The institute works on the design, modeling, and analysis of future networked and embedded systems. We are engaged in research on algorithms and protocols, architectures, networking theory, signal processing, and hardware-oriented issues, with a strong focus on wireless and mobile networks of embedded, pervasive devices and sensors. Current interests include self-organization in networks, networked cameras, cooperative wireless communications, localization and synchronization, and sensor fusion. Our project portfolio includes long-term and short-term research, both in close cooperation with industrial and academic partners. Potential application areas include telecommunications, mobile computing, automotive, and disaster management.