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Oliver Blume

Stuttgart, Germany
Team Leader


Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 1991 – 1996
PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Thin Film Technology and Integrated Optics

Universität Hamburg
Physics  1984 – 1991


Oliver was born in Hamburg, Germany and studied Physics at University of Hamburg with a focus on solid state and semicondustor physics. He studied as PhD-student at Technische University of Hamburg-Harburg in the department for semiconductor technology and microsystems from 1991 to 1996, working on integrated-optical amplifiers. Since 1997 he has been working on optical and radio communications in Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (and its predecessors). He was Senior Research Engineer in the Radio System Optimization department until 2013 and since 2013 is team leader for Energy Efficient Small Cells.

Honors and Awards

Oliver won the Best Paper Award at WCNC 2014 in Istanbul for the paper "Enhancement of Future Mobile Networks" together with R. Litjens, Y. Toh and H. Zhang of TNO.

Oliver's paper in IEEE ComMag Oct 2011 on the Energy evaluation framework (E3F), published together with several co-authors of the EARTH project, has won the IEEE Ellersick paper award 2014, honoring an outstanding article published in a Communications Society magazine in the previous three calendar years.

Oliver was nominated a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy in 2009.
Oliver won the Alcatel -Lucent Boot Camp in 2009 with the eldoRadio project.
Oliver won the Bell Labs team award in 2009 with the LTE mobility team.






Professional Activities

Oliver has been working in research for telecommunications for more than 20 years, lately specialising in 3GPP mobile networks. He has been contributing to and driving several national and European cooperation projects like GreenTouch, EARTH, Ambient Networks, Scalenet, WIGWAM and CoOp.

Oliver has engaged in numerous TPCs of conferences and workshops, e.g. for Globecom, VTC-Spring, MONAMI, ISWCS.


Selected Articles and Publications

Oliver has published more than 45 peer reviewed paper and articles, one RFC and 3 tutorials.
For the complete list see the ResearchGate profile.

"Enhancement of Future Mobile Networks" (Best Paper Award), R. Litjens, Y. Toh, H. Zhang, O. Blume,  IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, April 7, 2014

“Energy Efficiency of LTE networks under traffic loads of 2020”, O. Blume, A. Ambrosy, M. Wilhelm, U. Barth; Workshop on Energy Efficient Wireless Networks at 10th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2013), Ilmenau, Germany, August 27, 2013

“Dynamic Bandwidth Management for Energy Savings in Wireless Base Stations”, A. Ambrosy, M. Wilhelm, W. Wajda, and O. Blume. Globecom 2012, Anaheim, California, Dec. 3-7 2012

 “How Much Energy is Needed to Run a Wireless Network ?”, G. Auer, V. Giannini, I. Gódor, P. Skillermark, M. Olsson , M.A. Imran, D. Sabella, M.J. Gonzalez, C. Desset, O. Blume, A. Fehske. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine 18(5), Oct 2011, Special Issue on Technologies for Green Radio Communication Networks, p. 40 - 49

 “Power Trends in Communication Networks”, Daniel C. Kilper, Gary Atkinson, Steven K. Korotky, Suresh Goyal, Peter Vetter, Dusan Suvakovic, and Oliver Blume. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS on Green Photonics: Energy Efficiency in Quantum Electronics 17(2011)275, March/April 2011

 “Transient Binding for Proxy Mobile IPv6”, M. Liebsch, A. Muhanna, O. Blume, RFC 6058, IETF Network Working Group, March 2011

 “Challenges and Enabling Technologies for Energy Aware Mobile Radio Networks”, Luis M. Correia, Dietrich Zeller, Oliver Blume, Ylva Jading, Gunther Auer, Liesbet Van der Perre, Dieter Ferling, Istvan Godor. IEEE Communications Magazine Feature Topic Issue on “Green Communications”, IEEE, Nov. 2010

 “Power Consumption Modeling of Different Base Station Types in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks”, Oliver Arnold, Fred Richter, Gerhard Fettweis, Oliver Blume, Future Network & MobileSummit 2010, Florenz 16.-18.6.2010

 “Energy Efficient Networks“, O. Blume, K. Pentikousis, Tutorial at ICC 2010, Cape Town 23.-27.5.2010

 “High Performance Hybrid Integrated Transmit Receive Devices”, O. Blume et al., ECOC 2000, Munich, Germany, Sept. 2000

 “In situ Erbium doped Al2O3 MO-PECVD and MO-LPCVD thin film waveguides on silicon substrates”. M. Mahnke, O. Blume, J. Reininger, J. Müller. 8th European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO 97), 1997, Stockholm, Sweden. EThH28, p. 404

 “Trench Bulge Waveguides for Integrated Optical Circuits”. J. Müller, D. Peters, J-P. Schmidt, O. Blume. Frequenz 45(1991)245-50

Books and Chapters

  “Sustainable Wireless Broadband Access to the Future Internet - The EARTH Project”, D. Zeller, M. Olsson, O. Blume, A. Fehske, D. Ferling, W. Tomaselli, I. Gódor. Invited chapter in “The Future Internet - Future Internet Assembly 2013: Validated Results and New Horizons”, p. 249- 271. Eds. A. Galis, A. Gavras. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Volume 7858, ISBN 978-3-642-38081-5 (Print) and 978-3-642-38082-2 (Online). April 2013. http://rd.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-642-38082-2_21.pdf

 "Green Wireless Access Networks", I. Gódor, P. Frenger, O. Blume, H. Holtkamp, M.A.Imran, A. Vidacs, P. Fazekas, D. Sabella, E. Calvanese Strinati, R. Gupta, P. Pirinen, A. Fehske, in "Green Communications: Theoretical Fundamentals, Algorithms, and Applications." ISBN 978-1-46650-107-2, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, Sept. 2012

 “How much energy is needed to run a wireless network?“ G. Auer, V. Giannini, I. Godor, O. Blume,A. Fehske, J.A. Rubio, P. Frenger, M. Olsson,D. Sabella, M.J. Gonzalez, M.A. Imran, C. Desset, in “Part I: Communications Architectures and Models for Green Radio Networks" of “Green Radio Communication Netwoks". ISBN 978-1-10701-754-2, Cambridge University Press, July 2012

“Integriert-optischer Verstärker aus Selten-Erd-dotierten CVD-Schichten auf Silizium“. Dissertation O. Blume, ISBN 978-3898201629, Mensch und Buch Velag, Berlin 2000.


EP 2439988, Optimizing power consumption of a base station, 2014

EP 2355641, Heat Management In A Minaturized Base Station , 2010

EP 2262329, Power management system , 2009

EP 1771022, Method of triggering a handover, 2005

EP 1748666, Method of identifying a radio link, 2005

EP 1737160, Method for predicting access points along a travel route, 2005

US 6920266, Integrated optical directional coupler, 2002