I received my Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from TUM in 2011 and 2017, respectively. I also have a B.Sc. in Management and Technology from TUM. I studied abroad at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and did my Master Thesis at Prof. Polina Bayvel's Optical Networks Group at University College London (UCL), UK. From 2012 to 2017, I was a Research and Teaching Assistant at the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering. Currently, I am a Senior Researcher at TUM.
In my free time, I enjoy nature: hunting, hiking, and fishing.
I investigate optical communication systems, which have become the backbone of the digital age. Virtually all IP-based traffic of the Internet is transmitted over optical fibers, enabling high data rate services such as HD video streaming and cloud storage. The low loss of optical fibers over a huge spectrum of several THz and optical wideband amplifiers are key technologies that enable transmission of several trillion bits (Terabits) per second over thousands of kilometers of single-mode optical fiber with a core thinner than a human hair. Although these capacities seem huge, a steady demand for increased throughput has been observed for the past decades, with no end in sight. High-order modulation formats and advanced forward error correction schemes are potential options to achieve larger data rates. My research addresses these two entities jointly, a field known as coded modulation.Google Scholar profile
In this section, you find some Matlab™ source code that I found useful for my research. If you find an error or have a question, please let me know via email.
For a given input and a memoryless channel, the MI is the largest achievable rate. If you do not want to make restrictions on the receiver and its decoder, use MI. If you consider a receiver with binary decoding and iterations between demapper and decoder are not allowed, GMI is an achievable rate (MI is in general not!).
Calculate (O)SNR according to the GN model: calcOSNR_GNmodel.m (April 28, 2015)