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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Falko Dressler

Bachelor, Master, and PhD Students

PhD Students

  • Tehmina Bibi, working on localization and tracking since 2023
  • Youming Tao, working on edge intelligence since 2023
  • Ziqi Zhou, working on virtualized edge computing since 2023
  • Laura Finarelli, working on dynamic mobile networks since 2023
  • Jamshid Bacha, working on reinforcement learning for WiFi since 2023
  • Marie-Christin H. Oczko, working on vulnerable road users since 2023
  • Sascha Rösler, working on IoT and localization since 2022
  • Atefeh Rezaei, working on resilient wireless communications since 2022
  • Joana Angjo, working on reflective intelligent surfaces since 2022
  • Fabian Missbrenner, working on mobile small cell base stations since 2022
  • Mohammad Bariq Khan, working on federated learning as a service since 2022
  • Mengfan Wu, working on machine leaning for communication networks since 2021
  • Kai Lennert Bober, working on visible light communication since 2021
  • Sigrid Dimce, working on channel modeling and channel prediction since 2020
  • Lukas Stratmann, working on vulnerable road users since 2019
  • Julian Heinovski, working on cooperative driving since 2018
  • Max Schettler, working on edge computing since 2018
  • Gurjhashan Singh Pannu, working on vehicular edge computing since 2017

Graduated PhD Students

Advised / Mentored PhD Students

  1. Dominik S. Buse, "Towards Holistic Real-time Simulation of Cooperative Vehicles," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), May 2023. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Christoph Sommer, Thomas Engel and James Gross) [BibTeX, Details...]
  2. Agon Memedi, "Vehicular Visible Light Communications for Connected Autonomous Driving," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), April 2023. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Hsin-Mu Tsai, Renato Lo Cigno and Volker Jungnickel) [BibTeX, Details...]
  3. Sven Schoenberg, "Trip Planning for Electric Vehicles," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), January 2023. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Claudio Ettore Casetti) [BibTeX, Details...]
  4. Claas Tebruegge, "Towards Feasible Vehicular Visible Light Communication," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), April 2022. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Sinem Coleri Ergen) [BibTeX, Details...]
  5. Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, "Wireless Handover Solutions in Vehicular Visible Light Communications," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), August 2021. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Giuseppe Caire and Mohammad Ali Khalighi) [BibTeX, Details...]
  6. Muhammad Sohaib Amjad, "Towards Low Latency and Bandwidth Efficient Communication in Wireless Systems," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), May 2021. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Robert Weigel and Hsin-Mu Tsai) [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  7. Johannes Blobel, "Energy Efficient Communications using Wake-Up Receivers," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), March 2021. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Jiannong Cao and Archan Misra) [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  8. Felix Erlacher, "Efficient Intrusion Detection in High-Speed Networks," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), June 2019. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referee: Felix C. Freiling) [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  9. Florian Hagenauer, "An Architecture for Connected Cars Providing Virtual Infrastructure and Services," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), June 2019. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Marco Fiore) [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  10. Muhammad Nabeel, "Reliable Communication in Distributed Sensor Networks," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), April 2019. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Robert Weigel) [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  11. Florian Klingler, "Efficient Wireless Communication in Vehicular Networks," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), September 2018. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Jiannong Cao and Lars Wolf) [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  12. Bastian Bloessl, "A Physical Layer Experimentation Framework for Automotive WLAN," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), June 2018. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler, Matthias Hollick and Renato Lo Cigno) [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  13. Stefan Joerer, "Improving Intersection Safety with Inter-Vehicle Communication," PhD Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, July 2016. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Francesca Cuomo) [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  14. Michele Segata, "Safe and Efficient Communication Protocols for Platooning Control," PhD Thesis, Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, February 2016. (Advisors: Falko Dressler and Renato Lo Cigno; Referees: Falko Dressler, Renato Lo Cigno and Claudio Ettore Casetti) [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  15. Serkan Ayaz, "Mobility and Radio Resource Management in Future Aeronautical Mobile Networks," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), February 2013. (Advisors: Reinhard German and Falko Dressler; Referees: Reinhard German, Falko Dressler and Wolfgang Gerstacker) [BibTeX, Details...]
  16. Juergen Eckert, "Autonomous Localization Framework for Sensor and Actor Networks," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), December 2012. (Advisors: Reinhard German and Falko Dressler; Referees: Reinhard German, Falko Dressler and Hannes Frey) [BibTeX, Details...]
  17. Tobias Limmer, "Efficient Network Monitoring for Attack Detection," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), June 2011. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Felix C. Freiling) [BibTeX, Details...]
  18. Christoph Sommer, "Car-to-X Communication in Heterogeneous Environments," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), June 2011. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Ozan K. Tonguz) [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  19. Isabel Dietrich, "Syntony: A Framework for UML-Based Simulation, Analysis, and Test," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), July 2010. (Advisors: Reinhard German and Falko Dressler; Referees: Reinhard German and Klaus Meyer-Wegener) [BibTeX, Details...]
  20. Abdalkarim Awad, "Efficient Data Management in Wireless Sensor Networks using Peer-to-Peer Techniques," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), November 2009. (Advisor: Falko Dressler; Referees: Falko Dressler and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat) [BibTeX, Details...]
  21. Thomas Halva Labella, "Division of Labour in Groups of Robots," PhD Thesis, Faculte des Sciences Appliquees, Université Libre de Bruxelles, March 2007. (Advisors: Marco Dorigo and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]

Reviewed PhD Theses

  1. Wen-Hsuan Shen, "Visible Light Communication and Relative Positioning Systems for Connected Autonomous Vehicles," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU), July 2023. (Advisor: Hsin-Mu Tsai; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  2. Doganalp Ergenç, "Resilience of Service-oriented and Time-sensitive Mission-critical Networks," PhD Thesis, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences, University of Hamburg, July 2023. (Advisor: Mathias Fischer; Referees: Mathias Fischer, Falko Dressler and Jacek Rak) [BibTeX, Details...]
  3. Sara Farrag, "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-Assisted Wireless Communication Networks in THz Band," PhD Thesis, Faculty of Information Engineering and Technology, The German University in Cairo (GUC), June 2023. (Advisors: Ahmed El-Mahdy, Engy A. Maher and Wassim Alexan; Referees: Falko Dressler, Torsten Braun, Hany Amin and Fatma Newagy) [BibTeX, Details...]
  4. Taylan Şahin, "Resource Allocation for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications under Intermittent Cellular Coverage," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), May 2023. (Advisor: Adam Wolisz; Referees: Adam Wolisz, Falko Dressler, Klaus Moessner and Mate Boban) [BibTeX, Details...]
  5. Weijun Wang, "MoniSys: Sensing, Communication, and Video Analysis in UAV Monitoring System," PhD Thesis, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, September 2022. (Advisors: Xiaoming Fu and Guihai Chen; Referees: Xiaoming Fu, Falko Dressler and Robert Schober) [BibTeX, Details...]
  6. Edoardo Longo, "Internet of Things Prototypes and Communication Protocols for Edge Network Architectures," PhD Thesis, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, July 2022. (Advisors: Alessandro E.C. Redondi and Matteo Cesana; Referees: Falko Dressler and Pietro Manzoni) [BibTeX, Details...]
  7. Juan Alberto Cabrera Guerrero, "On the Design of Future Communication Systems with Coded Transport, Storage, and Computing," PhD Thesis, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Dresden (TUD), June 2022. (Advisor: Frank H. P. Fitzek; Referees: Frank H. P. Fitzek and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  8. Arturo Antonio González Rodríguez, "Analytic Approaches for Obtaining the Communications Requirements of String Stable Platooning," PhD Thesis, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Dresden (TUD), March 2022. (Advisor: Gerhard P. Fettweis; Referees: Gerhard P. Fettweis and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  9. Alessio Buscemi, "Automation of Controller Area Network Reverse Engineering: Approaches, Opportunities and Security Threats," PhD Thesis, The Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication, University of Luxembourg, March 2022. (Advisor: Thomas Engel; Referees: Kang G. Shin and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  10. Waqar Anwar, "On Physical Layer Abstraction Modeling for 5G and Beyond Communications," PhD Thesis, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Dresden (TUD), June 2021. (Advisor: Gerhard P. Fettweis; Referees: Gerhard P. Fettweis and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  11. Michael Rethfeld, "Cross-Layer Optimierungen für WLAN-Mesh-Netzwerke," PhD Thesis, Fakultät für Informatik und Elektrotechnik, Universität Rostock, February 2021. (Advisor: Dirk Timmermann; Referees: Dirk Timmermann and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  12. Parag Sewalkar, "A Framework for Quality of Service in Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Safety Communication," PhD Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University of Ilmenau, January 2021. (Advisor: Jochen Seitz; Referees: Jochen Seitz, Günter Schäfer and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  13. Stefan Pfennig, "Sichere und effiziente Netzwerkcodierung," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Dresden (TUD), December 2018. (Advisor: Thorsten Strufe; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  14. Thierry Derrmann, "Mobile Network Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems," PhD Thesis, The Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication, University of Luxembourg, February 2018. (Advisor: Thomas Engel; Referees: Raphaël Frank and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  15. Jan Moritz Strübe, "Investigation of Deployment-Specific Simulation for the Optimization of Wireless Sensor Networks," PhD Thesis, Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks, Technical University of Braunschweig, November 2017. (Advisor: Rüdiger Kapitza; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  16. Rene Rietz, "Optimization of Network Intrusion Detection Processes," PhD Thesis, Institute of Computer Science and Information and Media Technology, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), November 2017. (Advisor: Hartmut König; Referees: Falko Dressler and Felix C. Freiling) [BibTeX, Details...]
  17. Pedro Santos, "Wireless Protocols and Channel Estimation for Data Gathering with Mobile Nodes," PhD Thesis, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, May 2017. (Advisors: Ana Aguiar and João Barros; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  18. David Foerster, "Verifiable Privacy Protection for Vehicular Communication Systems," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Ulm, December 2016. (Advisor: Frank Kargl; Referees: Falko Dressler and Franz Hauck) [BibTeX, Details...]
  19. Johannes Bauer, "On Inexpensive Methods for Improving Security of Embedded Systems," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Friedrich–Alexander University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU), November 2016. (Advisor: Felix C. Freiling; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  20. Michael Feiri, "Scalable Broadcast Authentication for V2V Communication," PhD Thesis, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, October 2016. (Advisors: Frank Kargl and Jonathan Petit; Referees: Falko Dressler and Robert Schmidt) [BibTeX, Details...]
  21. Sofiane Zemouri, "Enhanced Wireless Congestion Control in Urban Vehicular Environments," PhD Thesis, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, July 2016. (Advisors: John Murphy and Soufiene Djahel; Referees: Falko Dressler and Declan Delaney) [BibTeX, Details...]
  22. Andre Sieber, "Energiemanagement für drahtlose tief eingebettete Systeme," PhD Thesis, Institut für Informatik, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), July 2016. (Advisor: Jörg Nolte; Referees: Falko Dressler and Rolf Krämer) [BibTeX, Details...]
  23. Julian Timpner, "On Vehicular Networking for Advanced Parking Management Systems," PhD Thesis, Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks, Technical University of Braunschweig, June 2016. (Advisor: Lars Wolf; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  24. Georg Moestl, "Enabling Accurate, Energy-Aware, and Scalable Simulation of Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks," PhD Thesis, Institute für integrierte Schaltungen, Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), March 2015. (Advisor: Andreas Springer; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  25. Bernhard Robert Kloiber, "Energieeffiziente Concast-Kommunikation in drahtlosen Sensornetzen," PhD Thesis, Ecole Doctorale Informatique, Telecommunications et Electronique, Telecom Paristech, December 2014. (Advisors: Jérôme Härri and Thomas Strang; Referees: Andre-Luc Beylot and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  26. Ramon Schwartz, "Data Dissemination in Vehicular Environments," PhD Thesis, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, November 2013. (Advisors: Paul J. M. Havinga and Hans Scholten; Referees: Frank Kargl, Falko Dressler, Bart van Arem and Geert Heijenk) [BibTeX, Details...]
  27. Joachim Wilke, "Energieeffiziente Concast-Kommunikation in drahtlosen Sensornetzen," PhD Thesis, Institute of Telematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), October 2013. (Advisor: Martina Zitterbart; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  28. Wantanee Viriyasitavat, "A Framework for Reliable and Efficient Communications in Vehicular Networks," PhD Thesis, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), July 2012. (Advisor: Ozan K. Tonguz; Referees: Falko Dressler and Fan Bai) [BibTeX, Details...]
  29. Andreas Köpke, "Engineering a communication protocol stack to support consensus in sensor networks," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), TU Berlin (TUB), October 2012. (Advisor: Adam Wolisz; Referees: Adam Wolisz and Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  30. Jochen Furthmüller, "Verfahren und Protokolle für energiebewusste, gemeinsame Ressourcenverwaltung mit mobilen Geräten," PhD Thesis, Institute of Telematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), May 2012. (Advisor: Martina Zitterbart; Referees: Falko Dressler and Oliver P. Waldhorst) [BibTeX, Details...]
  31. Taha Ali, "Security Mechanisms for Body Sensor Networks," PhD Thesis, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, November 2011. (Advisor: Vijay Sivaraman; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  32. Francesco Malandrino, "Content Sharing in Mobile Networks with Infrastructure," PhD Thesis, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Polytechnic University of Turin (PoliTo), November 2011. (Advisor: Claudio Ettore Casetti; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  33. Hermann Simon Lichte, "Quantifying and Reducing the Cost of Cooperative Relaying in Wireless Multi-Hop Networks," PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), June 2011. (Advisor: Holger Karl; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]
  34. Sebastian Schmerl, "Ansätze zur systematischen Ableitung von Signaturen – Methoden im Entwicklungsprozess einer Signatur," PhD Thesis, Institute of Computer Science and Information and Media Technology, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), May 2011. (Advisor: Hartmut König; Referees: Falko Dressler and Heiko Krumm) [BibTeX, Details...]
  35. Michael Walsh, "An Anti-Windup Approach to Reliable Communication and Resource Management in Wireless Sensor Networks," PhD Thesis, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, August 2009. (Advisor: Martin J. Hayes; Referee: Falko Dressler) [BibTeX, Details...]

Bachelor/Master Students

Last modified: 2023-10-07