Josef Noll is professor at the University of Oslo and Visionary at the Basic Internet Foundation. He envisions a world with free access to basic information (#Basic4all). He is specialist for Wireless Networks and Security. The group concentrates on the working areas mobile-based trust and authentication, personalised and context-aware service provisioning, and measurable security for the Internet of Things (IoT). He is also Head of Research in Movation, Norway's open innovation company for mobile services. He is co-founder and steering board member of the Center for Wireless Innovation Norway and Mobile Monday Norway, the Norway section of the worldwide community for nerds and professionals in mobile services.
He is project leader of the NFR funded project IoTSec.no, and was involved in several international projects, including nSHIELD for measurable security in IoT systems, Citi-Sense-MOB for mobile air quality measurements, GravidPluss for mobile diabetes advise, and Ka-band propagation for polar regions. In the area of Internet of Things he was project leader of the Artemis pSHIELD project. Previously he was Senior Advisor at Telenor R&I in the Products and Markets group, and project leader of Eurescom's 'Broadband services in the Intelligent Home' and use-case leader in the EU FP6 'Adaptive Services Grid (ASG)' projects, and has initiated a.o. the EU's 6th FP ePerSpace and several Eurescom projects.
Prior to that he was Programme manager for the UMTS++ Mobile Broadband Access programme, co-ordinator for the beyond-UMTS co-operation with the Norwegian Technical University (NTNU), and project leader of the EURESCOM 'Public Bluetooth Access' , the 'Operator's Vision on Systems Beyond 3G' , '4G - the next frontier', the 'Advanced Service delivery', and the 'UMTS radio aspects' projects. Prior to that he was head of the 'Mobility and Personal Communications group' at Telenor R&D.
He joined UniK in 2005, and Telenor R&D in 1997, coming from the European Space Agency, where he was staff member (1993-1997) in the Electromagnetics Division of ESA ESTEC. His working areas included modeling of the surface emissivity of snow, ice and vegetation for microwave radiometry for MIRAS and MIMR, synergy of PMR and Scatterometer, and surface atmosphere interactions. He started at ESA in 1991, when he received a Research Fellowship from ESA's Research and Technology Centre, during which he was involved in modeling and measurements of soil moisture related to SAR campaigns (e.g. MAC'91, ERS/JERS'93).
He received his Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bochum in 1985 and 1993. He worked as a Integrated Circuit Designer in 1985 with SIEMENS in Munich, Germany and returned to the Institute for Radiofrequency at the University of Bochum as a Research Assistant from 1986 - 1990. His research involved frequency selective antenna reflector modeling, antenna measurements and microwave remote sensing of natural targets.
In 2008 he received the IARIA fellow award.
He is the General Chair of the International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users.
He is editorial board member for the International Journals
He is Technical Programme Committee (TPC) in international conferences such as:
and has been Industrial Track Chair of International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC-08), where he co-organized the Future SIM industrial workshop in June 2008.
He is reviewer of several EU FP6/FP7, referee of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, and evaluator of the EU's framework programme FP7, the Joint Undertaking (JU) Artemis, the Dutch IOP, the Austrian FIT, the Qatar National Research Fund and the Cyprus research programmes.
He is steering board member of the Internet-of-Things Value Network" in Norway, the "Semantic Web" Special Interest Groups (SIG) at the Norwegian Computer Society (Den Norske Dataforening - DND), co-editor of the Working Group 2 (WG2) White Paper "Semantic Services" and the cross-WP Outview User Profiles/Profiling for the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).
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- WLAN security, user behavior monitoring, passive data gathering, vulnerability tests
Master Theses in 2008/2009
Master Theses in 2007/2008
Master Theses in 2006/2007
Master Thesis in 2005/2006