Ulrich Finger was born in Stuttgart, Germany on July 8th, 1950. He received his engineering degree from the University of Stuttgart in 1975. In 1976, he obtained a specialization degree in Communications Systems. In 1980, he received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Networks from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (E.N.S.T.) and Paris VI, France.
He first joined the Centre National d'Etudes des Télécommunications (C.N.E.T.), Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France, where he conducted research in the Department of Systems, Microprocessors and Softwares for 14 years. In 1990, he was appointed Head of the Computer Science Department at E.N.S.T. and since 1998, has been leading there the newly founded Computer Science and Network Department. In May 1997, he became President of the Scientific Advisory Board of Institut Eurécom.
On September 1st, 2000, he became Director of EURECOM
Ulrich Finger is a member of IEEE, ACM and IFIP working group 10.3. He holds nine patents and has published numerous papers in leading scientific conferences and journals.