Jonathan Fürst

Computer Science Researcher

NEC Labs Europe


Note: I am looking for motivated interns. Please drop me an email with your CV.

I am a Computer Science researcher in the IoT platform group at NEC Labs. Before that, I was a PostDoc with Philippe Bonnet at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) in the Computer Science Department and a member of the Pervasive Interaction Technology Lab (PITLab). I received a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. at ITU and a B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering at University of Aalen (HTW Aalen). During my PhD I spent six months as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in the Software Defined Buildings (SDB) group (part of AMPLab, now RISELab) with David E. Culler and Randy H. Katz.

I design and build networked systems in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). Generally, I am interested in how IoT applications can be successful on a larger scale. This opens up problems such as their programmability, efficiency and data management. In my current research, I am employing edge computing to minimize data movement and latency for stream-based IoT data integration. In my Ph.D., I worked extensively within the domain of non-residential buildings, which are one of the main consumers of energy. We applied computer science principles to existing Building Management Systems (BMS), with the vision of transforming them to building operating systems, exposing siloed building knobs through well-defined abstractions and interfaces. In this direction, we developed crowd-sourcing methods for building meta-data management, new human-building interaction interfaces using virtual and augmented reality and integrated off-the-shelf smart appliances into non-residential buildings.

You can find a list of my publications here.

Please feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in collaboration.


  • IoT
  • Distributed Computing
  • Edge Computing
  • Data Integration


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2016

    IT University of Copenhagen

  • MSc in Software Development, 2013

    IT University of Copenhagen

  • BSc in Industrial Engineering, 2010

    Aalen University