Prof. Dr.-Ing. Firoz Kaderali

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Firoz Kaderali



FernUniversität in Hagen

Faculty of Informatics and Mathematics

Department of Communication Systems

58084 Hagen



1963 - 69

Studied theoretical electrical engineering at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt

1969 - 74

Assistant at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt


Doctorate (Promotion) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Subject: Network Theory

1974 - 76

Lecturer of Statistical Signal Theory at the Technische Universität Darmstadt

1976 - 81

Member of the Research Center at SEL (ITT)/Stuttgart. Projektleader of Bundespost study and Fieldtrial DIGON (Digital Local Area Network)

1981 - 86

Head of the Department System Development/Large Systems at Telefonbau und Normalzeit/Frankfurt Development of ISDN-PABXs

Since 1986

Professor for Communication Systems at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Main interests: Communication Systems, Networks and Protocols, Network Security

1989 - 94

Head of the regional telecommunications initiative TELETECH NRW (Consultant and supervisor of over 120 Telecommunications Projects)

1990 - 96

Member of the ISDN Research Commission NRW (Projects on ISDN Applicationsdesign and Technology Assessment)

Since 1992

Director of the Research Institute of Telecommunications (FTK) in Dortmund, Hagen and Wuppertal, Joint Institute of the Universities Hagen (Electrical Engineering) and Wuppertal (Economy)

1995 - 01

Member of management of mediaNRW, an initiative to promote the development and spreading of multimedia-applications as a whole and interactive services in enterprises, private households, and the public sector

1999 - 03

Project manager of the research alliance Data Security Northrhein-Westphalia

2000 - 02

Chairman of the advisory board of GITS (Gesellschaft für IT-Sicherheit) in Bochum, Germany

2002 - 07

Chairman of the open source initiative CampusSource

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