Farewell and Goodbye: Dr. Marco Zimmerling Accepts Call from University of Freiburg

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This is one of these moments full of mixed emotions for us at cfaed: Promoting and supporting young scientists at an early career stage is one of our core activities. Doing this successfully also means experiencing moments like these when highly valued colleagues leave to take the next step of the ladder… Now, here we are again: Our group leader Dr. Marco Zimmerling is leaving us on April 1 to accept a call from University of Freiburg! This of course is fantastic news, and we congratulate Marco from the bottom of our hearts on this great step! And yet, it is also sad news when an era ends and we have to let go of a very valued member of our team. Luckily, it is not a complete goodbye.

"After 6.5 successful years at cfaed, I am excitied to be taking on a new role at the University of Freiburg. I am grateful for the many people I had the opportunity to work with and to learn from at TU Dresden, and I hope to be able to continue collaborating with some of them in the future." Marco has been heading the Networked Embedded Systems Lab (NES) as an independent research group leader. He joined the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) in November 2015. His research interest is directed towards the area of cyber-physical systems, with a focus on wireless embedded systems. The overall goal is to design and build real systems that are provably dependable, highly adaptive, and sustainable by design.

Now, he will take a new role as a professor for embedded systems at the University of Freiburg. Nevertheless, his group at cfaed will continue until all current doctoral projects are completed. Also, ongoing projects like the development of a testbed will continue. And, looking ahead, Marco is involved in our planned proposal for a new Cluster of Excellence. There is an interest in connecting NES’s research on battery-less IoT devices to cfaed’s ongoing activities regarding sustainable solar cells, which perfectly matches the vision for the new cluster.

So, the chances to meet Marco at cfaed will be very high also in the near future. And this is really good news :-)

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Marco Zimmerling received the Diploma degree in computer science from the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), Dresden, Germany, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland, in 2015. Since November 2015, he has been leading the Networked Embedded Systems Lab, Center for Advancing Electronics, TU Dresden. His research interests are in the general area of cyber–physical systems, with a special focus on dependable and sustainable wireless embedded systems. Dr. Zimmerling received the 2015 ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award, the 2016 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award, and Best Paper Awards at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber–Physical Systems (ICCPS) 2019, ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) 2013, and ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) 2011.

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