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Curriculum Vitae

I received my Diploma in mathematics in 1983 and my PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in mathematics in 1985 from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. From 1985 – 1986 I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Manchester, England. After returning to Germany I had the position of a research assistant at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. In October 1987 I joined the German Research Center (GMD) in Darmstadt, Germany. From 1987 – 1992 I was working on object-oriented and multimedia databases. My focus was on research on the translation of object-oriented programming languages for these applications. In 1989 and 1991 I was a visiting scientist at the New Jersey Institute of Technoloy and at Hewlett-Packard labs in Palo Alto, California. From 1992 until 2002 I was a professor for computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Gießen-Friedberg and Wiesbaden. During that time I visited the International Computer Science Institute Berkeley, California three times as a Senior Scientist. In 2002 I joined the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg as a full professor of computer science. Since September 2008 I am the head of the institute of Telematics. I teach various courses in the area of distributed systems technology.

I am the author of four books and I have published a number of papers in national and international journals and conferences. I serve on the program committee for different national and international conferences and I am a reviewer for various journals. I am a member of ACM, IEEE and Gesellschaft für Informatik GI.

My research interests are fault tolerance and energy reduction in distributed systems.