Phuoc Tran-Gia was born in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 1953. Subsequently, he worked as Head of a Research Group at the University of Stuttgart and Research Staff Member at IBM Research Division in Rüschlikon, Zurich. Since 1985, Phuoc Tran-Gia has been giving lectures on computer networks at the University of Würzburg. He earned the professorial qualification at the University of Stuttgart in 1988 with the thesis: “Discrete-Time Analysis of Performance Models in Computer and Communication Systems”. In the same year, he was offered a professorship at the University of Würzburg and, since then, he holds the Chair of Communication Networks (Informatik III) at the faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2006, he was additionally appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 2015, Phuoc Tran-Gia serves as Vice President of the University of Würzburg being responsible for internationalization, alumni, information technology, and public relations.