Internet Measurements R5a


Credits points: 6

60 hours course attendance; 120 hours self-study

Semester: summer

Language: English

Module type: elective

Module usability: M.Sc. Electrical Communication Engineering, M.Sc. Informatik

Module duration: one semester

Required qualifications:
Modules "Computer Networks", "Internet Architecture and Services".

Competences to be acquired

Ability to confidently select and apply analytical methods and existing solution approaches

Develop and evaluate new solution methods

Be familiarized with new areas of knowledge and carry out relevant research and assess the results

Have important experience in practical technical and IT-related activities

Have confidence in knowledge and skills and act independently and responsibly



  • Carrying out internet measurements (internet data science)
  • Analysis of the Domain Name System (DNS) and its security
  • Internet traffic characteristics and measurement methods (e.g. samples, aggregation)
  • Internet control plane analysis and robustness
  • Methodological concepts for carrying out internet measurements
  • Measurement strategies for internet application security
  • What does internet traffic look like? how and where can you improve the internet, and how can these improvements be tested? The above questions are methodically realized. How can such measurements can be statistically evaluated?

Learning outcomes

  • Explain given distributed algorithms and analyse their properties
  • Evaluate the complexity of algorithms, develop extensions for given algorithms, implement distributed algorithms
    Determine the applicability of given algorithms to new application scenarios
  • Explain methods for conducting massive internet measurements in order to
    • understand complex systems
    • evaluate their security properties
  • Be familiarized with the key aspects of internet traffic, the use of internet protocols and security, as well as the methods for conducting large-scale Internet measurements


  • Lecturer: Oliver Hohlfeld and team
  • Teaching method: lecture
  • SWS: 4
  • Credit points: 6
  • Examination: oral exam (30 minutes) or written exam (120 minutes)
  • Course identifier: FB16-6025