Jakob Hoydis was born in Berlin, Germany. He obtained the diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree from Supélec, France, in 2012. During his undergraduate studies, he was an exchange student at Imperial College London, UK, and summer-interned at Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, and Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany. From April 2008 to April 2009, he was a research assistant at the Department of Wireless Networks, RWTH Aachen University. From May 2012 to December 2013, he was a research engineer at Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs. Since January 2014, he is CTO and co-founder of Spraed. His research interests are in the area of big-data, social networks, small cells, massive MIMO, random matrix and information theory.