Short Resume

Period Occupation
2019 - now Research Group Leader, Secure Mobile Networking Lab, TU Darmstadt
2017 - now General Assembly, GNU Radio
2023 - 2023 Substitute Professor (W3), Computer Networks, Paderborn University
2017 - 2019 Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
2017 - 2018 Radio Engineer, Software Radio Systems (SRS)
2014 - 2017 Researcher, Paderborn University
2015 - 2016 Visiting Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles
2011 - 2014 Research Assistant, University of Innsbruck
2005 - 2011 Student (Computer Science), University of Würzburg
2008 - 2011 Student Research Assistant, University of Würzburg

PhD Thesis

Title: A Physical Layer Experimentation Framework for Automotive WLAN
Advisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Falko Dressler
Reviewer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hollick, Prof. Dr. Renato Lo Cigno
Graduation: June 2018, Dr. rer. nat. (doctor of natural sciences)

Awards and Grants

  • Ulrich Rohde Award 2022: For outstanding contributions in the field of Software Defined Radio, presented by IARU R1 President Sylvain Azarian and DARC President Christian Entsfellner.
  • emergenCITY: Collaboration Award 2021 (2nd place)
  • WiNTECH 2020: Best Paper Award
  • Uni Paderborn: Nominee for GI (German Informatics Society) Dissertation Award
  • PhD: Graduation summa cum laude (with distinction)
  • H2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship
  • DAAD: FitWeltweit Scholarship
  • VNC 2013: Best Paper Award
  • MobiCom 2013: Best Poster/Demo Award of S3 workshop
  • MobiCom 2013: Travel grant
  • MobiCom 2012: Runner-up, Student Research Competition
  • MobiCom 2012: Travel grant
  • High School: Regiomontanus Award for best final exam in mathematics

Teaching Experience

Paderborn University, Germany

  • Summer 2023, Systems Software and Systems Programming (Lecture, Exercises, and Labs)

Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

  • Winter 2022, Crisis Communication (Lecture, Excursion, Labs, and Exercises)
  • Winter 2021, Crisis Communication (Lecture, Labs, and Exercises)
  • Winter 2020, Crisis Communication (Lecture, Labs, and Exercises)

Online Courses

Paderborn University, Germany

  • Winter 2016, Cooperative Driving (Project Group)
  • Winter 2016, Networked Embedded Systems (Exercises)
  • Winter 2016, Praktikum Mikrocontroller und Interface-Elektronik (Exercises)
  • Sommer 2016, Vehicular Networking (Project Group)

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Winter 2015, Advanced Computer Networks (Tutor)

Paderborn University, Germany

  • Sommer 2015, Vehicular Networking (Project Group)
  • Winter 2014, Networked Embedded Systems (Exercises)
  • Winter 2014, Operating Systems (Exercises)
  • Summer 2014, Network Simulation (Exercises)

University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Summer 2014, Rechnernetze (Exercises)
  • Winter 2013, Wireless Sensor Networks (Exercises)
  • Summer 2013, Vehicular Networks (Exercises)
  • Winter 2012, Network Simulation (Lecture and Exercises)
  • Winter 2012, Wireless Sensor Networks (Exercises)
  • Summer 2012, Vehicular Networks (Exercises)
  • Winter 2011, Network Simulation (Lecture and Exercises)

Advised Theses

  • Michael H., Feasibility of Digital VHF Communications in Crisis Scenarios (Master Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Matthias Hollick
  • Daniel O., FPGA-Accelerated Wideband Channel Emulator for UAV Networks (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Matthias Hollick
  • Niklas M., Performance Evaluation of Hardware-Accelerated SDR Applications in the Browser (Master Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Matthias Hollick
  • Fabian D., Spectrum Monitoring with Smart Street Lamps (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Matthias Hollick
  • Philipp S., Performance Evaluation of Hardware-Accelerated Fast Fourier Transform with GNU Radio (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Matthias Hollick
  • Florian E., A Full-Band Bluetooth Sniffer for a Software-Defined Radio (Master Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl, Jiska Classen and Matthias Hollick
  • Robin S., Performance Analysis of the GNU Radio Runtime Environment (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Matthias Hollick
  • Malte L., Bluetooth Low Energy Sniffing (Master Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl, Jiska Classen and Matthias Hollick
  • Fabian M., MAC Layer Experimentation with Modified WiFi Firmware (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl, Florian Klingler and Christoph Sommer
  • Carolin R., Fountain Code based Software Update in Sensor Networks (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl, Johannes Blobel and Falko Dressler
  • Caius C., Design and Evaluation of a Lightweight Communication Protocol for Identification and Tracking of Bats in Their Natural Habitat (Master Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Falko Dressler
  • Christoph L., Integration of the Rime Network Stack into GNU Radio (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Christoph Sommer
  • Fabian M., Implementierung eines flexiblen Formats zur Beschreibung von Interferenzmessungen (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Christoph Sommer

Tutorials and Guest Lectures

  • 2023, Building Wireless Communication Systems with FutureSDR, tutorial at NetSys, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2021, Programming Software Defined Radios with GNU Radio, tutorial at ACM WiSec 2021, virtual.
  • 2018, Wireless Research with SDR, seminar at INSA Lyon, France.
  • 2018, SDR Meets Wireless LAN, Deep Dive Session at Wireless LAN Professionals Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 2017, Wireless Research with Software Defined Radio, guest lecture at Paderborn University, Germany.
  • 2017, GNU Radio Workshop, SDR Academy at HAMRADIO, Friedrichshafen, Germany.


  • 2023, Seify: A Rusty SDR Hardware Abstraction Library, talk at SDR Academy at HAMRADIO, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • 2022, FutureSDR: An Async SDR Runtime for Heterogeneous Architectures, talk at SDR Academy at HAMRADIO, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • 2021, A Re-architected GNU Radio Framework for Heterogeneous Systems, talk at Collaboration for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER) Workshop, Berkeley/Caltech (virtual).
  • 2021, Software Defined Radio Hardware and Software Platforms, GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 2021, A Modular Future for GNU Radio, SDR DevRoom, FOSDEM, virtual.
  • 2020, Towards GNU Radio 4.0, organization and lead of breakout session at GRCon 2020, virtual.
  • 2020, Towards GNU Radio 4.0: A Modular Runtime for Heterogeneous Architectures, GRCon 2020, virtual.
  • 2020, FutureSDR: An Asynchronous SDR Runtime Environment, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
  • 2020, GNU Radio on Android, SDR Academy at HAMRADIO, virtual.
  • 2020, GNU Radio 4.0, GNU Radio Scheduler Hackfest, virtual.
  • 2019, GNU Radio Meets Scapy, SDR DevRoom, FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2018, Software Defined Radio for Security and Privacy Research, University of Bamberg, Germany.
  • 2018, Using GNU Radio in Research, Crowncom, Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2018, Wireless Research with GNU Radio, University College Cork, Ireland.
  • 2018, Hacking Vehicular Networks with OpenC2X, Hackaday Uncon, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2018, Wireless Research with SDR, invited talk at GdR ISIS, Paris, France.
  • 2017, Handcrafting Radio Waves, Probe: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2017, Panel: Which are the top 3 challenges for free software radio?, SDR DevRoom, FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2017, Receiving Wireless Mobile Traffic Lights, SDR DevRoom, FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2016, GQRX as a Graphical Frontend for Digital Receivers, SDR Academy at HAMRADIO, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • 2015, Signals Analytics with Radio Controlled Key Systems, SDR Academy at HAMRADIO, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • 2015, First Steps in Receiving Digital Information with RDS/TMC, SDR DevRoom at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2014, Towards an Open Source IEEE 802.11p Stack, SDR DevRoom at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium.

Industry Experience

  • 2018, Bughunting and pentesting event at German car manufacturer.

Governmental Bodies

  • 2023, FutureSDR meets IPEC, Demo at 6G Platform Germany Meeting of Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin, Germany.
  • 2019, Professional Radio, 2-day training for IT management of the city of Munich.
  • 2018, Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) meeting, Department of Transport, Ireland.
  • 2017, IEEE 802.11p Device Fingerprinting, Talk, Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik), Bonn, Germany.

Open Source

  • I initiated and maintain FutureSDR, a fresh take on an SDR runtime with many unique and novel features.
  • I contribute to GNU Radio and am one of the Project Officers.
  • I started and maintain several Open Source projects. You can find them on GitHub.
  • I was a mentor for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017.

Academic Services and Memberships

  • Co-Organizer: MAKI Scientific Workshop 2023 on Next Generation Wireless Edge Networks
  • TPC Chair: CROWNCOM 2019 Workshop on Open Radio Platforms for 5G Research and Beyond
  • Demo Chair: IEEE SECON 2023
  • Publication Chair: IEEE VNC 2016
  • Publicity Chair: IEEE WoWMoM 2020
  • Web Chair: ACM MobiHoc 2016
  • Session Chair: IEEE WCNC 2023, Wireless Days 2019
  • Area Editor: Elsevier Computer Communications
  • TPC Member: IEEE VNC 2024, ACM WiNTECH 2023, VTC2023-Fall, IEEE VNC 2023, ICCCN 2023, VTC2022-Fall, ACM WiNTECH 2022, VTC2022-Spring, ANT 2022, NetSys 2021 (Early Work Track), IEEE VNC 2021 (conference and poster/demo session), Wireless Days 2021, IEEE ISC2 2021, ACM WiNTECH 2021, ANT 2021, IEEE VNC 2020, IEEE/IFIP WONS 2021, VTC2021-Spring, IEEE WCNEE 2020, ANT 2020, IEEE VNC 2019, VEHITS 2020, VTC2020-Spring, IOV 2019, IEEE SECON 2019, IEEE MASS 2019, IEEE WCNEE 2019, VTC2019-Spring, VEHITS 2019, Wireless Days 2019, IEEE VNC 2018, IEEE VTC2018-Fall, IEEE GreenCom 2018, ITC 30, IEEE VNC 2015
  • Member: ACM (SIGMOBILE), IEEE (ComSoc), GI (KuVS)


  • Journals: ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Computer Communications, Elsevier Computer Networks, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier Tranportation Research Part C, Elsevier Vehicular Communications, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer Wireless Networks, Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems
  • Conferences: ACM MSWiM'13, ACM MSWiM'15, ACM Q2Winet'13, ACM WUWNet'13, CyberC'15, ICCVE'13, IEEE CCNC'16, IEEE ICC'13, IEEE ICC'14, IEEE ICC'15, IEEE INFOCOM'13, IEEE INFOCOM'18, IEEE LCN'12, IEEE LCN'14, IEEE VNC'15, IEEE VNC'17, IEEE WCNC'14, IEEE WCNC'16, IEEE WCNC'19, ISCAS'17, OMNeT++ Workshop'12, WONS'16, WONS'17

Professional Training (received)

  • 2021, Science Communication, Dr. André Lampe.
  • 2021, Successful Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Dr. Simone Brandstädter.
  • 2018, Communications and Public Engagement, Simon Raybould (Aware Plus).
  • 2017, H2020 Pathways to Funding.
  • 2017, Leading Effective Meetings.
  • 2017, Career Development Program for Postdoctoral Researchers.
  • 2017, Why don’t people listen when I talk about my work?, storytelling with Steve Rawlings.

Random Stuff

  • The Awesome window manager is awesome.
  • Emacs > vim.
  • I have a CEPT-1 ham radio license (call sign: DF1BBL).

Curriculum Vitae

You can download my CV.