Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career:

  • Studies of Mathematics, Physics & German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin, University of Maryland (MD, USA) and Technical University Berlin

  • 1993 PhD in Mathematical Physics from Freie Universität Berlin

  • 1989 - 1990 Developer of Software for Machine Controls (Freelancer)

  • 1990 - 1993 Research Assistant at Hahn Meitner Institut Berlin, Theory Group

  • 1993 - 1995 Manager of the Computer Systems & Networking Group at HMI

  • 1995 - 2004 Head of the Computer Centre at FHTW Berlin

  • 2004 - pres. Professor of Computer Networks & Internet Technologies at HAW Hamburg, Dept. Informatik

  • 2007 - 2011 Cont. Guest Professor for Broadband Networks at the University of Reading, UK, School of Systems Engineering

Professional Activities:

  • 2020 - pres. Principal Investigator in the Hamburg Graduate School

  • 2020 - pres. Principal Investigator in the DASHH Helmholtz Graduate School for Data Science, Hamburg

  • Editorial Board Member of the
    Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies and Internet Technologies Letters

  • Guest Editor of Internet Research, 17 (5) 2007 and Campus-Wide Information Systems, 24 (4) 2007

  • TPC Member of Numerous International Conferences.

  • Reviewer for Many International Journals.

  • Regular Contributor to IETF/IRTF

  • 2009 until 2013  Co-Chair of the IRTF SAM RG

  • Expert Evaluator for the European Commission, National and International Institutes, Funding and Accreditation Agencies

Conference Organisation:

  • 7th ACM/Sigcomm Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2020), Sep. 28-30, Montreal/Online, 2020 (TPC Co-Chair).
  • RIOT Summit, Sept. 14-15, Online, 2020.
  • RIOT Summit, Sept. 5-6, Aalto University, Finland, 2019.
  • RIOT Summit, Sept. 13-14, Science Park, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018.
  • Dagstuhl Seminar "The Critical Internet Infrastructure Revisited", Dec. 17-20, 2017.
  • 4th ACM/Sigcomm Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2017), Sep. 26-28, Berlin, 2017 (General Co-Chair).
  • RIOT Summit, Sept. 25-26, Berlin, 2017.
  • 16. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Sensornetze, Sept. 7-8, Hamburg, 2017.
  • RIOT Summit, July 15-16, Berlin, 2016.
  • 1st ACM International Workshop on Sensor-Enhanced Safety and Security in Public Spaces (SESP 2012), held in conjunction with ACM MobiHoc 2012, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, June 2012.
  • 2nd IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Group Communication (IEEE PerGroup) held in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, Houston, TX, USA, December 2011.
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin (IEEE ICCE-Berlin), Berlin, Germany, 2011 (Co-founder and TPC Chair).
  • 1st IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Group Communication (IEEE PerGroup) held in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Miami, FL, USA, December 2010.
  • Scalable Adaptive Multicast in P2P Overlays, Special Session at the 7th Annual IEEE Consumer Comunications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, January 2010.
  • Forum Bildungstechnologie, Workshop Hamburg, June 2008.
  • IPTV - Technologien und Plattformen, Workshop Hamburg, January 2008.
  • Zur Wellenmechanik der Pixel, Honorary Colloquium for Hans L. Cycon, Berlin, January 2008.
  • Next Generation eLearning Content Management with hylOs: Semantic Networking, Reusable Structuring & Mobile Learning, Workshop at 10th ICL Conference, Villach, September 2007.
  • Authoring E-Learning Content: Augementierung & Wiederverwendung, Paradigmen & Praxiserfahrung, Workshop auf dem 4. Fernausbildungskongress der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Hamburg, September 2007.
  • TERENA Networking Conference - TNC2007, Copenhagen, Mai 2007 (TPC chair).

International Teaching:

  • 2005 Visiting Professor at the University of Burgos, Spain


  • 2020 Best Paper Award, IFIP Networking Conference, Paris.
  • 2018 Best of SIGCOMM CCR, SIGCOMM Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2018 Best Demo Award at IEEE LCN, Chicago, USA.
  • 2018 Best Demo Award at ACM ICN, Boston, USA.
  • 2018 Best Demo Award at ACM MobiSys, München, Germany.
  • 2016 Best Poster Award at ACM ICN, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2015 Best Paper Award at IEEE LCN, Clearwater, Florida, USA
  • 2013 Best Demo Award at IEEE ICNP, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2013 First place in 2012 Annual IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Chester Sall Memorial Award (best paper of IEEE Transactions on CE in 2012)
  • 2012 IEEE PES ISGT Student Poster Award for Sebastian Meiling und Till Steinbach
  • 2010 Best Work in Progress Paper Award at 8th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems, Nancy-France
  • 2009 Best Paper Award at 4th Intern. Conf. on Internet and Web Applications and Services, Venice
  • 2009 First prize of the International IPv6 Application Contest (joint work with daviko)
  • 2008 Best Thesis Award by the Karl H. Ditze-Stiftung for Master Student Olaf Christ
  • 2007 PARS Nachwuchspreis of GI/ITG for Master Student Olaf Christ at 21st PARS - Workshop
  • 2004 Outstanding Paper Award at 3rd Intern. Conf. on Wavelet Analysis and Its Applications, Chongqing
  • 2000 Special Award for "Virtual Design" at Multimedia Transfer, Karlsruhe
  • 1999 Young Talents Award for "Virtual Design" at DIMA, Düsseldorf

Invited Talks:

  • A Reproducibility Study of “IP Spoofing Detection in Inter-Domain Traffic”, CAIDA Dust Workshop, San Diego (USA), September 2019.
  • RIOT: Networking an Open Source IoT Ecosystem, Ericsson Research, Helsinki (Finland), September 2019.
  • Robust Networking with RIOT - A Path to Adaptive Industrial Communication, IEEE IoT World Forum, Limerick (Ireland), April 2019.
  • Networking the IoT with RIOT, Universität Hamburg, April 2018.
  • Networking the IoT with RIOT, Shonan Village (Japan), March 2018.
  • Information-Centric Networking in the IoT: Threads or Opportunities for Security and Privacy, Future Internet Summit Seoul (Korea), November 2016.
  • Origin Authentication in the Internet (of Things), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), October 2015.
  • Updates from a Rich, Reliable and Secure Internet, German University of Kairo (Egypt), June 2014.
  • Challenges in Information-Centric Networking: Threats and Ways to Mitigate Them. Department of Computer Science, KAIST, Daejeon (Korea), November 2013.
  • Backscatter from the Data Plane - Threats to Stability and Security in Information-Centric Networking. CAIDA, University of California, San Diego, March 2013.
  • Mobile secure group communication for the Internet of Things. Sino-German Workshop on Internet of Things, Shanghai (China), August 2010.
  • Multicast Mobility in IPv6: Problems & Solutions. Cisco Systems, San Jose (CA, USA), April 2010.
  • Hybrid Adaptive Mobile Multicast - An Approach to a Pervasive Group Communication Layer. Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA, USA), April 2010.
  • G-LAB - The German Initiative to an Experimentally Driven Future Internet Design. ISOC Internet Researchers @ IETF77, Anaheim (Ca, USA), March 2010.
  • Mobile Lerndialoge - ein Weg zum eLearning 2.0?, Xinnovations, E-Education Forum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, September 2009.
  • Hybrid Adaptive Mobile Multicast, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, August 2009.
  • Group Communication Supporting Mobile Video Conferencing - A Hybrid Perspective. University of Reading, ACET Centre, Reading (UK), Jan. 2009.
  • 6 > 100: Neue Services in einem neuen Internet. AKIT Forum "25 Jahre IPv4", Hamburg, Sept. 2008.
  • Segmentieren, strukturieren, mobilisieren: Contentstrategien zur Überschreitung des Lehrfilmhorizonts. Plenarvortrag beim 5. Fernausbildungskongress, Helmut-Schmidt Universität der Bundeswehr, Sept. 2008.
  • Multicast Mobility. Nokia Research, Mountain View (CA, USA), Aug. 2007.
  • Zum Wandel der Netzarchitekturkonzepte und Kommunikationstechnologien im Lichte der zukünftigen Telekom-IT-Konvergenz. Telekom Austria, Wien, June 2007.
  • Sicherheit im mobilen Internet der nächsten Generation. IT-S06 - Kongress zu ausgewählten Themen der IT-Sicherheit, FH Wedel, Nov. 2006.
  • Moviecast - Mobile Video Solutions for SIP-Initiated Multicast Group Conferences. Wireless Communication and Information Symposium, FHTW Berlin, Oct. 2006.
  • Semantic Overlays in hylOs - Adding Context to Re-usable Content Objects. 2. Campus Content Forum Hagen, Fernuniversität Hagen, Juni 2006.
  • Mobile Group Communication. Wireless Communication and Information Symposium, FHTW Berlin, Oct. 2005.
  • Providing Service Assurance for an IP Telephony Solution. VoIP Business Forum, London (UK), June 2005.
  • Mobility in IPv6 Networks. Wireless Communication and Information Symposium, FHTW Berlin, Oct. 2004.



  • IEEE, ACM (Senior Member), and USENIX

  • IEEE Comsoc
  • GI, Fachgruppe "Kommunikation & verteilte Systeme"

  • German IPv6 Council