Thomas Magedanz (PhD) is full professor in the electrical engineering and computer sciences faculty at the Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany, leading the chair for next generation networks (www.av.tu-berlin.de) since 2004.
In addition, he is director of the next generation network infrastructure competence center of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/go/ngni). Since more than 22 years Prof. Magedanz is working in the convergence field of fixed and mobile telecommunications, the internet and information technologies, which resulted in many international R&D projects centred around the prototyping of advanced Service Delivery Platforms and Service-centric Control Platforms for fixed and mobile Next Generation Networks for major international network operators and equipment manufacturers.
In the course of his research activities he published several books and more than 300 technical papers/articles and his Open XXX test bed toolkits are used in many R&D labs around the globe. The most popular ones include the Open Source IMS Core (www.openimscore.org) and the Open IMS Playground (www.open-ims.org) established in 2004. In 2007 he opened the new Open SOA Telco Playground (www.opensoaplayground.org) for IMS/Web2.0/SOA service prototyping based on open service APIs on top of NGNs and legacy circuit switched telecom networks.
In spring 2010, he opened the Future Seamless Communication Playground (www.FUSECO-playground.org) based on the new FOKUS Open Evolved Packet Core software toolkit (www.OpenEPC.net) in order to enable applied research on IP core network evolution and seamless mobility support in multi access wireless network environments.
In 2011, he entered with his team also into the machine–to–machine (M2M) communications domain by developing the Open Machine Type Communications software toolkit (www.openMTC.org).
In addition, Prof. Magedanz is senior member of the IEEE and holds guest professorships at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Universidad de Chile in Santiago de Chile.