Curriculum Vitae

Oliver Waldhorst Oliver P. Waldhorst received a Diplom-Informatiker degree (comparable to M.Sc. in computer science) in 2000 and a Ph.D. in computer science in 2005, both from University of Dortmund, Germany. In February 2011 he completed a Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) at the Computer Science Department of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

Dr. Waldhorst is currently a Professor at Hochschule Karlsruhe - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany. His areas of responsibility include Computer Networks and Database Systems.

From September 2013 until August 2016, Dr. Waldhorst has been developing connected car solutions for Daimler AG in Sindelfingen, Germany. Before, Dr. Waldhorst has been a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Telematics at KIT. From April 2011 to March 2012 he was a Visiting Professor at the Integrated Communication Systems Group at Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany. Before, he led a 'Young Investigator Group', an independent junior research group funded by the 'Concept for the Future' of KIT within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative, from 2007 to 2011. From September 2009 to February 2010 he was a Visiting Researcher in the group of Prof. Jörg Liebeherr at the ECE Department's Communications Group, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.

From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Waldhorst has been coordinating the Spontaneous Virtual Networks (SpoVNet) project. In this scope, he led the development of the award-winning open-source software package ariba at KIT.

Dr. Waldhorst's research interests include communication protocols, services, and distributed applications in mobile and heterogeneous environments as well as performance modeling and analysis of communication systems.