DACS Research Teaching Amateur radio Miscellaneous Contact
I'm an assistant professor (Dutch: "universitair docent") in the
Design and Analysis of Communication
Systems (DACS) group at the Electrical
Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science department of the University of Twente.
Before this, I studied physics (graduating in 1996), and obtained a PhD in computer science in 2000, both also at the University of Twente. In 2007, I had a two-month sabbatical at IRISA/INRIA in Rennes, France.
My research concerns a somewhat broad area around telecommunications
systems and their mathematical aspects.
One main topic (also the topic of my own PhD thesis) is rare-event simulation, motivated by the need to estimate small probabilities (of undesirable events such as packet loss and call blocking) in queueing models of telecommunication systems. Techniques from rare-event simulation also have broader applications; one PhD student is currently working on applying it in model checking.
Another main topic is measurements on real networks and their interpretation, modeling and use; for the measurements, we have a collaboration with the university's network administrators.
A list of publications is available here.
I'm currently (co)advising the following PhD students:
Former (co)advised PhD students are:
In the 2013/2014 academic year, I'm responsible for the following (parts of) courses:
I'm a member of the design teams, and a teacher, of two modules of the UT's new computer science bachelor curriculum:
I'm also the programme mentor for students following the MSc Telematics study program, and vice-chairman of the "examination board" (Dutch: examencommissie) for the computer science and telematics programs.
My main hobby is amateur radio. Information on some of my amateur-radio related projects, including several computer programs for Linux and other unix-like systems, is available at my amateur radio page. The university's amateur radio club ETGD has its own homepage (in Dutch). Perhaps the most visible result of my amateur radio activities is the WebSDR system, allowing many users to simultaneously use and tune a radio receiver via the internet.
A couple of things I wrote about miscellaneous subjects, that perhaps might be of interest to someone.
Dr. ir. Pieter-Tjerk de Boer
University of Twente
Design and Analysis of Communication Systems
Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
Phone: +31 53 4894327