Sam Michiels

Sam Michiels

Since 2008, Sam Michiels works as Industrial Research Manager (KU Leuven-IOF) within the DistriNet research group of KU Leuven; he is responsible for research, innovation and especially technology transfer in the domain of managing large-scale networked embedded software systems. 

Sam pro-actively collaborates with industrial partners in multiple domains (e.g. transport & logistics, mechatronics control, e-healthcare), leveraging on emerging technologies (e.g. wireless sensor networks); he manages strategic and applied R&D projects in close collaboration with industry, a.o. IOF-KP-TRANSITION (coordinator), IWT-SBO-STADiUM (coordinator), IWT-SBO-SymbioNets, IBBT-ICON-AdMid (coordinator), and ITEA-DiY-SE. Sam coordinates the development and technology transfer activities related to the MicroPnP zero-configuration IoT platform and the LooCI Software Development Kit.

In 2005, Sam obtained an IWT (now VLAIO) postdoctoral research grant (IWT-OZM) in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent Bell. Before this, he studied Informatics at the Department of Computer Science of the K.U.Leuven; in 1998 he received his MSc in Informatics and in 2003 his PhD in Engineering/Computer Science with a dissertation on component framework technology for developing adaptable and manageable protocol stack software.

During the past 6 years, Sam has been actively involved in fundamental and applied research projects with academic and industrial partners (IWT, FP7, ITEA, and iMinds-ICON). Sam actively contributed to the creation and development of a new research program on sensor network management, rooted in his 6-month research visit at UCBerkeley (2004-2005).

Sam was (is) co-organizer of several events (MidSens series (2006-11), 5th Middleware Doctoral Symposium), and regularly serves/d as reviewer and PC member of multiple journals and conferences.

Sam is Diversity Manager and responsible for K.U.Leuven policy on physical accessibility.


Key publications:

  1. Pedro Javier del Cid Garcia, Danny Hughes, Sam Michiels, Wouter Joosen, Ensuring application integrity in shared sensing environments, Proceedings of the International ACM Sigsoft Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE 2014), Lille,France, 30 June - 3 July download0 454171bibtex
  2. Wilfried Daniels, Pedro Javier del Cid Garcia, Danny Hughes, Sam Michiels, Chris Blondia, Wouter Joosen, Composition-safe re-parametrization in distributed component-based WSN applications, IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA'13), issue 12, pages 153-156, Boston, 22-24 August 2013 download0 403517bibtex
  3. Danny Hughes, Edu Canete, Wilfried Daniels, Gowri Sankar Ramachandran, James Meneghello, Nelson Matthys, Jef Maerien, Sam Michiels, Christophe Huygens, Wouter Joosen, Maarten Wijnants, Wim Lamotte, Erik Hulsmans, Bart Lannoo, Ingrid Moerman, Energy aware software evolution for wireless sensor networks, World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), issue 14, pages 1-9, Madrid, Spain, 4-7 June 2013 download0 400635bibtex
  4. Jef Maerien, Sam Michiels, Christophe Huygens, Danny Hughes, Wouter Joosen, Access control in multi-party wireless sensor networks, Proceedings of the 10th European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, pages 34-49, Ghent, 13-15 Februari 2013 download0 371221bibtex
  5. Danny Hughes, Klaas Thoelen, Jef Maerien, Nelson Matthys, Pedro Javier del Cid Garcia, Wouter Horré, Christophe Huygens, Sam Michiels, Wouter Joosen, LooCI: the Loosely-coupled Component Infrastructure, 2012 11TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NETWORK COMPUTING AND APPLICATIONS (NCA), pages 236-243, Cambridge, MA, USA, 23-25 August 2012 download0 351623bibtex


Contact info

  • Office: 05.26
  • Address:
    Dept. Computer Science
    Celestijnenlaan 200A
    B-3001 Heverlee
  • Tel: +3216327068
  • Fax: +3216327996
  • Email: Sam Michiels
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