Dr.-Ing. Darren Carlson (USA)
|Education||Dr. Carlson received his Ph.D. in computer science from the from the University of Luebeck in 2009 for a
dissertation entitled "Ocean: Towards Web-scale Context-aware Computing."
He received his M.Sc. in Digital Media from the International School of New Media in 2005 for research in extensible ubiquitous computing infrastructure.
He graduated with a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering Technology from Minnesota State University Mankato in 1998 where he specialized in digital systems and wireless communications.
Dr. Carlson is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Institute of Telematics at the University of Luebeck.
His research interests span ubiquitous computing, large-scale distributed systems, context-aware mobile computing and
community-based computation (e.g. crowdsourcing). He is co-founder of the Ambient Computing Group at the International School
of New Media. He is also a Principal Investigator in the SmartAssist project, which is developing next-generation
ambient assistent living technologies for senior citizens in home health-care scenarios.
Previously, Dr. Carlson held a Research Staff Member position with NEC Europe Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany. During his tenure, he worked on network QoS architectures and adaptive streaming and transcoding frameworks. He also developed adaptive media player software for various mobile device platforms. He authored numerous scientific papers and presented research prototypes at international trade-shows such as CeBIT and the 3GSM World Congress. He also co-authored several patents related to high-speed, lossless media adaptation on resource-constrained mobile devices.
In addition to his research activities, Dr. Carlson has also led several commercial software projects. As founder and Chief Software Architect of StreamLabs LLC, he has developed a high-definition streaming media platform for medical distance-learning and skills training. StreamLabs has also developed a Web-based content management system, which is designed to streamline complex grant collection and review processes. Additional StreamLabs projects include enterprise Web applications and a custom surface computing framework.
For more information, please visit: http://dcarlson.info.