Jeroen Famaey

Jeroen Famaey

Research Professor of Wireless Networks

University of Antwerp



I am a research professor at the Internet and Data Lab (IDLab), an inter-university research group part of the University of Antwerp’s Department of Computer Science and Ghent University’s Department of Information Technology. Additionally, I am a principal investigator at imec.

My general research interests encompass performance modeling and optimization of emerging wireless network technologies. Currently, I am particularly interested in low-power and battery-less communications and computing for the Internet of Things, and (beyond) 5G technologies such as ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC), high-frequency communications (millimeter wave, Terahertz) and programmable metasurfaces.


  • Wireless networks
  • Performance modeling and optimization
  • Internet of Things
  • Beyond 5G


  • PhD in Computer Science Engineering, 2012

    Ghent University

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2007

    Ghent University

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2005

    Ghent University


PhD students

  • Jakob Struye: Ultra-reliable low-latency mmWave communications for multi-user AR/VR (2019-present)
  • Adnan Sabovic: Energy-aware scheduling in battery-less IoT devices (2019-present)
  • Ashish Sultania: Joint latency-energy optimization in cellular IoT networks (2017-present)
  • Serena Santi: Energy efficiency in heterogeneous wireless IoT networks (2016-present)

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Filip Lemic: Low-power localization, context-aware networks, Terahertz wireless networks (2018-present)

Visiting researchers

  • Martina Capuzzo: Simulation of battery-less LoRaWAN networks in ns-3 (2020-2021), PhD student at University of Padova

Former team members

Graduated PhD students

  • Tom De Schepper: QoS-aware load balancing in heterogeneous wireless LANs (2015-2019)
  • Le Tian: Scalable Low-Power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (2015-2019), now with Information Engineering University, China
  • Glenn Daneels: Towards an Energy-efficient, Responsive and Reliable Industrial Internet of Things (2014-2021), now with Atlas Copco, Belgium


Current Projects

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Sustainable and Adaptive Ultra-High Capacity Micro Base Stations (EU CHIST-ERA, 2021-2024)


Sustainable Internet of Battery-Less Things (FWO SBO, 2020-2024)


Scalable Localization-enabled In-body Terahertz Nanonetwork (H2020 MSCA, 2020-2022)


Energy-aware computing on battery-less IoT devices (UA IOF, 2020-2021)


Bluetooth-based self-managed mesh networks for next-generation sustainable sensing (imec.icon, 2019-2021)


Internet of Shipping (imec.icon, 2019-2020)


Mission-Critical Applications Go Into Cellular IoT Networks (imec.icon, 2017-2019)


Small Platform Inter-satellite Data Exchange Routes (ESA, 2017-2018)


Multimodal Sub-1GHz Communication and Localization for IoT Applications (imec.icon, 2017-2019)


Intelligent DEnse And Long Range IoT networks (FWO SBO, 2017-2021)


Continous Athlete Monitoring (imec.icon, 2016-2018)

Recent Publications

(2021). Enabling Green IoT: Energy-Aware Communication Protocols for Battery-less LoRaWAN Devices. 24th International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM).


(2021). Demonstration of an Energy-Aware Task Scheduler for Battery-Less IoT Devices (Demo Abstract). 9th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems (EnSys).


(2021). Energy-Aware Battery-Less Bluetooth Low Energy Device Prototype Powered By Ambient Light (Demo Abstract). 9th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems (EnSys).


(2021). User Mobility Simulator for Full-Immersive Multiuser Virtual Reality with Redirected Walking. ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys).


(2021). Nanorouter Awareness in Flow-Guided Nanocommunication Networks. 8th International Workshop on Cooperative Wireless Networks (CWN).


Awards and Recognition

Editor’s Choice Article

Survey on Wireless Technology Trade-Offs for the Industrial Internet of Things

Research stimulation grant

4 year grant of 200 k€ to perform research on battery-less IoT

Best paper award

A Cloud-based Virtual Network Operator for Managing Multimodal LPWA Networks and Devices

Best paper award

Extension of the IEEE 802.11ah NS-3 Simulation Module

Outstanding Reviewer Award

In recognition of outstanding contributions to IEEE TNSM journal

Best of IET and IBC (selection of 9 best technical papers)

Enhancing MPEG DASH performance via server and network assistance

Best paper award

Design and Evaluation of Tile Selection Algorithms for Tiled HTTP Adaptive Streaming

Best student paper award

Design and Evaluation of a Hierarchical Application Placement Algorithm in Large Scale Clouds

Student travel grant

On the Merits of Popularity Prediction in Multimedia Content Caching

Best paper award

Towards Efficient Service Placement and Server Selection for Large-scale Deployments

Academic Service

Conference and workshop organisation

Editorial board membership

Technical program committee (TPC) membership

Journal reviewer

IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Wireless Communications, Springer Wireless Networks, Elsevier Computer Communications, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Elsevier Computer Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, MDPI Sensors, IEEE Network, IEEE Access, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, Elsevier Computer Standards & Interfaces, Signal Processing: Image Communication, Wiley International Journal of Network Management, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions of Network and Service Management, etc.

Doctoral evaluation committee membership