Henning Sanneck heads the “Network Automation” Department at Nokia Bell
Labs, Research, in Munich, Germany.
He received his Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering from the
Technical University of Berlin with a thesis on Voice over IP QoS in 2000.
Then, Henning joined Siemens - Mobile Networks as a Senior Research
Engineer, becoming an Innovation Project Manager in Radio Network Management
in 2003. In 2007, at the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks, he started to
lead a line team driving Self Organizing Networks (SON) concepts, IPR and
demos for LTE using policy-based management technologies. Since 2009,
Henning and his team are working on applying and adapting analytics and
machine learning technologies to Radio Network Management (in particular for
anomaly detection and diagnosis) using real network data- and
simulation-based approaches. In 2014/15, as "Head of Cognitive Network
Management" for Nokia Networks Research, he has also acted as the
coordinator of the research & standardization work in that technical area
which included the strategy development and technology transfer supervision.
Henning’s team has been continuously involved in nationally (BMBF) and
internationally (EU) funded research projects.
His current research interests are in 5G Network Management and
Orchestration, in particular configuration, healing and the operation of
Cognitive Functions in virtualized, sliced radio access networks (across
public and private deployment scenarios). Henning has published 80 papers
and has 30 patents granted or published. He has been co-editor and -author
of the book "LTE Self-Organizing Networks".