I work as a Project Manager at UBS Switzerland AG in Zurich, Switzerland.

I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2010 at ETH Zurich. My dissertation comprises an analytical comparison of forwarding-paradigms and a characterization of mobile networks.

From 2011 until 2012, I worked as a senior researcher at the Paris Lab of Technicolor on distributed inference systems based on Bayesian networks.

From August 2012 until January 2014, I was a senior researcher in the School of Computer Science of UMass Amherst, MA, where I was in charge of the Nomad Log project. This project studied the mobility of individuals via an Android app aptly named Nomad Log. The results of this study have been published at SIGCOMM 2014.

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I have done my Ph.D. in the Communication Systems Group at ETH Zurich.

The subject of my dissertation is the characterization of mobile wireless network scenarios and the analytical comparison of paradigms to leverage communication opportunities for end-to-end communication.

Wireless Communication Among Mobile Nodes — From Paths to Clusters to Connectivity

Selected Publications

Zhaoyu Gao, Arun Venkataramani, James F. Kurose, and Simon Heimlicher:
Towards a Quantitative Comparison of Location-Independent Network Architectures
ACM Sigcomm 2014, Chicago, August 2014.

Simon Heimlicher and Kavé Salamatian:
Globs in the Primordial Soup—The Emergence of Connected Crowds in Mobile Wireless Networks
★ Best Paper Award ★
ACM MobiHoc 2010, Chicago, September 2010.
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Simon Heimlicher, Merkouris Karaliopoulos, Hanoch Levy and Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos:
On Leveraging Partial Paths in Partially-connected Networks
IEEE INFOCOM 2009, Rio de Janeiro, April 2009.

Vincent Lenders, Joerg Wagner, Simon Heimlicher, Martin May and Bernhard Plattner:
An Empirical Study of the Impact of Mobility on Link Failures in an 802.11 Ad Hoc Network
IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on “Practical aspects of mobility in wireless self-organizing networks”, December 2008

Simon Heimlicher and Bernhard Plattner:
Reliable Transport in Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Networks
Book chapter in:
Guide to Wireless Mesh Networks

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