Dr.-Ing. Darren Carlson

On November 1, 2016, Darren Carlson will join the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering. Dr. Carlson is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests include Cyber-physical Systems; Ubiquitous Computing; Internet of Things; Adaptive Edge Computing; Physical User Experience Design; and Interactive Digital Media Systems. Dr. Carlson founded and currently leads the NUS Ambient Computing Group, which develops next-generation frameworks and algorithms for the emerging Internet of Things and Web of Things. The NUS Ambient Computing Group has established an award-winning research track that emphasizes practical outcomes and open collaboration with international partner organizations and open source communities.

Before coming to NUS, Dr. Carlson held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Institute of Telematics (ITM) at the University of Lübeck, where he was the co-founder of the ITM's Ambient Computing Group; a Principal Investigator in the SmartAssist project; and the founder of the Ambient Dynamix project, a popular plug-and-play IoT framework for mobile devices.

Dr. Carlson's previous work spans academic, consulting and industrial research settings, including several years as a Research Staff Member at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. In these roles, he has published widely in the areas of ubiquitous and mobile computing; authored adaptive media streaming patents; authored several successful research grant proposals; and served as a computer science lecturer at the University of Lübeck, the International School of New Media and Karlsruhe University.

Dr. Carlson received his Ph.D. (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Science from the University of Lübeck (Germany) in 2009 for a dissertation titled "Ocean: Towards Web-scale Context-aware Computing." He received his M.Sc. (Highest Distinction Honors) in Digital Media from the University of Lübeck - ISNM (Germany) in 2005 for research in extensible ubiquitous computing infrastructure. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Electronics Engineering Technology from Minnesota State University Mankato (USA) in 1998, where he specialized in digital systems and wireless communications. For more information, or to request a detailed curriculum vitae, please use the contact information below.