Research

My research is primarily focused on decentralized distributed systems, online privacy and non-volatile memory applications. The combination of these topics poses a particularly interesting possibility for the development of networks to me.

Thesis Topics

Topics for supervision of theses are primarily in my fields of research: decentralized distributed systems, online privacy and non-volatile memory applications. In these areas we occasionally find interesting questions that are suitable to elaborate in a thesis. If you have an idea for a problem in these fields that might be interesting to work on, we can work out the specifics of the thesis together.
Aside from that, I have also supervised theses on security questions on occasion. However, since my primary research interests lie in other areas, I cannot oversee topics that require intimate knowledge of specific methods.
You can use the list of previously supervised topics below as insipration to find a problem to work on.

Supervised Theses

  • Applying security principles in NFC based employee hour tracking systems (Bachelor, September 2020)
  • Evaluation of Bootstrapping Mechanisms for Persistent Streams (Bachelor, January 2021)
  • Building a Stateless Privacy-Focused Microblogging Service on a Decentralized Architecture (Master, July 2021)
  • Random Numbers in Cryptography - Analysis on the Prevalence of Unsafe (Pseudo) Random Numbers in Open Source Software (Bachelor, July 2021)
  • Efficient Transparent Proxies for QUIC Frames in Persistent Streams (Bachelor, September 2021)

Publications (4)

2021 (2)

  • Carl, Oskar and Zdankin, Peter and Schaffeld, Matthias and Matkovic, Viktor and Yu, Yang and Elbers, Timo and Weis, Torben
    Persistent Streams: The Internet With Ephemeral Storage
    In: Tagungsband des FG-BS Herbsttreffens 2021
  • Zdankin, Peter and Schaffeld, Matthias and Carl, Oskar and Waltereit, Marian and Weis, Torben
    An Algorithm for Dependency-Preserving Smart Home Updates
    In: PerIoT 2021: 5th International Workshop on Mobile and Pervasive Internet of Things (PerIoT 2021)

2020 (2)

  • Zdankin, Peter and Carl, Oskar and Waltereit, Marian and Matkovic, Viktor and Weis, Torben
    Requirements and Mechanisms for Smart Home Updates
    In: SENSYBLE 2020, 2nd workshop on Smart Systems for Better Living Environments
  • Weis, Torben and Zdankin, Peter and Carl, Oskar and Waltereit, Marian
    Group-based Memory Management in Fyr
    In: Tagungsband des FG-BS Herbsttreffens 2020

Teaching

SoSe 2022

WiSe 21/22

SoSe 2021

WiSe 20/21

SoSe 2020

Oskar Carl

Research Assistant

Contact

Postal address

  • Building BC, Room 312
  • Bismarckstr. 90 47057 Duisburg, Germany

Consultation hour

By appointment

Brief CV

Since April 2020

Research and teaching assistant at the chair for Distributed Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen

Oct 2017 - Mar 2020

M.Sc. in Applied Computer Science (Distributed, Reliable Systems), University of Duisburg-Essen

Oct 2018 - Mar 2020

Research assistant at the chair for Distributed Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen

Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

Research assistant at the chair for Educational Technology and Knowledge Management (Learning Lab), University of Duisburg-Essen

Oct 2013 - Sep 2017

B.Sc. in Applied Computer Science, University of Duisburg-Essen

Oct 2015 - Sep 2017

Student assistant at the chair for Educational Technology and Knowledge Management (Learning Lab), University of Duisburg-Essen