Andreas Festag received a diploma degree (1996) and Ph.D. (2003) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin. As researcher, he worked with the Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN) at Technical University Berlin, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI) in Berlin, NEC Laboratories in Heidelberg, and Vodafone chair Mobile Communication Systems at Technical University Dresden. Since 2016 he is group manager at Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI), Cooperative Systems Group. Andreas has worked on various research projects for wireless and mobile communication networks and published more than 50 papers in journals, conference proceedings and workshops. His research is concerned with architecture, design and performance evaluation of wireless and mobile communication systems and protocols, with a focus on vehicular communication and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He actively contributes to the CAR-2-CAR Communication Consortium and to ETSI Technical Committee ITS. He is senior member of IEEE.