Portrait of Tilman Wolf

Stuttgart alumnus Prof. Tilman Wolf named IEEE Fellow

December 23, 2022 /

With Professor Tilman Wolf, the IEEE honors an alumnus of Stuttgart Computer Science for his contributions to design of network processors and in-network processing services. Teaching and researching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today, Wolf still fondly remembers his time at the University of Stuttgart, when he laid the groundwork for an international academic career under Prof. Rothermel.
[Picture: University of Massachusetts Amherst]

Almost a quarter of a century ago,  Tilman Wolf submitted his diploma thesis on "User Generated Annotations for WWW Documents" at Stuttgart's Breitwiesenstraße, thus laying a foundation for a remarkable academic career. Today Wolf teaches and conducts research as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has now inducted Prof. Wolf into the 2023 Class der IEEE Fellows in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the development of network processors and services for network-internal data processing.

Looking back, Prof. Wolf says, "My studies of distributed systems at the University of Stuttgart certainly have laid the foundation for my research interest and my career as a professor. While working in Prof. Rothermel's group I was also able to conduct my diploma thesis within one of his ongoing research projects. This was an exiting opportunity and allowed me to think a bit broader about innovation and how to align my projects in a larger context. I was thrilled to see how many small contributions can move a large project forward."

About the IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has 400,000 members in 160 countries and considers itself the world's leading professional organization in in a variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

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