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ABOUT THE EDITORS

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Frank H.P. Fitzek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems, University of Aalborg, Denmark, heading the Mobile Device group. He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology — Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) — Aachen, Germany, in 1997 and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2002 and became Adjunct Professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy. He co-founded the start-up company acticom GmbH in Berlin in 1999. He has visited various research institutes including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), VTT, and Arizona State University. In 2005, he won the YRP award for the work on MIMO MDC and received the Young Elite Researcher Award of Denmark. He was selected to receive the NOKIA Champion Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2008, he was awarded the Nokia Achievement Award for his work on cooperative networks. His current research interests are in the areas of wireless and mobile communication networks, mobile phone programming, cross layer as well as energy-efficient protocol design and cooperative networking.

Tommi Mikkonen is a professor at Department of Software Systems at Tampere University of Technology. He has held several different positions in academia and industry, and at present his research interests include mobile devices programming, web development and agile approaches to software engineering. He is a well-known author and he has pioneered mobile devices programming in universities in Finland.

Tony Torp is a senior lecturer of software engineering at Tampere University of Applied Sciences where he is heading mobile systems education and running the smartphone lab of the University. He has a strong software development background in the industry since the very first Symbian based smartphone projects in Nokia. During the past decade he has shared his knowledge among several Universities, companies and developer communities worldwide. Being one of the top developers in the field, he received the Nokia Champion Award in 2006, 2009 and 2010. He is also running a company offering training and consultancy services for mobile developers.

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