In 2005 I received a German Diploma degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Braunschweig. My major fields were distributed systems, databases and chip design.
After one year of work on model-based testing of automotive systems for dSPACE GmbH, I joined the industrial PhD programme of Volkswagen Group in June 2006. Since then, I am conducting research in the field of Car-to-X Communication in the Driver Information Systems Research department.
In May 2009, I received my Ph.D. degree from the University of Düsseldorf for my thesis "Content Location in Sparse Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks - Feasibility, Implementation, Optimization on the Case of a City Scenario".
I am/have been a reviewer for
- AutoNet 2008 - 3rd IEEE Workshop on Automotive Networking and Applications
- ITSC 2008 - 11th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
- IEEE Communications Magazine
- VTC 2009-Spring - 69th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
- IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
- IEEE Network
- VNC 2009 - The First IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference
- VNC 2010 - The Second IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference
- Nets4Cars 2011 - The 3rd International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles
The areas of research I am currently interested in are (in no particular order):
- Inter Vehicle Communication
- Wireless and Ad-Hoc Networks
- Delay-tolerant Networks
- Distributed Databases
- Large-scale Simulation of Wireless Applications in Vehicular Traffic
As part of my work, I am chair of the Working Group "Roadmap" and member of the Working Group "Applications" within the Car-to-Car Communication Consortium. Furthermore, I am participating in SIM-TD and in the COMeSafety project. I was also partly involved in the Network-on-Wheels project.