Background and activities

Short bio

  • Head of Department, Department of Telematics, NTNU (2009-2013)
  • Professor at Department of Telematics, NTNU (2010-current)
  • Head of NTNU QUAL-lab (2015-current)
  • Master's Degree ( 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 ( 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
  • Visiting researcher Click to edit company nameLucent Technologies 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 [EHHP16]) [subject responsible]
  • TM8105 Advanced Simulations Methodologies, PhD course started autumn 2004 [subject responsible together with Prof Helvik]
  • TTM4120 Dependable Systems. [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

[EHHP16] Peder J. Emstad, Poul E. Heegaard, Bjarne E. Helvik, Laurent Paquereau. Dependability and performance with discrete event simulation. : Tapir akademiske forlag 2016. 278 s. NTNU

Research interests

  • QoS evaluation and management in communication systems and services
  • rare event simulation techniques
  • survivability quantification
  • monitoring, routing and management in dynamic networks
  • distributed, autonomous and adaptive management and routing

My webpage at Department of Telematics contains more details about me, see here.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications