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Please note: We dropped older news items when the group moved from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, to the University of Kiel, Germany. 

PerLe Funding

The university of Kiel will support extensions to the course Operating Systems and Computer Networks via the PerLe-Funds for innovative teaching as a half a year project. We love new approaches to teaching and this one will include the automatic grading of exercise tasks, especially code based ones. 

SS2020: Master Project on Internet of Things

Master project on the Internet of Things (IoT) and more specifically Bluetooth.

In SS 2020, we will offer a master project on the Internet of Things (IoT) and more specifically Bluetooth. For details, please see here

Night of the Profs 2019: Fear of Artificial intelligence

Fear of Artificial intelligence (Angst vor Künslticher Intelligenz)

Olaf Landsiedel, Agnes Koschmider, Reinhard Koch gave a popular science presenation about the Fear of Artificial intelligence in our society. The lecture hall was fully packed with more than 750 people attending. 

PhD defense - Congratulations!

Beshr Al Nahas successfully defended!

We congratualte our PhD student Beshr Al Nahas to a successful defense!


  • Professor Kay Römer, TU Graz, Austria


  • Professor Utz Roedig from University College Cork on Ireland
  • Associate Professor Alejandro Russo from Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers, replacing Professor Mikael Gidlund from Mid Sweden University in Sweden
  • Associate professor Marco Zuniga from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands
  • Substitute: Assistant Professor Vincenzo Gulisano from Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers

Chairman of the defense and examiner:

  • Andrei Sabelfeld


  • Olaf Landsiedel 
  • Philippas Tsigas
  • Simon Duquennoy (external)

PerLe Funding

The university of Kiel will support extensions to the IT-security lab course via the PerLe-Funds for innovative teaching as a one year project. We love new approaches to teaching and this one will include a hacking contest where students -- in a controlled, isoloated environment -- both break into other computer systems and defend their own systems against attacks.

Best-Prof-Award 2019

Elected as best Professor in Computer Science by the Student Union.

Olaf Landsiedel was elected as best Professor in Computer Science by the stutents and student union (Fachschaft) for the year 2019. We would like to thank the students for this honor and trust, especially as the research group joined Kiel less than a year ago. 

Best Paper Award at EWSN 2019

Best Paper Award at EWSN 2019

Our paper "Concurrent Transmissions for Multi-hop Bluetooth 5" by Beshr Al Nahas, Simon Duquennoy, and Olaf Landsiedel was awarded the Best Paper Awardat the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN). In addition, our second paper "Paxos Made Wireless: Consensus in the Air" by Valentin Poirot, Beshr Al Nahas, Olaf Landsiedel was selected as additional best paper candiate. Congratulations to everyone on the team!

February 2018: Shortlisted for Chalmers IT Pedagogical Prize 

Olaf Landsiedel was shortlisted for the 2017 Pedagogical Prize of the Chalmers IT student union.

February 2018: EWSN Dependability Competiton 2018 

Our team made the 4th place at the EWSN 2018 dependability competition for dependable wireless multi-hop networking under interference with a solution based on our A2/Chaos protocol stack.

April 2018: General Co-Chair ACM/IEEE IoTDI 2019 

Klara Nahrstedt and Olaf Landsiedel will be General Co-Chairs of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI). IoTDI 2019 will be co-located with CPS-IoT Week 2019 (formerly known as CPS Week).

September 2018: Paper at ACM CoNEXT 2018 

We will have a joint paper at ACM CoNext 2018 on dynamic interleaving of multiple wireless technologies on a single radio. This is joint work with Hassan Iqbal, Muhammad Hamad Alizai, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi and Zartash Afzal Uzmi from LUMS.

October 2018: Joining CAU Kiel

From the 1st of October 2018, Olaf Landsiedel is a Full Professor (W3) at the University of Kiel.

November 2018: Website at CAU Kiel 

Our new website at CAU Kiel is live!

November 2018: Congratulations to Martina Brachmann

Warmest congratulations to Martina Brachmann for her successful PhD defense at TU Dresden, where she was co-supervised by Olaf Landsiedel 

November 2018: SenSys 2019 TPC

Olaf Landsiedel will be serving on the ACM SenSys main TPC in 2019

November 2018: DAAD grant

Awarded DAAD grant to "Greenify Older Buildings in Emerging Countries" (2019-21), with Klaus Wehrle (RWTH Aachen) and Hamad Alizai (LUMS)