Personal Statement

Dr. Gerald Kunzmann

I studied electrical and information engineering at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Munich, Germany, with a concentration in information and communication technology. For my PhD I researched distributed, self-organizing routing protocols and network architectures for the Next Generation Internet and developed novel concepts and algorithms for their optimized operation. This optimally qualified me to apply as researcher at DOCOMO Euro-Labs.

In our labs I started as researcher for the next generation mobile core network. The team’s goal was to improve the Quality of Experience (QoE) and efficiency of mobile networks. This is of particular interest as mobile operators worldwide are facing a significant increase of mobile video applications and, thus, extensive increase of data traffic in the mobile network. I represented DOCOMO Euro-Labs in the European research projects MEDIEVAL and SAIL, where partners from academia and industry worked to optimize mobile networks for multimedia services and scalable/adaptive solutions for a next generation transport network respectively.

Since 2014, I have been leading our standardization team which is active in the areas of Machine-Type-Communications (MTC), Software-defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and 5th Generation Mobile Networks (5G). 


  • Daniele Munaretto, Fabio Giust, Gerald Kunzmann, Michele Zorzi. Performance analysis of dynamic adaptive video streaming over mobile content delivery networks in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2014, 1053-1058. [DOI] [bibtex]
  • Xueli An, Gerald Kunzmann. Understanding mobile Internet usage behavior in Networking Conference, 2014 IFIP, June 2014, 1-9. [DOI] [bibtex]
  • Bo Fu, Gerald Kunzmann, Michelle M Wetterwald, Daniel Corujo, Rui Ferreira Da Costa. QoE-aware Traffic Management for Mobile Video Delivery in Workshop on Immersive & Interactive Multimedia Communications over the Future Internet (IIMC) at the IEEE ICC'13, Jun 2013, published [bibtex]
  • Suman Srinivasan, Amandeep Singh, Dhruva Batni, Jae Woo Lee, Henning Schulzrinne, Volker Hilt, Gerald Kunzmann. CCNxServ: Dynamic service scalability in information-centric networks in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), 2012, 2617-2622. [DOI] [bibtex]
  • Henrik Lundqvist, Zoran Despotovic, Gerald Kunzmann, Jelena Frtunikj, Wolfgang Kellerer. Service Program Mobility - Dynamic Service Roaming in IEEE Globecom, Mobile Computing and Emerging Communication Networks Workshop (MCECN), 2011, 538-542. [DOI] [WWW] [bibtex]
  • Noam Amram, Bo Fu, Gerald Kunzmann, Telemaco Melia, Daniele Munaretto, Sabine Randriamasy, Bessem Sayadi, Jörg Widmer, Michele Zorzi. QoE-based Transport Optimization for Video Delivery over Next Generation Cellular Networks in Workshop on multiMedia Applications over Wireless Networks (MediaWiN 2011), 2011, 19-24. [bibtex]
  • W. Kellerer, J. Eberspaecher, S. Zoels, G. Kunzmann. Peer-to-Peer Technologies for Next Generation Communication Systems - Basic Principles and Advanced Issues in Full day tutorial accepted for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), Glasgow, UK, Jun 2007, [bibtex]
  • Wolfgang Kellerer, Gerald Kunzmann, Rüdiger Schollmeier, Stefan Zoels. Structured peer-to-peer systems for telecommunications and mobile environments. AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 60):25-29, 2006. [bibtex]