Matthias holds a diploma in computer science/economics from the University of Mannheim and a PhD from the Technical University of Darmstadt. In his PhD he focused on distributed systems analytics and architectures while working on numerous EU- and industry-funded projects. He authored more than 30 peer-reviewed research papers. After completing his PhD, he joined DE-CIX, the traffic- and member-wise largest Internet Exchange Point in the world. Currently he works on the design of new products and research topics relevant to the industry and academia alike.