prof.dr.ir. G.J. Heijenk (Geert)

Full Professor Wireless Networks & Mobility

About Me

I am a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, leading the  Design and Analysis of Communication Systems chair of the University of Twente (UT). I received my M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Twente, the Netherlands in 1988, worked as a research staff member at the same university and received my Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 1995. I have also held a part-time position as researcher at KPN research, the Netherlands, from 1989 until 1991. From 1995 until 2003, I was with Ericsson EuroLab Netherlands, first as a senior strategic engineer, and from 1999 as a research department manager. From 1998 until 2003 I was also a part-time senior researcher at the University of Twente. From 2015 until 2018 I have been program director of the Computer Science and Internet Science & Technology bachelor and master programs of University of Twente. As of September 2020, I am the chair of the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group at the University of Twente.

In 2011, I was a visiting professor at INRIA Rocquencourt, Paris. In 2002, I was a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. In 1992, I have performed part of my Ph.D. research at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

My area of research is Wireless Networks & Mobility. I am particularly interested in architectures, algorithms, and protocols for Cellular, Ad-hoc, and Vehicular Networks.


Engineering & Materials Science
Adaptive Cruise Control
Medium Access Control
Network Protocols
Packet Loss
Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Wireless Networks

Ancillary Activities

  • ASCI (Advanced School for Computing and Imaging)
    Board member ASCI (Advanced School for Computing and Imaging)
  • Varietas
    Member Joint Participation Council (Gemeenschappelijke Medezeggenschapsraad, GMR) Stichting Varietas


My area of research is  Wireless Networks & Mobility. I am interested in both novel networking concepts (e.g., for 5G/6G networks and short-range technologies such as IEEE 802.11 or Bluetooth), and their applications, e.g., for coordinated automated driving, bicycle safety, or mobility management. I am particularly interested in sustainability of communication networks.


Ben Fredj, K., Pallamreddy, A. R. , Heijenk, G. , Havinga, P. J. M. , & Huang, Y. (2023). E-Go Bicycle Intelligent Speed Adaptation System for Catching the Green Light. Paper presented at 20th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, EAI MobiQuitous 2023, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Havinga, T. , Bayhan, S. , & Heijenk, G. (2023). Optimal Geocast Scheduling under Multicasts and Relaying in mmWave Vehicular Networks. In L. L. Chen, T. Melodia, E. E. Tsiropoulou, C. F. Chiasserini, R. Bruno, S. Bhattacharjee, P. Frangoudis, & V. S. S. Nadendla (Eds.), 2022 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) (pp. 241-250) https://doi.org/10.1109/WoWMoM54355.2022.00043
Acciani, F. (2022). Control over unreliable networks: Consensus and platooning. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553803
Camarinha-Matos, L. M. , Heijenk, G., Katkoori, S., & Strous, L. (Eds.) (2022). Internet of Things - Technology and Applications: 4th IFIP International cross-Domain Conference, IFIP IoT 2021. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology ed.) (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 641). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96466-5
Smeitink, E., Herrebout, F., van Bussel, H., Nooren, P., Heijnen, P., Wijngaard, P., Wilkens, J., Kuipers, F., Heemstra de Groot, S., Smolders, B. , Heijenk, G. , van den Berg, H. L., & Zaalberg, J. (2021). Future Network Services: Communicatienetwerken voor en door Nederland. https://publications.tno.nl/publication/34638839/2xVZxj/TNO-2021-communicatienetwerken.pdf
Mendler, G. , & Heijenk, G. (2021). On the potential of multicast in millimeter wave vehicular communications. In 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021-Spring), 2021 Article 9448670 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTC2021-Spring51267.2021.9448670
Chandramohan, A. , & Heijenk, G. (2020). Modelling V2V message generation rates in a highway environment. In 2020 16th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob) Article 9253392 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMob50308.2020.9253392
Meijerink, B. , & Heijenk, G. (2020). Infrastructure Support for Contention-Based Forwarding. In D. Cabric, O. Altintas, T. Leinmueller, H. Zhang, & T. Higuchi (Eds.), 2019 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2019 Article 9062795 (IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC; Vol. 2019-December). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/VNC48660.2019.9062795
Meijerink, B. J. (2019). Network-layer geocast: geographic addressing and routing for fixed networks. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036548915

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Within the Technical Computer Science and Electrical Engineering bachelor programs, I teach parts of the Network Systems module. Furthermore, I am coordinating and teaching in the minor module Cyber Physical Systems. For master students in Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems, and Computer Science, I teach the following courses: Mobile & Wireless Networking, Ad Hoc Networks, and Advanced Networking. Finally, I supervise all kinds of student projects in the area of wireless networking and cooperative autonomous driving.

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 5063
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling  5063
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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