Christian Bettstetter received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1998 and the Dr.-Ing. degree (summa cum laude) in 2004, both in electrical and information engineering from Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany. He was a research and teaching staff member at the Institute of Communication Networks, TUM, until 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he was a senior researcher with DOCOMO Euro-Labs. He has been a professor at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, since 2005, and founding director of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems since 2007. He is also the founding scientific director of Lakeside Labs, a research company on self-organizing networked systems.