AGH University of Science and Technology

AGH University of Science and Technology, founded in 1919, is ranked as one of the top Polish universities involved in research and education in information technologies. The University consists of 16 faculties and employs about 2000 faculty members serving nearly 30 000 students within undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education programmes. The Department of Telecommunications is part of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications, and is an important centre for education and research in information and communication technologies focusing on high-speed networking and services to the e-world. The Department staff consists of more than 50 people (including 5 full professors); about 25 doctoral research students are affiliated with the Department. Since 1996 the Department of Telecommunications has been involved in various European projects including 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Framework Programmes. It has also been active in developing strategies and network planning for major Polish telecommunications operators. Its staff has served as consultants for network operators, equipment vendors, and regulatory bodies in Poland and abroad as well as reviewers of European projects. Department members have been active in professional societies, organizing international and national conferences (including IEEE and IFIP events) and research workshops as well as holding important editorial positions in leading journals and magazines, such as IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Computer Communications, and Security and Communication Networks.

Major research areas of the Department of Telecommunications include:

  • Wireless Communications (4G networks, mesh and ad hoc networks, UMTS radio network optimisation, Quality of Service in cellular, mesh, and ad hoc networks, reliability of wireless networks)
  • Network Architectures and Design (modern optical networks, overlay networking, access networks, network reliability and survivability, techno-economics of telecommunication networks)
  • Protocols for the Next Generation Internet (quality of service in IP networks, signalling and protocols for multimedia systems, routing and mobility management, MPLS and GMPLS)
  • Security in Telecommunication and Computer Systems (security architectures and protocols for wireless, cellular and mesh systems, intrusion detection and mitigation, identity management, quantum cryptography)
  • Services for Information Society (multimedia systems and applications, quality of experience, telemedicine solutions, computer support for medical diagnosis and therapy)
  • Information Processing Techniques for Computer Networks and Multimedia Systems (digital modulations, watermarking, data mining)
  • Intelligent Monitoring and Information Exchange Systems for Security of Citizens

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