Bernd Bandemer is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where his research is in information theory and wireless communications. He is particularly interested in deterministic interference channels as a tool to understand the role of interference in communications fundamentally. Prior to joining Stanford University in 2006, he received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Computer Engineering (Ingenieurinformatik) in 2006 from Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany. In 2003/04, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. His experience in industry includes working as research intern at Intel Cooperation (Santa Clara, California), at Nokia Research Center (Helsinki, Finland), and at the German Aerospace Center (Munich, Germany).