About me

My research interests include:

  • Ultra-reliable low-latency communications,
  • Industrial Internet of Things,
  • Applied stochastic optimization and reinforcement learning.


  • Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.), Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 2014-2019.

Thesis: Random Access Protocols for Massive and Reliable M2M Communications.

  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University of Munich, (Germany), 2011-2013.

Thesis: Mobility Management in Optical Mobile Network.

  • Engineering Degree (Dipl.-Ing.), Information Technology, Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg, Russia), 2006-2011


  • 01/2019 Best Paper Award at IEEE/IFIP Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services (WONS) Conference, Wengen, Switzerland, awarded for the paper Grant-free Access with Multipacket Reception: Analysis and Reinforcement Learning Optimization.

  • 10/2017 Best Student Paper Award at IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), awarded for the paper Enhancing Cellular M2M Random Access with Binary Countdown Contention Resolution.


  • 09/2019-present: Wireless System Architect
    • Apple, Munich, Germany
  • 04/2019-06/2019: Senior Researcher
  • 12/2013-03/2019: Researcher and Teaching Associate
  • 06/2018-07/2018: Visiting Researcher
  • 05/2017-06/2017: Visiting Researcher
  • 04/2013-10/2013: Master’s thesis
    • DOCOMO European Communication Laboratories (Munich, Germany)
    • Title: Mobility Management in Optical Mobile Networks
    • Results published in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2014 as “Mobility Management in Optical Mobile Network” (Q. Wei, M. Vilgelm, M. Lott, W. Kellerer)
  • 11/2012-07/2013 Research Intern / Software Development
    • Technical University of Munich, Chair of Communication Networks
    • Software Defined Networking testbed development
  • 04/2012-10/2012 Part-time C++ Developer / Working Student
    • Telemotive AG (Munich, Germany)
    • C++ Software development for automated product tests, in-car communications (CAN, LIN, WLAN, …)