Opening talk

Sandor AlbrechtDr. Sandor Albrecht,
“Challenges for the Networked Society”

Sandor Albrecht received his M.Sc.E.E. and Ph.D. from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1993 and 2004, respectively. He also received a M.A.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1998 and a MBA from Central European University Business School, Budapest, Hungary in 2009.Between 1993 and 1998, he participated in several digital signal processing and radar imaging related research and development project as a researcher and software developer in Hungary and Canada.
He joined Ericsson Research and Development in Hungary in 1999, where he worked as a manager leading software development projects and departments. He was responsible for four different product development areas, such as SmartEdge (Multi-Service Edge Router), Mobile Media Gateway, IMS Gateway and Telephony Softswitch Gateway Controller.He moved to Stockholm in 2010 and joined the IP and Broadband Design Unit. His main responsibility was to define and manage the Ericsson wide technology strategy for IP and packet transport evolution.
Since March 2013, he is the Director of IP and Transport at Ericsson Research. His research area covers optical HW research, optical networking, small cell transport, SDN, network abstraction and service programmability, high performance and programmable data plane and information centric networking.