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Curriculum Vitae

Christian Renner was born in Winsen/Luhe, Germany, on September 2, 1982.

He graduated from Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium (highschool), Hamburg, Germany, in 2002. After his ten-month civil service, he studied Informatics and Engineering (Diploma Degree) from 2003 until 2008 at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). In the winter term 2006 / 2007 he spent six month with studies at ETH Zurich, where he also wrote his Studienarbeit (project work) under supervision of Prof. Kay Römer. He finished his studies in June 2008 with his diploma thesis under supervision of Christoph Weyer

Christian has been working on the field of sensor networks since 2005, mainly concentrating on medium access control, energy-efficient protocols, and neighborhood management. He has been part of the inter-disciplinary sensor-network research project SomSeD at Hamburg University of Technology. Christian was accepted for the scholarship program of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) in 2006. He received an additional scholarship for his studies at ETH Zurich. He was awarded the Philips Undergraduate Prize for finishing his undergraduate studies among the top students in 2005, and he was awarded the Diploma Prize by the Foundation for Promoting the TUHH (Stiftung zur Förderung der TUHH) for his excellent studies and social engagement in 2008.

Christian is with the Institute of Telematics at Hamburg University of Technology since July 2008. His thesis adviser is Prof. Volker Turau. Submission of his thesis is scheduled for the end of the year 2012.