Heinrich Stüttgen was a Fulbright scholar at the State University of New York at Buffalo (NY) from where he holds a Master of Science degree (1979). He obtained a Doctor of Science (1985) degree in computer science from the University of Dortmund.
In 1985 he joined the IBM Research and Development Laboratory in Germany, developing one of the first mainframe UNIX systems. In 1987 he moved to IBM’s European Networking Center at Heidelberg, where he researched protocols for high-speed networks and multimedia communications.
In July 1997 Heinrich joined NEC Europe Ltd. as founding manager of NEC’s Network Laboratories in Heidelberg. Since June 2007 he is Vice President of NEC Laboratories Europe, responsible for NEC’s ICT related R&D activities in Europe.
Heinrich has widely published in various scientific conferences, journals and books. He was a guest lecturer at Mannheim University in Computer Networks and has been project auditor and proposal evaluator for the European Commission in the ICT area. His current technical interest focuses on Software Defined Networking and the Internet of Things. Heinrich is an IEEE Fellow and served as Director of Conference Development on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society. From 1998 to 2009 he served as vice-chair of the German Information Technology Society’s special interest group on communications and distributed systems.