Short, who is also vice president for research and development at O2, has taken the role in the university’s faculty of computing sciences and engineering.
Short has an international reputation within electronics and telecommunications, with more than 30 years experience. This includes 20 years specialising in mobile communications, beginning when he was appointed contracts director at Cellnet in 1989.
Short said: “It’s a great honour to be associated with DMU and share experiences from a fast growing industry with students and researchers of tomorrow.”
Short was the last European chairman of the global GSM Association and was on the board for five years. He has been a member of both the UK Home Office Internet Task Force and the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board and is a member of the Phonepayplus Board.
DMU head of school of engineering and technology Marwan AL-Akaidi said: “Professor Short brings invaluable knowledge to share with our students.”