Poul E. Heegaard

Office: B-217
☎ Phone: +47 73 59 43 21
☎ Cell: +47 992 86 858
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Short bio

  • Master's Degree (Siv.ing.) in 1989 from Division of Computer Systems and Telematics, NTH (now NTNU) while working as a Teaching assistant (1988-1989). Thesis title: “Transient dependability properties in distributed systems”.
  • Research Scientist (1989-1999) and Senior Research Scientist from 1999 at SINTEF Telecom and Informatics
  • PhD degree (Dr.ing.) in 1998 from Department of Telematics, NTNU while working as Research Scholar (1994-1998). Thesis title: "Efficient simulation of network performance by importance sampling".
  • Associate Professor at Department of Telematics, NTNU, in adjunct position (20%) in 1999-2003, reduced position (50%) in 2003-2006), and full time position since 2006. Coordinator of Network Research area 2006-2009.
  • Research Scientist (1999-2001) and Senior Scientist (2001-2009) at Telenor Research and Development
  • Visiting researcher (March, 2007) hosted by Dr. Sandmann at University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Visiting researcher (Sept 2007-July 2008) hosted by Prof. Trivedi at Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Head of Department, Department of Telematics, NTNU (2009-2013)
  • Professor at Department of Telematics, NTNU (2010-current)
  • Head of NTNU QUAM-lab (2015-current)
  • Visiting researcher Alcatel-Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) Bell Labs (Aug 2016), hosted by Dr Veena Mendiratta
  • Visiting professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Aug 2016), hosted by Ravishankar K. Iyer
  • Visiting professor University of Zagreb FER (Apr 2015, Aug 2016), hosted by Ass.Prof. Lea Skorin-Kapov.
  • Visiting professor Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Sept 2016), hosted by Ass.Prof. Gergely Biczók
  • Visiting professor TU München (Oct - Dec 2016), hosted by Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer
  • Visiting professor Ghent University (Jan - Jun 2016), hosted by Prof. Piet Demeester


  • TTM4110 Dependability and Performance with Discrete Event Simulation (textbook [EHHP14]) [subject responsible]
  • TM8105 Advanced Simulations Methodologies, PhD course started autumn 2004 [subject responsible together with Prof Helvik]
  • TTM4120 Dependable Systems (now TTM4158). [subject responsible when Prof Helvik was on sabbatical leave 2005]
  • TTM9 Traffic and dependability, Laboratory in tools and methodology [in course development, now subject responsible Prof Helvik]
  • TTM4185: Security and Robustness in ICT system (first time spring-2016)

[EHHP14] Peder J. Emstad, Poul E. Heegaard, Bjarne E. Helvik, Laurent Paquereau. “Dependability and performance with discrete event simulation”. 2014. 278 s. NTNU

Research interests

  • Dependability in interdependent, interacting, complex systems of system
  • QoS evaluation and management in communication systems and services
  • survivability quantification
  • Monitoring, routing and management in dynamic networks
  • Distributed, autonomous and adaptive management and routing
  • Rare event simulation techniques

For more details, see research and publications (Search my publications on Google scholar)