Markus Fidler is a professor for communications networks and the director of the Institute of Communications Technology at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. After graduating in electrical engineering in 1997 from RWTH Aachen University, he was a systems engineer in mobile communications at Hagenuk Telecom and at Alcatel SEL. In 2004 he received his doctoral degree in computer engineering from RWTH Aachen University. As a postdoctoral researcher, he worked at the Institute Mittag-Leffler at KTH Stockholm, at NTNU Trondheim, the University of Toronto, and TU Darmstadt, where he received his habilitation degree in communications networks end of 2008. He was admitted to the Emmy Noether programme of the German Research Foundation in 2005 and he was awarded a Starting Grant of the European Research Council in 2012.