Short Resume

Period Occupation
2019 - now PostDoc, SEEMOO, TU Darmstadt
2017 - now Project Officer, GNU Radio
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

  • 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

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 + Exercises
  • Winter 2012, Wireless Sensor Networks, Exercises
  • Summer 2012, Vehicular Networks, Exercises
  • Winter 2011, Network Simulation, Lecture + Exercises

Advised Theses

  • Fabian Missbrenner, MAC Layer Experimentation with Modified WiFi Firmware (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl, Florian Klingler and Christoph Sommer
  • Carolin Rasche, Fountain Code based Software Update in Sensor Networks (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl, Johannes Blobel and Falko Dressler
  • Caius Cioran, 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 Leitner, Integration of the Rime Network Stack into GNU Radio (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Christoph Sommer
  • Fabian Mauroner, Implementierung eines flexiblen Formats zur Beschreibung von Interferenzmessungen (Bachelor Thesis), Advisors: Bastian Bloessl and Christoph Sommer

Tutorials and Guest Lectures

  • 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.


  • 2019, GNU Radio meets Scapy, talk at SDR DevRoom, FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 2018, Software Defined Radio for Security and Privacy Research, talk at University of Bamberg, Germany.
  • 2018, Using GNU Radio in Research, talk at Crowncom, Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2018, Wireless Research with GNU Radio, talk at 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

  • 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 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

  • TPC Chair: CROWNCOM 2019 Workshop on Open Radio Platforms for 5G Research and Beyond
  • Publication Chair: IEEE VNC 2016
  • Publicity Chair: IEEE WoWMoM 2020
  • Web Chair: ACM MobiHoc 2016
  • Session Chair: Wireless Days 2019
  • Area Editor: Elsevier Computer Communications
  • TPC Member: 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 and IEEE


  • 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 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)

  • 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.