Reinhard German received his diploma in computer science in 1991, the PhD degree in 1994, and the habilitation degree in 2000 from the Computer Science Department, Technical University of Berlin. Thereafter, he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. First, he was an associate professor (system simulation), then he became a full professor in 2004 (computer networks and communication systems), and served as head of the department and as dean of the faculty of engineering. He is also contact professor for INI.FAU, a research cooperation with the AUDI AG and he also conducts simulation projects at the Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN). His research interests include performance and dependability analysis of networked systems based on numerical analysis, network calculus, discrete-event simulation, measurements, and testing. Vehicular communications, smart energy systems and healthcare constitute major application domains.