SWITCH since October 1996. SWITCH is a non-profit organization to provide networking and IT services to the Swiss academic and research communities. Until October 2011 I worked at a network engineer in the Network/LAN team, for the last ~two years as a team leader. During that time I participated in running SWITCH's IP backbone network, helped introduce technologies such as IPv6 and raise awareness for them, built and operated a traffic accounting infrastructure for SWITCH based on Cisco Netflow, and participated in the IETF, in particular the netconf (which I used to co-chair) and ipfix WGs.
Since October 2011, I lead the new Peta Solutions team within SWITCH. We support researchers with special network and IT needs. My past activities in this area include:
List of publications on Google Scholar.
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I was born and went to school in the beautiful town of Bonn. Between 1984 and 1991, I studied CS at TU Berlin. During some of that time, I also worked first at ZIB and then at GMD-FIRST. Between 1991 and 1995, I worked as a system manager of the Unix (Sun & SGI) boxes at the AI Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). During 1996 I worked as a technology consultant at IDS, which no longer exists.