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Johannes Blobel

Short Bio

My name is Johannes Blobel and I am a research assistant at Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN) at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Berlin, Germany. I received my BSc (2011) and MSc (2014) in Computer Science from Paderborn University. My research focus is on energy efficient communication in the realm of wireless sensor networks and IoT using wake-up receivers and on indoor- and outdoor localization techniques.

Another interest of mine is the history of computers. Since 2021 I am the appointed member of the IEEE Germany Section ExCom, responsible for History Activities. In the past years I held a lecture on computer history where I teach bachelor students about the origins of their field of study and give a retroprogramming course on the Commodore C64. In my spare time I also work for the Heinz Nixdorf Computer Museum in Paderborn.

Selected Publications (see full list)

  • Johannes Blobel, Vu H. Tran, Archan Misra and Falko Dressler, "Low-Power Downlink for the Internet of Things using IEEE 802.11-compliant Wake-Up Receivers," Proceedings of 40th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2021), Virtual Conference, May 2021. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
  • Johannes Blobel, Florian Menne, Dongxiao Yu, Xiuzhen Cheng and Falko Dressler, "Low-power and Low-delay WLAN using Wake-up Receivers," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), October 2020. (online first) [DOI, BibTeX, More details]
  • Johannes Blobel, Jannis Krasemann and Falko Dressler, "An Architecture for Sender-based Addressing for Selective Sensor Network Wake-Up Receivers," Proceedings of 17th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2016), Coimbra, Portugal, June 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
  • Johannes Blobel, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Protocol Options for Low Power Sensor Network MAC using Wake-up Receivers with Duty Cycling," Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016, pp. 3925–3930. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
    • Last modified: 2023-10-07