Steffen Malkowsky was born in Mühlacker, Germany, in 1984. He received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Pforzheim University, Germany in 2011 and his M.Sc. degree in Electronic Design from Lund University in 2013. His master thesis was on the subject of Desynchronization of Synchronous Circuits. He is currently a PhD student in the Digital ASIC group at the department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University. He is participating in the HiPEC project as well as the EU-project MAMMOET, mainly focusing on development of reconfigurable hardware and implementation of algorithms for wireless communication with emphasis on massive MIMO.