Research projects

Professional activities

Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Communications, since 2010
Editor for E-Letter of the Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMC) in the IEEE Communications Society, 2013
Guest Editor IEEE Network Magazine Special Issue on "Video over Mobile Networks", 2013
Guest Editor Journal of Communications, Special Issue on "Network Coding and Applications", 2009

General Chair IFIP WONS 2014
Co-Chair IEEE CONWIRE 2013
Publicity Co-Chair IEEE Infocom 2013
TPC Co-Chair: IFIP Networking 2012
General Co-Chair: MediaWin 2011
Co-Chair: IEEE CONWIRE Workshop 2013

Recent TPC memberships:
ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (Mobicom) 2014, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (Infocom) 2014, IFIP Networking 2014, IEEE Cooperative Wireless Networks Workshop (CoCoNet) 2014, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (Infocom) 2013, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) 2013, International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2013, IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) 2013, ACM Multimedia 2013, ACM International Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies (CoNEXT) 2013, IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) 2013, International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2013, IEEE Global Internet Symposium 2013, International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN) 2013, IEEE Cooperative Wireless Networks Workshop (CoCoNet) 2013, Joint SmartenIT/eCOUSIN Workshop on Social-aware Economic Traffic Management for Overlay and Cloud Applications 2013

Awards and Merits

  • Awarded the "Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award" of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (April 2016)
  • Received ERC consolidator grant in 2014
  • Awarded Ramon y Cajal research grant in 2013 (evaluation: 100/100)
  • Awarded a European Union Marie Curie Fellowship (7th Framework Programm, PEOPLE-COFUND)
  • Graduate student scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” (German National Academic Foundation, grants scholarships to approximately the top ¼ percent of the German university student population)
  • Research fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation for studies at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley
  • DOCOMO Euro-Labs Company Award 2009 (jointly with Dr. Gerhard Bauch)
  • Best paper award IEEE WoWMoM 2014 for the paper “Practical interference alignment in the frequency domain for OFDM-based wireless access networks” and runner-up to the best paper award for the paper “Opportunistic beamforming for finite horizon multicast” at the same conference
  • Best paper award at ICST WICON 2010 for the paper “Broadcast video streaming in cellular networks: An adaptation framework for channel, video and AL-FEC rates allocation”
  • Best paper award at IEEE ICC 2009 for the paper “On quantizer design for soft values in the multipleaccess relay channel”
  • Best paper award at IEEE MediaWiN 2009 for the paper “Reliable broadcast streaming over 802.11 WLANs with minimum channel usage”
  • IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award 2008 for the paper “In-network aggregation techniques for wireless sensor networks: A survey”
  • Best student paper award at NGC 2001 for the paper “Extremum feedback for very large multicast groups”