I am an expert on reliable & real-time embedded systems, specialized in aspects relating to security, communications, and software.

My hobbies relevant to my work and reflected on this website lie in areas adjacent to my research and work interests, mostly centered in the area of computer networks and computing applications.

I use this website to publish information about projects I am pursuing both professionally and in my spare time. It shall serve as a reference for myself and others, as reminder on where problems existed and how these problems have been solved and as a general overview over my work and interests.

Curriculum Vitae

The following is a list of my professional and educational experience.

Professional Experience

since 2021: Senior Expert for Automotive Software Architectures

at Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research (CR) in Renningen, Germany Topics:

  • Senior Expert (Fachreferent) for Automotive Software Architectures at Advanced Digital Technologies (ADT) department
  • Vehicle Computer Solution Architect for Strategic Portfolio (SPF) Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Program Co-Manager: Dynamic Distributed Systems in SPF ICT
2018 - 2020: Senior Software Engineer

at Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH and Argo AI in München, Germany Topics: Building a software platform/middleware for autonomous driving in multiple roles:

  • Software Engineer: Extending the software platform and making it hard real-time capable
  • Product Owner: Setting the direction and prioritizing the software platform team
  • Network Architect: Defining and validating the network architecture for autonomous driving on level 4
  • System Integrator: Building tools for system (HW, SW) setup & integration and integrating software components for an efficient system

AID was taken over by Argo AI in June 2020 at 3 years old and US$1.6 Billion valuation.

2016 - 2018: Developer Data Transfer Technologies & Security

at Audi Electronics Venture GmbH in Gaimersheim, Germany Topics:

  • Driving the Volkswagen (VW) Group software platform (vw.OS, aka E3) as:
  • Initial Lead Developer: Lead the design and implementation of the first prototype of the platform
  • Product Owner Tooling: Continuous X, Collaboration Tools, Development Environment/Networks, etc.
  • Chief Software Architect: Set up of the initial platform architecture & the architecture board
  • Evangelist: Understand, educate, demonstrate & convince, to establish the platform in the VW group
  • Leading a project for the implementation of a lightweight authentication and authorization protocol for automotive networks (LASAN) according to automotive standards.
  • Involvement in several other projects in the area of embedded networks and security.
2012-2016: Research Associate

at TUM CREATE in Singapore Topics:

  • Research in Automotive Network Security (Authentication & Authorization Protocols, Architecture Verification, Scheduling, …]
  • Responsible for the development of the infotainment system in the electric taxi EVA: www.eva-taxi.sg
  • Results available in my book Amazon or online
2012: Research Assistant

at TUM CREATE in Singapore Topic: Policy-based message scheduling in the FlexRay static segment

2011: Internship in Software-Development in R&D

at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH in Grasbrunn, Germany Task: Optimization of an embedded communications stack

2007-2010: Software-Development Engineer in R&D

at embeX GmbH in Freiburg, Germany Tasks: Software development in industrial communications using multiple standards (wired and wireless]


2012 - 2017: Doctoral Candidate

in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Elektro- und Informationstechnik) at TUM CREATE, Technical University Munich (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Interdisciplinary Graduate School (IGS) under the NTU-TUM Joint PhD Programme with supervisors Prof. Dr. Sc. Samarjit Chakraborty and Assoc. Prof. Suhaib A. Fahmy

Topic: “Security for Automotive Electrical/Electronic (E/E) Architectures”

Grade: Summa Cum Laude

2012: Internship & Master-Thesis

at TUM CREATE in Singapore Topic: Policy-based message scheduling in the FlexRay static segment with scholarship of the Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Müller-Stiftung

2011: Visiting Student

at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, Korea with PROMOS scholarship from DAAD & Technical University Munich (TUM)

2010-2012: Master of Science (M. Sc.] / Dipl.-Ing. (TUM]

in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Elektro- und Informationstechnik) at Technical University Munich (TUM) with scholarships from Siemens Master Program and e-fellows.net

graduated among top 10 students

2009: Visiting Student

at National University of Singapore (NUS) with Baden-Württemberg Stipendium (state scholarship) by the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg

2007-2010: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

in Computer Engineering (Informationstechnik) at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Lörrach) and embeX GmbH, Freiburg

awarded best degree in year

2007-2010: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.] with Honors Upper Second Class

from the Open University London, in combination with Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Lörrach)