Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Christoph Sommer

Head of Group

Short Bio (see professional activities)

Christoph Sommer is Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of computer science at Paderborn University, Germany. Since 2017 he is heading the Cooperative Mobile Systems group at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute and the Dept. of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering (Dr.-Ing., with distinction) and his M.Sc. degree in computer science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the University of Erlangen in 2011 and 2006, respectively. In 2010, he was a visiting scholar with the research group of Ozan K. Tonguz in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). In 2012, he was a visiting scholar with the research group of Mario Gerla in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Until 2014, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Computer and Communication Systems Group at the University of Innsbruck. Before being appointed a professor, he was Akademischer Rat in the Distributed Embedded Systems group at Paderborn University. Since 2011, he serves as a member of the ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (WINET) editorial board. Since 2016, he serves as area editor for Elsevier Computer Communications (COMCOM). Since 2019, he serves as Associate Editor of IET Networks (IET-NET). His research is focused on questions regarding traffic efficiency, safety, and security aspects of Car-to-X communication in heterogeneous environments. He also authored the textbook Vehicular Networking, published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.

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