Michael Zink

Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMass Amherst
Adjunct Assistant Professor
113B Knowles Engineering
(413) 545-4465


Integrative Systems Engineering, sense-and-response sensor networks, sensor virtualization, distribution of high-bandwidth, high-volume data, the design and analysis of long-distance wireless networks, and network measurements


He works in the fields of sensor and distribution networks for high bandwidth data. Further research interests are in wide-area multimedia distribution for wired and wireless environments and network protocols. He is one of the developers of the KOMSSYS streaming platform.


Ph.D., Darmstadt University of Technology, 2003. Dr. Zink is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass Amherst, working with the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department. Previously, he was an Assistant Research Professor in the CS Department.

Activities & Awards

 Dr. Zink is a member of IEEE and ACM. He received the Best Paper Award at Multimedia Computing and Networking in 2008.