Curriculum Vitae

Since Aug 20Staff Researcher at DFINITY, Zurich, Switzerland
(Leading and executing research projects on networking and distributed computing e.g., upgrades, topology change, bootst$
Jan 19 - Jul 20Senior Researcher at DFINITY, Zurich, Switzerland
(Leading and executing research projects on networking and distributed computing, e.g., consensus, gossiping, state sync$
Jul 17 - Dec 18Principal Scientist at ABB Corporate Research, Daettwil, Switzerland
Sep 13 - Jun 17Senior Scientist at ABB Corporate Research, Daettwil, Switzerland
(Leading and executing research projects on substation automation, public / private networks, real-time distributed algo$
Feb 13 - Aug 20Lecturer at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), Switzerland
(Teaching a master level course on Industrial Automation for computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and communication system students)
Apr 11 - Sep 13Scientist at ABB Corporate Research, D ttwil, Switzerland
(Leading and executing research projects on communication for smart grids, routing problems, fu$ auto configuration, wireless, wired, and power line communication)
Jan 11 - Mar 11Postdoc at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
(Modeling and analysis of complex networks with Zvi Lotker and Chen Avin, Communication System Engineering Departement)
Jan - Dec 2010 Postdoc at IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
(Projects in networking and algorithms, including design, analysis and implementation of protocols for data gathering, synchronization and topology control, scheduling and power control, monitoring churn in dynamic wireless networks)
Feb 08 - Dec 10Co founder and Software Engineer at Fybit GmbH
(Security for Web 2.0 / Ajax applications by code analysis and automatic filter generation, participation in startup competitions and fundraising)
Apr 09 - Mar 09Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland)
Thesis: Algorithmic Challenges in Wireless Networks: Interference, Energy and Incentives
Defense Committee:
Examiner: Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich)
Co-Examiner: Subhash Suri (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
Co-Examiner: James Aspnes (Yale, USA)
Oct 01 - Mar 06M.Sc. in Computer Science ETH Zurich (Dipl.Inf.Ing ETH)
Master Thesis: Weak Round Functions in Feistel Networks
Major: Theoretical Computer Science, Advisor Ueli Maurer
Minor: Algebra, Advisor Serge Vaudenay, EPF Lausanne
Professional Activities
Co-Founder of Abstract Talk, a site for interviews on science and technology
Program Co-ChairSRDS 2021
Track Co-ChairSSS 2016
Program CommitteesDSN 2021, SIROCCO 2021, SRDS 2020, CoRes 2020, CoRes 2019, MeTRiD 2019, ICDCS 2018, IPDPS 2018, RTCSA 2018, ICDCS 2017, ICALP $ DCOSS 2011, ICCCN 2011, DCOSS 2010
Publicity ChairSirocco 2012
Registration ChairPODC 2010
Journal ReviewsTheory of Computing Systems, Transactions on Mobile Computing, Wireless Networks, IEEE Communications Letters, Ad Hoc Networks, Distributed Computing, Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications