Professor for Telecommunications, University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Saarbruecken, Germany
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Horst Wieker is full-time professor for telecommunications at the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes [HTW]) in Saarbruecken, Germany since 1996.
His main research activities deal with switching technologies, intelligent and Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, there especially concerning MAC- and routing protocols as well as network security.
Prof. Wieker is partner in many national and international research projects like Prevent Willwarn, CVIS, DRIVE C2X, AKTIV, simTD, and UR:BAN. In CONVERGE has Prof. Wieker the consortium leadership.
Prof. Wieker is development member in the Car to Car Communication Consortiums (C2C CC) and is working in the groups “Phy / Mac”, “Network” and “Applications”. Since October 2007 he is member in the Technical Committee of the C2C CC and was responsible of the Car-to-Car Demo in 2008.
In 2000 prof. Wieker established the EUROTEC Solutions as an associate institute at HTW. He is the scientific leader of this institute.
Before he became a full time professor Mr Wieker was employed at SIEMENS AG in Munich. There he worked as a senior system engineer in the area of public networks, hard- and software development. Later on he became project leader for narrow-broadband integration and final system test of telecommunication systems.
Prof. Wieker obtained his diploma in telecommunications engineering in 1987 from the University of Bremen. While working as a scientific assistant at the department of telecommunications engineering at the University of Bremen he obtained his doctoral degree in telecommunications in 1991.