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 received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.
Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. at TUM. His research interests are improving large-scale Graph Neural Network Systems, Graph Processing Systems, and Graph Partitioning.