Research Interests and Projects
My research vision is the creation of a virtual wireless access network consisting of wireless LANs from different administrative domains, which cooperate in order to utilize radio resources most efficiently. To this end, my work currently focuses on
- decentralized mechanisms for coordination of wireless LANs and
- seamless inter-domain mobility.
I am particularly interested in performance aspects, but also in security aspects in this context.
Furthermore, I am the main developer of the DISCO Network Calculator, a Java-based network calculus library, and have worked on various extensions to the MadWiFi Linux kernel device driver for Wireless LAN cards based on Atheros chipsets.
I have been a teaching assistant in the following courses:
- Development of Software-Systems III – Concurrent Programming (Winter 2003)
- System-Software (Winter 2004, 2005)
- Communication Systems (Summer 2005, 2006, 2007)
- Mobility in Distributed Systems (Summer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
- Performance Modeling of Distributed Systems (Summer 2004)
- Mobile Computing Seminar (Winter 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
- Distributed Systems Seminar (Summer 2007)
I have been involved in the organization of the following conferences and workshops:
- 14. Fachtagung Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen (KiVS) 2005, Kaiserslautern, Germany, February - March 2005.
- 30th EUROMICRO 2004 - Multimedia and Telecommunications Track, Rennes, France, September 2004.
Furthermore, I have been TPC member of or reviewer for the following conferences, workshops and journals:
- Springer Discrete Event Dynamic Systems Journal.
- 5th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC'08), Las Vegas, USA, January 2008.
- IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2007, Trondheim, Norway, October 2007.
- 50th Annual IEEE Globalcommunications Conference 2007 (GLOBECOM'07) - Multimedia Communications, Software and Services, Washington, D.C., USA, November 2007.
- 32nd Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN'07), Dublin, Ireland, October 2007.
- 4th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC'07), Las Vegas, USA, January 2007.
- 31st Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN'06), Tampa, USA, November 2006.
- 3rd Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC'06), Las Vegas, USA, January 2006.
- 2005 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'05), Philadelphia, USA, July 2005.
- 13th IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS'05), Passau, Germany, June 2005.
- 40th IEEE International Conference on Communications 2005 (ICC'05) - Wireless Networking Symposium, Seoul, South Korea, May 2005.
- IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2005 (CCNC'05), Las Vegas, USA, January 2005.
- 47th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2004 (GLOBECOM'04) - Wireless Communication, Networks & Systems, Dallas, Texas, USA, December 2004.
- 29th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN'04), Tampa, USA, November 2004.
- 9th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'04), Alexandria, Egypt, June–July 2004.
- 2004 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'04), San Jose, USA, July 2004.
- 59th IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (Wireless Access Symposium), Milan, Italy, May 2004.
- 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-37), Hawaii, USA, January 2004.
- International Workshop on Multimedia Interactive Protocols and Systems (MIPS'03), Napoli, Italy, November 2003