Since 07/2018 Engineer Big Data & ML, Customer Engineering, Google Germany
09/2016 – 06/2018 Consultant Big Data & ML, Professional Services, AWS Germany
06/2015 – 08/2016 Big Data & Cloud Engineer, Customer Co-Innovation, SAP SE
Engineering a cloud-based implementation of a predictive maintenance application running on and integrating with SAP platforms. Working in a highly motivated SCRUM team and collaborating with data scientists.
Prototypes of highly scalable and available NoSQL time-series storages. Playing the CAP theorem to our advantage.
Used technologies include SAP HANA XSA, SAP IQ, SAP UI5, AWS (S3, EMR, EC2, Kinesis, etc.), Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark (Streaming, SQL), Apache Cassandra, Akka (Streams), Play! framework, Meteor.
04/2013 – 04/2018 Co-Founder of CloudWok.com
Developer of the scalable web application cloudwok.com with a cloud-based infrastructure distributed world-wide and built for large-volume uploads (Scala, coffeescript/AJAX, Play!, AWS)
Since 08/2014 Member of the StarTUp Incubator at TU Berlin, Germany.
11/2009 – 04/2014 Research Scientist, Forschungszentrum Informatik FZI, Karlsruhe, Germany
11/2009 – 09/2013 Industry Project “Cloud Enabling” with Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany
02/2010 – 08/2011 Supporting Role for KIT Participation in EU Project COCKPIT
06/2010 – 02/2011 Chairman of the Works Council
11/2009 – 08/2010 Industry Project Cloud Grant “Cloud Demo” for SLA@SOI with SAP Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
02/2010 – 07/2010 Member of Strategic Project SI SOA at FZI
03/2009 – 09/2009 Diplomate, R & D webMethods – Software AG, Darmstadt, Germany
Development of an Eclipse Plugin which provides a prototype of a graphical editor to model queries for XML-based Complex Event Processing
Participation in Software AG’s research efforts in the field of XML-based complex event processing with XQuery 1.1
04/2008 – 03/2009 Working Student, SAP Business Objects, Walldorf, Germany
Invention of two-mode social network-based business intelligence for business networks and implementation of a software prototype that supports BI usage through social network analysis methods and querying algorithms using time-, geodata- and context-related information retrieved from SAP Systems (through J-CO)
Development of a prototype on J2EE Platforms (Netweaver CE, JBoss AS) with Hibernate Search using Apache Lucene as base for BI queries on social networks with an Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR frontend connected through Adobe BlazeDS middleware
08/2007 – 02/2008 Intern, Application Solution Management SAP Labs, Palo Alto CA, USA
Supporting product management, product definition and requirements management for SAP RPM 5.0 in a distributed team
Creation of roll-out, learning and information material for new product ramp-ups supporting ramp-up knowledge transfer to customers, marketing and consultants for SAP xRPM 4.0-4.5, SAP cProjects 4.5 and SAP cFolder 4.5
10/2005 – 08/2007 Working Student, Add-On Factory SAP AG, St. Leon-Rot, Germany
Participating in ABAP OO and Perl development projects implementing department internal automation as well as SAP R/3 and Netweaver system installation and maintenance
Supporting and Automating reporting activities of Add-On Factory managers
06/2001 – 10/2005 Freelance Worker, Mannheim, Germany
Website & online shop programming (PHP, Perl, Python), web design, architecting and maintaining web server and database environments
11/2009 – 04/2015 Ph.D. Candidate
Studies: Cloud Computing, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Contact Stipend from Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists, 4 weeks academic visit at University of New South Wales, Sydney
10/2003 – 09/2009 Diploma Information Systems
Studies: Information Systems, Universität Mannheim, Germany
Degree: Diplom Wirtschaftsinformatiker (Diploma in Information Systems)
Majors: Business Information Systems, Logistics, Distributed Systems, eBusiness & eGovernment, Database Systems
Seminar Thesis: Progressive Content Delivery for Virtual Environments (3D-Streaming), Chair Prof. Becker (Wifo2)
Student Thesis: Information Pre-Processing for the In-House Routing System, Chair Prof. Atkinson
Logistics Thesis: Fixed-Hub Single Allocation Problem, Chair Prof. Minner
Term Project: Implementing a SOAP-Webservice using XML Techniques, Chair Prof. Moerkotte/Prof. Kanne
Term Project: Implementing a J2EE-based Web-Application, Chair Prof. Atkinson
Diploma Thesis: Entwurf und Implementierung eines Werkzeugs zur Anfragenerstel-lung in Complex Event Processing Systemen (Design and Implementation of a Tool for Querying Complex Event Processing Systems), Chair Prof. Kanne/Prof. Moerkotte
09/2000 to 07/2003 Secondary School
Wirtschaftsgymnasium Carl-Theodor-Schule Schwetzingen, Schwetzingen, Germany
Degree: Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Graduation from High School)
09/1994 to 07/2000 Secondary School
Carl-Friedrich-Gauß Gymnasium, Hockenheim, Germany
Michael Menzel, Rajiv Ranjan, Lizhe Wang, Samee U. Khan, Jinjun Chen. “CloudGenius: A Hybrid Decision Support Method for Automating the Migration of Web Application Clusters to Public Clouds”. Transactions on Computers, IEEE, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,1. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6811183&isnumber=4358213
Michael Menzel, Marten Schönherr, Stefan Tai. “(MC²)²: Criteria, Requirements and a Software Prototype for Cloud Infrastructure Decisions”. Software: Practice & Experience, Wiley, 2011. http://goo.gl/kohgT
Conference and Workshop Proceedings
Alexander Lenk, Gregory Katsaros, Michael Menzel, Jannis Rake-Revelant, Ryan Skipp, Enrique Castro-Leon, Gopan V P. “TIOSA: Testing VM Interoperability at an OS and Application Level – A Hypervisor Testing Method and Interoperability Survey”. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), IEEE, Boston, March, 2014.
Michael Menzel, Markus Klems, Hoàng Anh Lê, Stefan Tai. “A Configuration Crawler for Virtual Appliances in Compute Clouds”. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Engineering 2013 (IC2E 2013). IEEE Computer Society, March, 2013. http://goo.gl/CYKHji
Miranda Zhang, Rajiv Ranjan, Surya Nepal, Michael Menzel, Armin Haller. “A Declarative Recommender System for Cloud Infrastructure Services Selection”. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services 2012 (GCON 2012). Springer, Berlin, November, 2012. http://goo.gl/rgccdN
Miranda Zhang, Rajiv Ranjan, Armin Haller, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Michael Menzel, Surya Nepal. “An Ontology based System for Cloud Infrastructure Services Discovery”. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing 2012 (CollaborateCom 2012). IEEE Computer Society, October, 2012. http://goo.gl/62x3aO
Erik Wittern, Jörn Kuhlenkamp and Michael Menzel. “Cloud Service Selection based on Variability Modeling”. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC ’12). Springer, 2012. http://goo.gl/hzBbS
Michael Menzel and Rajiv Ranjan. “CloudGenius: Decision Support for Web Server Cloud Migration“. In Proceedings of the 21st international conference on World Wide Web (WWW ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 979-988, 2012. http://goo.gl/noJsB
David Bermbach, Markus Klems, Michael Menzel, Stefan Tai. “MetaStorage: A Federated Cloud Storage System to Manage Consistency-Latency Tradeoffs”. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2011), Washington, D.C., July, 2011. http://goo.gl/Y1TU3
Alexander Lenk, Michael Menzel, Johannes Lipsky, Philipp Offermann, Stefan Tai. “What are you paying for? Performance benchmarking for Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings”. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2011), Washington, D.C., July, 2011. http://goo.gl/Ha3rP
Steffen Haak, Michael Menzel. “Autonomic Benchmarking for Cloud Infrastructures – An Economic Optimization Model”. Proceedings of the 1st IEEE/ACM Workshop on Autonomic Computing for Economics, in print, Karlsruhe, June, 2011. http://dl.acm.org/authorize?431002 http://goo.gl/7vFp1
Markus Klems, Michael Menzel, Robin Fischer. “Consistency Benchmarking: Evaluating the Consistency Behavior of Middleware Services in the Cloud”. In Paul P. Maglio, Mathias Weske, Jian Yang, Marcelo Fantinato, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC), Seiten: 627-634, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, Berlin Heidelberg, December, 2010. http://goo.gl/TbA31
Michael Menzel, Marten Schönherr, Jens Nimis, Stefan Tai. “(MC²)²: A Generic Decision-Making Framework and its Application to Cloud Computing”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Virtualization (CCV 2010), GSTF, May, 2010. Best Paper Award. http://goo.gl/cwiPz (short version PDF)
Steffen Haak, Michael Menzel, Jens Nimis, Christoph Rathfelder, Thomas Schuster. “SOA Forschungsperspektiven und Werkzeugunterstützung”. Technischer Bericht, Forschungszentrum Informatik FZI, Karlsruhe, 2010. http://goo.gl/2Kgxs
- Reviewer for International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) 2011.
- Program Committee Member of Advances in Cloud Computing (ACC) 2012.
- Reviewer for Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) 2012-2014.
Lectures 2012-2013 (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology): Lecture Cloud Computing (SS 2012-SS2013)
Gave multiple sessions & tutorials on SaaS, PaaS, and MapReduce.
Seminars 2011 (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology): Seminar Cloud Service Engineering (SS 2011)
Organization of a Seminar on multiple topics in the field of Cloud Service Engineering.
Moderator of students presentations and Contact for student issues.
Thesis Tutoring: Supervision of student theses (Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Seminar) at Chair of Prof. Tai, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
German: Native Language
English: Written and Spoken Fluently, Stay Abroad
French: Simple Conversation, Reading, and Writing, School (4 Years)
Spanish: Simple Conversation, Reading, and Writing, School (1 Year)
Interests and Qualifications
Certification and Training: Cisco UCS Architecture (UCSAO), AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate, AWS Certified Developer – Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, Golfing, Running, Basketball, Skiing/Snowboarding, Beachball, (Team Handball)