Short curriculum vitae


Academic achievements and education

02/2017
Habilitation in Computer Science, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Habilitation thesis' title: Physical Mobility in Networked Systems: Data-driven Characterization of Mobility, Mobility Impact Analysis, and Methods for Exploiting Mobility Context in Networked Systems

03/2005
PhD in Computer Science (Doctorate), Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Dr.techn.) - with honors
PhD thesis' title: Mobility-Aware Distributed Computing in Shared Data Spaces

11/1996
Graduation (Diploma) in Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Dipl.-Ing.)
Master's thesis' title: Software Implemented Fault Injection for the Coordination Kernel

06/1989
High-school diploma (natural sciences), Realgymnasium GRG21 Ödenburgerstrasse, Vienna, Austria - with honors


Scholarships and awards

Best entertaining video award - Finding Linda by SWARMIX. AAAI 2016 Video Competition, 2016.

Best paper award - S. Trifunovic, A. Picu, T. Hossmann, and K.A. Hummel. Slicing the Battery Pie: Fair and Ecient Energy Usage in Device-to-Device Communication via Role Switching. In CHANTS'13: 8th ACM MobiCom workshop on Challenged Networks, pages 31-36, 2013.

Marie Curie fellowship entitled MOVE-R - Improving the Realism of Mobility and Cooperation Models in Opportunistic Networks, EU FP7 Intra-European-Fellowship, 2011

Faculty award - contributions to the publication strategy, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna, 2010

Teaching innovation award (category new media), University of Vienna, 2002


Employment history

03/2017 - present
Associate professor , Department of Telecooperation, JKU Linz, Austria

10/2015 - 02/2017
Post-doc University assistant, since 11/2015 assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Telecooperation, JKU Linz, Austria

09/2011 - 07/2015
Marie Curie fellow, senior researcher and lecturer, Communication Systems Group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

04/2005 - 08/2011
Post-doc University assistant (senior researcher and lecturer), Research Group Entertainment Computing / Distributed Systems Group, University of Vienna, Austria

08/2002 - 03/2005, 04/1998-03/2002
Pre-doc University assistant (predoctoral researcher and lecturer, PhD student), Distributed Systems Group (Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, formerly Computer Science and Busniess Informatics), University of Vienna, Austria

04 - 07/2002
Design and implementation of a mobile laboratory consisting of mobile, wireless, and sensory testbeds at the Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna, Austria

03/1993 - 03/1998
System software engineer, project leader, and trainer, networking department (packet switched networks) and communication networks (Intelligent Network), Siemens Austria AG


Guest research visits

09/2010
Universite Paul Sabatier, France, hosting professor: Prof. Jean-Marc Pierson

08 - 09/2007
University of Passau, Germany, hosting professor: Prof. Hermann de Meer