Bio

Computer science PhD candidate and researcher at the Paderborn University, Germany. Research interests include network softwarization and optimization, cloud and edge computing, 5G and beyond, as well as machine learning, in particular reinforcement learning.

  • 5+ years of experience in networking research and engineering
  • Project leader of own 2-year project from ideas to implementation (€ 100K grant)
  • Author of 25+ peer-reviewed publications with 2 awards
  • Experienced collaborator in large interdisciplinary projects with industry partners

Always curious and eager to learn and to challenge myself. Enjoy tackling difficult problems and finding creative solutions.

Education

PhD in Computer Science

2017 - 2021
Paderborn University, Germany

MSc in Computer Science (Grade 1.0 with honors)

2015 - 2017
Paderborn University, Germany

BSc in Computer Science (Exchange semester)

2013
University of Oklahoma, USA

BSc in Computer Science (Grade 1.3 with honors)

2011 - 2015
Paderborn University, Germany

German grades: 1.0 = excellent, 4.0 = sufficient/passing grade

Experiences

Research Associate

2017 - Present

Research on network management and optimization, network softwarization (NFV/SDN), cloud and edge computing, 5G and beyond, as well as machine learning and reinforcement learning.

Researching, implementing, and evaluating different protocols for vehicular networking.

Student Teaching Assistant

2012-2014
Paderborn University, Germany

Teaching weekly tutorials on

Honors & Awards

For our paper at 2020 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)

Accepted at Software Campus with €100K grant to lead my own 2-year research project, RealVNF.

Distinguished Student 2016

10/2016

Awarded by the computer and communication systems group, Paderborn University

Awarded by Germany’s oldest and most prestigious scholarship foundation

National scholarship awarded to less than 1% of students in Germany

Paderborn University’s computer science scholarship incl. conference grants

Award for outstanding performance in mathematics (best of my year)

Skills & Technology

Languages:

German (native), English (professional), Spanish, Finnish (intermediate)

Programming:

Python, Java, C++, JavaScript

Cloud & Container:

Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, GCP DevOps

Machine Learning:

sklearn, TensorFlow, Keras, Reinforcement Learning

Hobbies

  • Technology & Development
  • Traveling & Languages
  • Hiking & Running
  • Cooking & Eating