Christoph Sommer



Mailing Address:
Computer Science Dept
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA, 90095

UCLA Boelter Hall, BH3803


Phone Number:
+43 (512) 507-53285

Fax Number:
+43 (512) 507-9888

Personal Webpage:

Personal Information


Christoph Sommer received his Ph.D. degree in engineering (Dr.-Ing., with distinction) and his M.Sc. degree in computer science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the University of Erlangen in 2011 and 2006, respectively. In 2010, he was a visiting scholar with the research group of Ozan K. Tonguz at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Since 2011, he is a member of the ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (WINET) editorial board. In 2012, he was a visiting scholar with the research group of Mario Gerla at the Computer Science Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is currently a PostDoc with the Computer and Communication Systems group at the University of Innsbruck.


Research Interest

Efficiency and security aspects of Car-to-X communication in heterogeneous environments.

Recent Publications

Conference Papers

"Towards Inter-Vehicle Communication Strategies for Platooning Support",
Michele Segata, Bastian Bloessl, Stefan Joerer, Christoph Sommer, Mario Gerla, Renato Lo Cigno, Falko Dressler,
Nets4Cars 2014, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, October. 2014