I am full professor and head of the institute aCPS at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) since April 2022. My research interests include applications of networked embedded, cyber-physical, sensing systems, particularly aiming at energy harvesting and networking aspects, and mobile underwater swarm robotics with a special focus on underwater acoustic communication and localization. In these domains, I am covering theoretical, algorithmic, and practical aspects, ranging from computer science over applied mathematics to electronics.
I studied Computer Science and Engineering from 2003 to 2008 at TUHH, spending one semester at ETH Zürich, and received my Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in 2008 from TUHH. My doctoral studies were at the Institute of Telematics at TUHH from 2008 until 2012, from where I received my Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in 2013. From 2012 to 2016, I worked as a lecturer and post doctoral researcher at the Institute of Computer Engineering of the University of Lübeck. I was junior professor form 2016 to 2020 at TUHH, heading the research group smartPORT, and associate professor from 2020 to 2022 at the University of Koblenz-Landau, heading the research group for Practical Informatics.
I have been reviewer for International journals (e.g., ACM TOSN, IEEE Sensors) and conferences (e.g., ACM EWSN), and I have been involved with organizing the ENSsys workshop since 2013. I have published over 50 scientific papers, of which three were selected for a best paper award. I am an alumnus of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and was awarded the Diploma Prize by the Stiftung zur Förderung der TU Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH Foundation). My dissertation thesis was nominated for the disseration award of the GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik) and awarded the Karl-Heinz-Ditze Prize of TUHH. In 2014, I received the Walter Dosch Teaching Award from the University of Lübeck.