From late 2000 to 2004 I studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Mannheim. The emphasis of my studies was on communication networks, computer graphics, and statistical pattern recognition. During this time I also worked as a CEO of MASH Computer Systems GmbH, Heddesheim, and as a software engineer for Solution -- The Computer People, Mannheim.
Since January 2005 the main focus of my research has been on Mobile and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. In spring 2007, I visited the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK. I received my doctoral degree from the Heinrich Heine University in December 2007. My thesis, entitled "Reading Between the Packets - Implicit Feedback in Wireless Multihop Networks", was awarded the prize for the best doctoral dissertation by the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
From August 2008 until March 2011 I was a Junior Professor at the Heinrich Heine University.
In April 2011 I moved to the University of Würzburg where I became an Associate Professor.
The areas of research I am currently interested in are (in no particular order):
- Vehicular Networks / Car-to-Car Communication, esp. Advanced Road Navigation Systems
- Probabilistic Data Representations and their Applications in Networking
- Security and Anonymity in Networks
- Peer-to-Peer Overlays
- Offline Time Synchronization
- Congestion Control and Avoidance
Winter term 2010/11: Peer-to-Peer-Systeme
Summer term 2010: Projektseminar Peer-Review
Summer term 2010: Netzwerksicherheit (team teaching with Prof. Mauve)
Winter term 2009/10: Peer-to-Peer-Systeme
Summer term 2009: Informatik II (Grundlagen der Technischen Informatik)
Winter term 2008/09: Peer-to-Peer-Systeme