Knowledge Engineering Group Members and Jobs


Staff Hours Extension¹ Room
Johannes Fürnkranz email Sprechstunde: Mittwochs 10:00-11:00 Uhr 21810 D204
Gabriele Ploch  email URLAUB vom 22. 09.-11.10.17.
Montag-Freitag, 09:00-11:00 Uhr
21811 D203
Scientific Staff
Eneldo Loza Mencía email Nach Vereinbarung
21815 D219
Jinseok Nam email

Christian Wirth email Nach Vereinbarung 21815
Sebastian Kauschke email   21814
Markus Zopf email   27816 E115
Quoc Hien Dang email
21817 D205
Tobias Joppen email Sprechstunde: Dienstags 11:00-12:00 Uhr 21813 D202
Affiliated Staff
Lorenz Weizsäcker  email

System Administrator
Kilian Kiekenap email 21813 D202
Student Members
Robert Heimbach

Former Members
Andrei Tolstikov email
Frederik Janssen email
Gunter Grieser
Dirk große Osterhues email
Sang-Hyeun Park email
Jan-Nikolas Sulzmann email
Heiko Paulheim email
Hani Salah email
Tomáš Kliegr (University of Prague), September 2015-March 2016
Gerard de Melo (IIIS, Tsinghua University), October-November 2013
Wouter Duivesteijn (Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands), October 2010
Negar Koochakzadeh (University of Calgary, Canada), May - July 2010
Yoshiaki Okubo (Hokkaido University, Japan), February 2007

¹If calling from outside, the phone number is +49-6151-16 xxxxx, where xxxxx is the extension of the person you are trying to reach.

Our Fax number is +49-6151-16 21812.

Frederik Janssen

Public Homepage of Frederik Janssen
List of publications
Folder containing all files referenced by this site.
Curriculum Vitae

Jan-Nikolas Sulzmann

Curriculum Vitae
Teaching etc.
Teaching, Conferences, Reviewing, Organization and Student Thesis

Hani Salah

Dr. Hani Salah

Position:   Research Assistant

E-mail:      hsalah(AT)ke(DOT)tu-darmstadt(DOT)de
Phone:      +49 6151 16-21817

Office:       S2|02 D-205

Postal address: 

TU Darmstadt - FB 20, FG Konwledge Engineering

Hochschulstraße 10

D-64289 Darmstadt





Research interests

  • Monitoring and measurements of networking systems
  • Named Data Networking (NDN): caching efficiency & reslience to DDoS attacks
  • P2P systems: incentive schemes, graph peoperties and reslience 
  • Predictive maintenance

Project: An Optic’s Life


  • H. Salah and T. Strufe: Evaluating and Mitigating a Collusive Version of the Interest Flooding Attack in NDN, in IEEE ISCC 2016, Messina, Italy.
  • S. Roos, H. Salah, and T. Strufe: On the Routing of Kademlia-type Systems, book chapter (accepted for publication in the "Advances in Computer Communications and Networks" book), 2016.
  • H. Salah, Measuring, Understanding, and Improving Content Distribution Technologies, PhD Dissertation, TU Darmstadt, November 2015, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • H. Salah, J. Wulfheide, and T. Strufe: Coordination Supports Security: A New Defence Mechanism Against Interest Flooding in NDN, in IEEE LCN 2015, Clearwater - Florida, USA.
  • S. Roos, H. Salah, and T. Strufe: Determining the Hop Count in Kademlia-type Systems, in IEEE ICCCN 2015, Las Vegas - Nevada, USA.
  • H. Salah, J. Wulfheide, and T. Strufe: Lightweight Coordinated Defence Against Interest Flooding Attacks in NDN (poster paper), in IEEE INFOCOM 2015, Hong Kong.
  • H. Salah and T. Strufe: CoMon: An Architecture for Coordinated Caching and Cache-Aware Routing in CCN, in IEEE CCNC 2015, Las Vegas - Nevada, USA.
  • T. Paul, S. Stephen, H. Salah, and T. Strufe, The Students’ Portal of Ilmenau: A Holistic OSN’s User Behaviour Model, in PICCIT 2015, Hebron, Palestine.
  • H. Salah, S. Roos, and T. Strufe: Diversity Entails Improvement: A New Neighbour Selection Scheme for Kademlia-type Systems, in IEEE P2P 2014, London, UK.
  • H. Salah, S. Roos, and T. Strufe: Characterizing Graph-Theoretic Properties of a Large-Scale DHT: Measurements vs. Simulations, in IEEE ISCC 2014, Madeira, Portugal. (Best Student Paper Award)
  • H. Salah, B. Schiller, and T. Strufe: CoMon: A System Architecture for Improving Caching in CCN (poster paper), in IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada.
  • H. Salah, S. Roos, T. Strufe: A Lightweight Approach for Improving the Lookup Performance in Kademlia-type Systems (technical report), 2014.
  • H. Salah and T. Strufe: Capturing Connectivity Graphs of a Large-Scale P2P Overlay Network, in IEEE ICDCS's HotPOST 2013, Philadelphia, USA.
  • D. Carra, P. Michiardi, H. Salah, and T. Strufe: On the Impact of Incentives in eMule - Analysis and Measurements of a Popular File-Sharing Application, in IEEE JSAC 2013.
  • S. Roos, H. Salah, T. Strufe: Comprehending Kademlia Routing: A Theoritical Framework for the Hop Count Distribution (technical report), 2013.


  • Full PhD scholarship: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), 2010 - 2015
  • Best student paper award: 19th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2014, Madeira, Portugal.


  • TPC: CCC 2016, IC2E 2017
  • Journal review: COMCOM
  • Conference review: WWW 2013, HotPost 2013, WoWMoM 2013, CNS 2014, LCN 2015, ACNS 2016
  • Book chapter review: Advances in Computer Communications and Networks
  • Session chairing: ISCC 2014, CCNC 2015


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Sebastian Kauschke


Supervised student theses

Tobias Joppen

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