Matthias Seimetz was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1974. He received the Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, in 2000.

From 2002 to 2010, he was with Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin, Germany, where his research focused on the design of spectrally efficient WDM networks, optical access networks, coherent optical communication and optical modulation.

Based upon a thesis on higher-order optical modulation formats, he received the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) in 2008.

He has published numerous papers in peer-review scientific journals, made a correspondingly high number of contributions to major international conferences, and authored the Springer monograph “High-Order Modulation for Optical Fiber Transmission” which appeared in 2009.

In 2010, he became professor at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, where his main research interests include spectrally efficient optical networks and high-speed wireless communication.