The common basis of cooperation among mobile computer systems is information exchange between participants. Cooperative mobile systems thus commonly consist of nodes in a wireless network of extreme topology dynamics. An obvious research challenge is how to make the best use of scarce (or intermittently available) communication resources, for example by employing multi-radio, multi-channel, or multi-technology techniques. Other aspects of our research touch on issues of performance evaluation of such systems, privacy, and the human factor.

Currently, my research focuses on platooning, meaning several vehicles following each other while keeping only a few meter distance between each other at highway speed. Platooning tackles safety and congestion problems of modern traffic by cooperatively coordinating vehicles among each other. Platooning involves control theory, dynamics of vehicles, different aspects of communication and traffic engineering.

My research is focused on platooning in urban and sub-urban areas. Platooning in such cases is much more dynamic and flexible compared to platooning on freeways since urban areas have varying speed limits, single carriageway, intersections, traffic lights and even more distinctive features. First results already show the benefit for platooning at urban traffic lights with static traffic light scheduling.

I received my B.Sc. in Applied Computer Science from the Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft (FHDW) Paderborn in 2011 and my M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Paderborn University in 2015. I joined the Ascora GmbH in northern Germany afterwards and worked on national and international BMBF and EU projects. I joined the Cooperative Mobile Systems Group as a PhD Student in 2018.

Research Interests

  • Urban Platooning
  • Urban Mobility
  • Network Simulations
  • Drone / UAV Simulations
  • Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks
  • Inter Vehicle Communication