Dr. Markus Hofmann joined Bell Labs in 1998, transitioning from researcher, to project manager, to Head of Bell Labs Research, to Head of the newly formed Application Platforms & Software Systems Research Lab at Nokia Bell Labs – Nokia’s research organization that is globally recognized for inventions that shaped the world of telecommunications and technology. Dr. Hofmann is renowned for his pioneering work on reliable multicasting over the Internet and for defining and shaping fundamental principles of content networking. In his current role, Dr.
Hofmann is building up Nokia Bell Labs’ software and platforms research program, leading a global research team in inventing and creating disruptive technologies in the software and systems space. This includes the overall research portfolio from project inception through business transfer. Dr. Hofmann has published over 60 journal and conference papers and given invited talks as well as courses all over the world. He has been granted 16 U.S. patents, with many more patent applications pending. Dr. Hofmann has a Ph.D. with honors in Computer Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.