Nikolai Merkel received his M.Sc. in Information Systems from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2020. During his studies, he was a scholar in the Max Weber-Program of the state of Bavaria and also received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.
Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Chair of Application and Middleware Sytems at TUM. His research interests are in improving the performance of large-scale Graph Processing systems, Graph Partitioning, and Graph Clustering.