Philipp Sommer


I am a senior research scientist at ABB Corporate Research in Baden, Switzerland. My research interests include a broad range of topics in the field of wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, distributed computing and embedded systems.

I received my MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich in 2007 and 2011 respectively. During my PhD thesis I have worked on time synchronization and localization for wireless embedded systems under the supervision of Prof. Roger Wattenhofer, who is the head of the Distributed Computing Group at ETH Zurich’s Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory. I have been a postdoctoral fellow at the Autonomous System lab of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Brisbane, Australia between September 2011 and October 2014. During that time I was also holding an Adjunct Lecturer position with the University of Queensland, Australia.


For an up-to-date list of my publications please visit my profiles on Google Scholar or ResearchGate.


I have worked on several topics in wireless sensor networks such as time synchronization, localisation and tracking, communication protocols, and debugging tools. Source code for some of my projects can be found on my GitHub profile or my ETH page.



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