Distributed Systems Group

About our group

The Internet is the largest distributed system ever build and our mission is to empirically understand and optimize the Internet.

Our research and teaching activities are concerned with the design principles of modern networked and distributed systems, as well as their security aspects. Core aspects of our research are:

  • Internet Data Science: Large-scale analysis of the Internet using by data science methods
  • Internet Security: Empirical analysis of Internet security and methods to improve Internet security (e.g. anomaly detection / DDoS protection)
  • Social networks: Investigation of communication characteristics of social networks and methods for improving security
  • Internet Architecture: Investigation of design principles of the future Internet
  • Quality of Experience: Investigation of the perceived quality of Internet services by means of psychological user studies

We actively research in these areas, conduct research projects, and offer theses to students. To learn about our work, please check out our research and publications pages.

Contact us

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Hohlfeld
University of Kassel
EECS Department | Distributed Systems
Wilhelmshöher Allee 73
34121 Kassel

oliver [.] hohlfeld@uni-kassel.de