Former Members

Frank A. Zdarsky
  Address   DISCO | Distributed Computer Systems Lab
Computer Science Department
University of Kaiserslautern
PO box 3049, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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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.

Publications

Teaching Activities

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)

Professional Activities

I have been involved in the organization of the following conferences and workshops:

Furthermore, I have been TPC member of or reviewer for the following conferences, workshops and journals:

Nicos Gollan
  Address   DISCO | Distributed Computer Systems Lab
Computer Science Department
University of Kaiserslautern
PO box 3049, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Research Interests

  • (Sensor) Network Calculus, tool support
  • Organization of wireless networks

Publications

 

Wint Yi Poe
  I recently joined the Huawei European Research Centre (ERC) in Munich. Please use emails as primary form of contact.
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Research Interests
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Network Modeling and Performance Evaluation

 

Publications [ Google Scholar Profile ]

  1. Abrahale Tewelde, Wint Yi Poe, and Jens B. Schmitt. An Analytical Model of a Hybrid Network of Static and Mobile Sensors. In Proceedings of the 9th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC). November 2013. [ pdf ]
  2. Wint Yi Poe. Design Problems in Large-Scale,Time-Sensitive WSNs. PhD thesis, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2013. [ pdf ]
  3. Wint Yi Poe, Michael Beck, and Jens B. Schmitt. Achieving High Lifetime and Low Delay in Very Large Sensor Networks using Mobile Sinks. In The 8th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (IEEE DCOSS '12), Hangzhou, China, May 2012. [ pdf ]
  4. Wint Yi Poe, Michael Beck, and Jens B. Schmitt. Achieving High Lifetime and Low Delay in Very Large Sensor Networks using Mobile Sinks. Technical Report 385/11. University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, July 2011. [ pdf ]
  5. Wint Yi Poe, Michael Beck, and Jens B. Schmitt. Planning the Trajectories of Multiple Mobile Sinks in Large-Scale, Time-Sensitive WSNs. In The 7th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (IEEE DCOSS 2011), Barcelona, Spain, June 2011. [ pdf ]
  6. Wint Yi Poe, Michael Beck, and Jens B. Schmitt. Planning the Trajectories of Multiple Mobile Sinks in Large-Scale, Time-Sensitive WSNs. Technical Report 381/11. University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, February 2011. [ pdf ]
  7. Wint Yi Poe and Jens B. Schmitt. Sink Placement without Location Information in Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGCOMM Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC) 2009, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2009. ACM. [ pdf ]
  8. Wint Yi Poe and Jens B. Schmitt. Node Deployment in Large Wireless Sensor Networks:Coverage, Energy Consumption, and Worst-Case Delay. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGCOMM Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC) 2009, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2009. ACM. [ pdf ]
  9. Wint Yi Poe and Jens B. Schmitt. Self-Organized Sink Placement in Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks. In 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems(MASCOTS 2009), pages 629–631, London, UK, September 2009. IEEE. [ pdf ]
  10. Wint Yi Poe and Jens B. Schmitt. Placing Multiple Sinks in Time-Sensitive Wireless Sensor Networks using a Genetic Algorithm. In 14th GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modeling, and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (MMB 2008), Dortmund, Germany, March 2008. GI/ITG. [ pdf]
  11. Wint Yi Poe and Jens B. Schmitt. Minimizing the Maximum Delay in Wireless Sensor Networks by Intelligent Sink Placement. Technical Report 362/07. University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, July 2007. [ pdf ]

 

 

Matthias Wilhelm
  Address   DISCO | Distributed Computer Systems Lab
Computer Science Department
University of Kaiserslautern
PO box 3049, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Research Interests

  • Security in Wireless Networks (WLAN, WSN, RFID)
  • Cross-layer security designs (e.g., using physical characteristics)
    • Selective Jamming
    • Wireless Key Generation
  • Software-defined radio (SDR)

Research Projects

  • DiscoSec — Authentication for all IEEE 802.11 frames
  • Wireless key generation using signal transmission properties
  • WiFire — A "Wireless Firewall" to protect wireless networks against injection of malicious transmissions

Publications

Upcoming Conferences

 

Past Conferences

ACM SIGCOMM '11 August 15–19 Toronto, Canada
ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec '11) June 15–17 Hamburg, Germany
European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN '11) Feb. 23–25 Bonn, Germany
Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec '10) October 5–8 Kyoto, Japan
European Reconfigurable Radio Workshop (Wireless Innovation F.) June 23–25 Mainz, Germany
12. Kryptotag der GI Fachgruppe "Angewandte Kryptographie" April 9th Karlsruhe, Germany
ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec '10) March 22–24 Hoboken, NJ, USA
European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN '10) Feb. 17–19 Coimbra, Portugal

Service

Awards

  • Graduate 2nd Place in ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals 2012
  • ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) Graduate 1st Place @ SIGCOMM 2011
  • EWSN 2010/CONET M.Sc. Academic Award for my Diploma Thesis on wireless key generation

Current Theses

   

Finished Theses

Reiner Herrmann Adapting DiscoSec to use the mac80211 Protocol Stack (BA)
Daniel Poh TinySec 2.x—TinySec on the TinyOS 2.x Platform (BA)
Matthias Schäfer KeyGen WSN—Development of a Standalone Implementation of our WSN Key Generation Protocol based on Physical Channel Properties (BA)
Tim Stöber Traffic Analysis using Software-defined Radios in an Airport Scenario (BA)
Sven Oliver Kreis Jamming in Wireless Networks—Implementation of Different Jamming Techniques using SDR and Evaluation of the Effectiveness in Real-world Scenarios (DA)
Stefan Dyckmans Real-time Classification of Wireless Communication Using Software-defined Radios(MA)
Gregor Dschung Efficient Wireless Traffic Classification using Software-defined Radio (BA)
Nitin Makhloga Performance Evaluation and Security Analysis of WiFire in a Wireless Sensor Network Scenario (MA)

Courses

  • Seminar on Mobile Computing (Winter 2008)
  • Seminar on Distributed Systems (Summer 2009)
  • Exercises of Security in Distributed Systems (Winter 2009)
  • Seminar on Mobile Computing (Winter 2009)

Resources on Technical Writing

  • Interesting talk on paper writing.
  • Tips on electronic publishing by Markus Kuhn.
  • Writing guidelines by Jean-Yves Le Boudec.
  • Common mistakes in writing and editing by Henning Schulzrinne.
  • A collection of pitfalls in editing technical papers
  • Some hints on writing abstracts.
  • A link collection with advice on research and, writing and presentations.
  • A collection of grammar websites.
Daniel S. Berger  

Former PhD Student

I have graduated in June 2018 :).

I am now a postdoctoral fellow at the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Thank you DISCO LAB: Jens, Steffen, Matze, Caro, Paul, and Anja!

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