I’m a TPC member of the 89th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, which will be held between 28 April and 1 May 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I’m a TPC member of VEHTIS 2019, the 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, which will take place on 3–5 May in Heraklion, Greece.

I just talked about using GNU Radio at the Open Radio Platforms workshop at Crowncom. It was my first time at the conference and, since I did not actively work on cognitive radio, it was also a whole new community for me.

In that regard, it was interesting to get a new perspective on wireless and learn about the problems that these community is tackling. I was particularly happy to see that they appreciate work on better SDR platforms and testbeds, i.e., they see SDR as a technology and not just as a tool for research.

This year, Crowncom was in Ghent. And, to be honest, I didn’t checkout anything about the city before I went there. So I was surprised that it is so beautiful there.

Recently, I learned about vehicular networking research at another CONNECT group at University College Cork (UCC). So today, I was visiting to exchange ideas and talk about SDR-based prototyping and real-world experiments with vehicular networks.

It was a really interesting day. Besides the meeting, I also had some time to enjoy the beautiful campus.

It took Paderborn University over ten weeks until they found someone who was able to press the “Print”-button, but they made it and I am finally allowed to call myself a doctor. Yay!

I am currently thinking a lot about what I should do after my current fellowship. Academia? Industry? Self-employed? I do not know… Working with Software Radio Systems (SRS) already allowed a glimpse into industry.

Another thing I thought about was offering training for SDR/GNU Radio. Recently, had the chance to give this a try. During my summer holidays, I worked on the online course SDR for Pentesters for Attify Inc, which is now available.

I finally made it. I defended my PhD thesis and graduated summa cum laude from University of Paderborn.

  • Bastian Bloessl, “A Physical Layer Experimentation Framework for Automotive WLAN,” PhD Thesis (Dissertation), Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University, June 2018. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Matthias Hollick and Renato Lo Cigno) [BibTeX, PDF and Details…]