photograph of Professor emeritus Gerald Q. Maguire Jr.

Professor emeritus Gerald Q. "Chip" Maguire Jr.

Prof. em. Gerald Q. Maguire Jr.
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH)/ KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap/School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Institution för Datavetenskap/Department of Computer Science (CS)
Avdelningen för programvaruteknik och datorsystem/Division of Software and Computer Systems (SCS)
Electrum 229
SE-164 40 Kista
Sweden (e-mail is the best way to reach me)
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Former area: Computer Communication (Datorkommunikation)
Formally the chair was described in the following Swedish: Ämnet omfattar integrerade dator- och kommunikationssystem för personlig databehandling och personalkomunikation, speciellt trådlös kommunikation och effektiva implementerings strategier. (Ref. nr 473/93). (This translates to "The area concerns integrated computer- and communication systems for personal data processing and personal communications, especially wireless communications and effective implementation strategies.")


Short Vita

long Vita (A4 sized, PDF)

Very brief description: A tool maker - in the sense of Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

As of 2023-04-01, I am professor emeritus with a connection to KTH.

As of 2021-01-01 I became a member of Avdelningen för programvaruteknik och datorsystem (SCS)/Division of Software and Computer Systems (SCS) within Institution för Datavetenskap/Department of Computer Science (CS) in Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap/School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Through and including 2019-12-31, I was a member of the Institution för Kommunikation/Department of Communications (COM), after this I am part of Institution för Datavetenskap/Department of Computer Science (CS).

From 1 January 2018, KTH has merged three schools (CSC, EES, and ICT), to form the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or in Swedish: Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap. The external web site is: and the internal web site is

From 1 January 2005, KTH is reorganized into 9 schools. Organizationally, I was in the Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknologi/School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in the Department of Communication Systems (CoS).

From 1 Jan. 2001 to Dec. 31, 2005, I was part of the Institutionen för Mikroelektronik och Informationsteknik (IMIT) in the departmental organization I was part of the Laboratory for Communication Networks (Avdelningen för kommunikationsätt) (LCN). At KTH prior to this, I was part of the Department of Teleinformatics (Teleinformatik).



I have had a number of projects in cooperation with researchers at Karolinska.

Earlier I was responsible for the Computer Communication Systems Lab (CCSlab).

For information about the iPAQ. For miscellaneous notes regarding various VIA Technology computers. (Both collections of information are purely to help others utilize these devices, as others have helped me by making their notes and experiences available.)

For information about version 1 and version 3 of the SmartBadge and how to program it.
Remote rebooting a version 3 badge via an Axis Communication NetEye - photos. The SmartBadge was done in cooperation with Prof. Mark T. Smith.
For information about version 4.

Service activities

Centers and other organizations


Partial list of my publications by "Gerald Maguire" via DiVA . Another (and more accurate) way of doing this is Journal papers, conference papers, patents, chapters in books, reports, books and other. Or even fancier at, and ORCID:, Scopus Author ID 8414298400, Google Scholar, ...

A (partial) list of theses from DiVA for which I was the examiner.

Past Talks and publications which are available on the web.


Favorite sayings and interesting thoughts for the information age, etc.

A good description of my talks

  I would love to see you as opening keynote, to get participants really excited
  (both in a positive way and in the sense of being appalled...your talks
   always have this effect).
			-- Prof. Dr. Dr. Hermann Maurer, 17 Mar 1998

Other quotes about Prof. em. Maguire.

Miscellaneous Information

In addition to the link to exjobb reports above, another useful portal is DIVA - for theses, dissertations, and reports from a number of Nordic universities. I encourage students to upload the full text of their thesis to DiVA to increase the visibility of their work and to enable it to have a greater impact on society. One can generate a variety of feeds to get information from DiVA (in Swedish). Once can also access DiVA via DiVA management UI

Access to KTH library in English or Swedish.

Only for faculty and staff: EECS book Meeting rooms via the Outlook calender - instructions, classroom availability → Schedule and rooms, DAISY course administration, KOPPS, userdb, access cards/accounts, Intranät, IT-service, self-reporting system, KTH IT-support, KTH Style Guide, Lärarstöd, Lärarstöd webb, Canvas implementation, WIRIS Quizzes, Course web guides (Intranet), Teacher support, ...

For faculty and students: Zoom video conferencing, Lunch 'n' Learn seminars, KTH Social - a social website, KTH Play, status, Canvas at KTH - KTH's LMS, and KTH's, SUNET Canvas to login, SUNET Canvas Slack, Overleaf, and

For testing by faculty alternative login to Canvas

Examples for teachers of how to do things in Canvas can be found in CanvasHack demo course

Zotero and a verbose CSL file. To check what the styles geenrate use cslpreview.xul.

Links for language tools and KTH's language committee (KTHs Språkkommittèn) with links to the KTH language policy (KTHs språkpolicy).

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