Mikael Gidlund received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Mid Sweden University, Sweden, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Since 2014 he is a full Professor of Computer Engineering at Mid Sweden University. In 2005, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Research Engineer and Project Manager, responsible for wireless broadband communication at Acreo AB, Sweden. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Senior Specialist and Project Manager with responsibility for next-generation IP-based radio solutions at Nera Networks AS, Bergen, Norway. From 2008 to 2013, he was a Senior Principal Scientist and Global Research Area Coordinator of Wireless Technologies at ABB Corporate Research with main responsibility to drive technology and strategy plans, standardization and innovation in the wireless automation area.
Dr Gidlund has pioneered the area of Industrial Wireless Sensor Network and he holds more than 20 patents (granted and pending applications) in the area of wireless communications, and has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications in refereed fora. His research interest are wireless communication and networks, wireless sensor networks, access protocols, and security. Dr Gidlund won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial IT (ICIT’14) in 2014. He has served as guest editor for IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics two times and is currently vice-chair for IEEE IES Technical Committee on Cloud and Wireless Systems for Industrial Applications.