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Dr. Radu Popescu-Zeletin

Founder, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)

Prof. Popescu-Zeletin graduated at the Polytechnical Institute Bucharest, Romania, got his PH.D. from the University of Bremen, and his habilitation from the Technical University Berlin.

He published many papers and books on network technologies, distributed computing systems and applications. He was active in standardization committees (DIN, ISO, WWRF) and had contributed to the development of telecommunication standards. His chair for “Open Communication Systems” at the TU Berlin is highly involved in the development of technologies for “I-centric communication” and “Autonomic Communication” as main constituents of the Future Internet.

He is founder of several telecommunication companies: IKV++ Technologies AG, IVISTAR AG, Testing Technologies IST GmbH, TwonkyVision GmbH, ICAM GmbH, Iptel.org GmbH, BITTUBES GmbH, eGov Consulting and Development GmbH, Trusted Safe GmbH, Match Technologies GmbH, DLC – Direct Link Consult GmbH.

Prof. Popescu-Zeletin is member of the Microsoft Interoperability Executive Customer Council, founder of the ISPRAT e.V. (Interdisciplinary Studies on Policy, Law, Administration and Technology e.V.) and of the Wireless World Research Forum. As member of the Motorola Visionary Board (2004-2006) he contributed to new developments in mobile communications. He is member of the Romanian-American Foundation.

He was chairman of the scientific council of DeTeCon International GmbH and member of the advisory board of several telecommunication companies. He is member of the advisory board of EICT GmbH, TELES AG and OpenLimit SignCubes AG.

Prof. Popescu-Zeletin is member of the ANR-Agence National de la Recherche, France and Member of the Technical-Scientific Committee of CREATE-NET, Italy and member of the scientific board ARTIE – Applied Research Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

He is Senior Member of IEEE, Doctor honoris causa of the Polytechnical Institute Bucharest, Romania and Professor honoris causa of the Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil.

He is member of the Romanian Academy as well as bearer of the Public Service Medal of the Republic of Romania and of the Medal of the Senate of Chile.