networked Embedded Systems Lab within the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden. My research interests are in the area of cyber-physical systems, with a focus on wireless embedded systems. Overall, I aim at designing and building real systems that are provably dependable, highly adaptive, and sustainable by design.

I completed my PhD in computer engineering in 2015 at ETH Zurich in the group of Lothar Thiele. I hold a diploma degree in computer science from TU Dresden. For doing my diploma thesis, I visited the groups of Thiemo Voigt at RISE Kista and Per Gunningberg at Uppsala University. Taking a break from my studies, I interned at IBM for more than a year, including a six-month stay at the T.J. Watson Research Center.

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Besides research, I enjoy my three kids, running, fishing, cooking, hiking, and reading books.


Nov 18, 2019

Together with Sara Khalifa, I am organzing the PhD Forum of IPSN'20. Extended abstracts can be submitted until January 24, 2020!

July 21, 2019

Happy to serve on the program committee of IPSN'20 and ICCPS'20. Get your best papers ready by October 23!

June 23, 2019

Two videos of our IPSN'19 demo are available here and here. We also recorded the ICCPS'19 conference talk, which illustrates our solution in more detail.

May 29, 2019

Two videos of our IPSN'19 demo are available here and here. We also recorded the ICCPS'19 conference talk, which illustrates our solution in more detail.

Apr 17, 2019

Our work on fast feedback control with stability guarantees over wireless multi-hop networks wins the ICCPS Best Paper Award and the IPSN Best Demo Award.

Feb 19, 2019

The preliminary program of CPS-IoTBench with exciting invited talks and paper presentations is out! Consider attending if you come to CPS-IoT Week in Montreal.

Feb 13, 2019

Together with colleagues from ETH, Toshiba Research, and TU Graz we propose a methodology to improve the reproducibility of low-power wireless experiments.

Feb 13, 2019

Our paper with Raja Jurdak and Brano Kusy from CSIRO Data61 on making energy-harvesting systems more effective and robust was accepted at IPSN'19.

Jan 28, 2019

We released a new Mixer port for the ARM Cortex-M4 based nRF52840 DK. You may check out the source code or follow the step-by-step instructions in a tutorial project.

Jan 15, 2019

Excited to visit and give an invited talk at the Bristol-based Telecommunications Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe Limited beginning of February.

Dec 28, 2018

Our paper with MPI for Intelligent Systems and ETH on fast feedback control and coordination over multi-hop wireless networks was accepted at ICCPS'19.

Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Full Publication List

Selected Honors and Awards

Open Source

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Email: marco zimmerling at
Phone: +49 351 463 43728
Fax: +49 351 463 39995

Visiting Address:
TU Dresden
Networked Embedded Systems Lab
Helmholtzstrasse 18, BAR II59
01187 Dresden

Mailing Address:
TU Dresden
cfaed – S7A
01062 Dresden, Germany

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