University of Stuttgart
Paul J. Kühn received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1967 and 1972, respectively. From 1973 to 1977, he was head of a research group for traffic research in computer and communications systems at the University of Stuttgart. In 1977, he joined Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ., where he worked in the field of computer communications. In 1978, he was appointed professor for Communications Switching and Transmission at the University of Siegen, Germany. From 1982 till 2009, he held the chair of Communication Networks and Computer Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His areas of interest are communication network architectures and protocols, computer engineering, performance modelling and evaluation, wherein he authored more than 150 technical publications.
Professor Kühn is a member of IEEE, ACM, ITG (German Information Technology Society), and GI (German Informatics Society). He has been appointed member of Communications Switching Committee of the ITG, IFIP Working Groups 6.2, 6.3 and 7.3, and International Advisory Council (IAC) of the International Teletraffic Congress (ITC). He was appointed Governor of the ICCC in 1987. In 1989, Professor Kühn had been elected Fellow IEEE. He was Program Chairman of ICCC 1986, Conference Chairman and Co-Chair of the IFIP Conferences "Broadband Communications" in 1998 and 1999, respectively, of various national conferences on Computer Communication and Performance Modelling, Editor and Guest Editor in the areas of Communication Networks for ETT and IEEE-JSAC. In 1991, Professor Kühn was appointed Professeur Associé at the Télécom Paris/ENST. In 1991, Professor Kühn had been elected Chairman of the International Advisory Council IAC of the International Teletraffic Congress (ITC). In 1993, he was appointed Member of the Academy of Sciences of Heidelberg, Germany, and in 1995, Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy for Technical Science acatech. In 1996, Professor Kühn has been awarded Dr. h.c. for Technology by the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, and in 1998 Dr.-Ing. E. h. by the University of Technology of Dresden, Germany. In 1998, he was appointed Honorary Member of the Senat of the University of Mannheim, Germany, for his support of the new department of Computer Engineering. Also in 1998, he received the Christopher Columbus Gold Medal from the Council of the City of Genova, Italy, for his contributions in the field of telecommunications. In 2002, he was awarded with the Chevalier Ordre Palmes Academiques by the French Goverment for his merits of international science exchange. In 2003, he was awarded the Eduard Rhein Price for his contributions and pioneering work in Teletraffic Theory and Pocket-Switched Telecommunication Networks. In 2009, he was elected Honorary Member of the VDE and Life Fellow of the IEEE. In 2010, he was honoured by the Arne-Jensen Lifetime Achievement Award by the Int. Adv. Council of the ITC.
Professor Kühn has held various responsible academic, research and industrial positions, among them Chairmann of the Board of the CTIT of the University of Twente, Coordinator of the DFG Research Center Program on Mobile Communications, Chairman of the Graduate College Program "Parallel and Distributed Systems", Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Course Director of the international Master of Science Program "Information Technology" at the University of Stuttgart. For more than 10 years Professor Kühn served as a member of the Board of Directors of communication technology companies. He is Founding Dean of the Faculty of Information Engineering and Technology (IET) of the 2002 founded German University in Cairo (GUC). Since 2010, he chairs the Advisory Board of the Research Center for the Formation of Information Technology (ITeG) of the University of Kassel.