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Dr.-Ing. Christoph Sommer

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Christoph Sommer is an Assistant Professor (AkadR a.Z.) at Paderborn University, joining the Distributed Embedded Systems Group in 2014. 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 at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). In 2012, he was a visiting scholar with the research group of Mario Gerla at the Computer Science Department of 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. Since 2011, he is a member of the ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (WINET) editorial board. Since 2016, he serves as area editor for Elsevier Computer Communications (COMCOM). 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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