Waltenegus Dargie is a graduate of the Nazareth Technical College (BSc in Electrical Engineering, 1997), the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (MSc in Electrical Engineering, 2002) and the Technical University of Dresden (PhD in Computer Engineering, 2006). He also got his Habilitation (the highest academic achievement in Germany) in 2010. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Computer Networks at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. He has extensively published on computer networks, wireless networks, and self-managing systems. In his free time, he enjoys reading classical literature and competing in long distance running (half-marathon). He published his first historical novel, The Eunuch and the King's Daughter, in 2005.