University Education
1983–1986 Computer Science major, TU Munich, Germany
1986–1990 Mathematics major, TU Munich
4/1990 Diplom in Mathematics (A+), TU Munich
11/1994 Doctoral Degree in Mathematics (A+), TU Munich
11/2000 Habilitation in Mathematics, TU Munich


Employment Record
8/1990–4/1993 Research assistant (part-time), Centre for Mathematics, TU Munich, Germany
5/1993–2/2001 Research assistant, Centre for Mathematics, TU Munich
2/2001–4/2003 Research associate, Centre for Mathematics, TU Munich (on leave during 4/2001–7/2001)
4/2001–7/2001 Chair of Mathematics/Analysis (temporary appointment), University of Eichstätt, Germany
5/2003–7/2004 Head of Education and Research for Industrial and Financial Mathematics, German Institute of Science and Technology, Singapore
10/2004–3/2005 Associate professor for Higher Mathematics (temporary appointment), Centre for Mathematics, TU Munich
4/2005–1/2007 Teaching and research projects, Centre for Mathematics, TU Munich 

Since 2/2007 Associate professor, Institute of Information and Communication Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (on leave during 4/2012–9/2012)
4/2012–9/2012 Visiting professor, Centre for Mathematics (M11), TU Munich 


Other Scholarly Activities
since 1999 Reviewer for various academic journals and publishers
since 3/2006 Member of the editorial board of the journal Advances in Mathematics of Communications


Research Interests
Algebraic Coding Theory (network coding, CRC codes, quadratic residue codes, MDS codes, linear codes over finite rings)
Finite Geometry (combinatorial configurations—such as arcs, blocking sets and caps—in classical finite geometries and projective Hjelmslev geometries)
Combinatorial Mathematics (combinatorial designs and their q-analogues, enumerative combinatorics)
Ring Theory (finite Frobenius rings, finite chain rings)


Language Skills
German (mother tongue)
English (excellent)


 Computer Skills
Command of various programming languages and scientific software packages
Unix/Linux system administration