Academic Governance / Current Positions:

  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, responsible for the department Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science
  • Voting Member of the Department Steering Board (Abteilungskonferenz)
  • Head of the Faculty Research Profile “Human-centered Cyber-Physical Systems”
  • Examination Board (Prüfungsausschuss) for Computer Science
  • Doctoral Admissions Board (Promotionsausschuss) Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science
  • GI-Vertrauensdozent (GI-Botschafter) an der UDE, Campus Duisburg

Research Interests

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Security and Privacy in Distributed Systems
  • System Modeling and Domain-specific Languages for Distributed and Embedded Systems
  • Context-aware Computing
  • AI-based Context Recognition

Selected Projects

  • DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group “Development Tools for Context-based Systems”, in association with DFG SFB Nexus 627
  • DFG SPP 1183, project “Model-driven Development of Self/organizing Control Applications”
  • VisualRDK, graphical programming language for CPS and robotics, funded by Microsoft Research
  • CrypTool 2, funded by Deutsche Bank and others
  • SEVERE, Self-healing Distributed Embedded Systems, funded by Mercator Research Center Ruhr
  • Peers@Play, P2P-based Virtual World Models, in cooperation with University Mannheim
  • AXA DigiMapp, prototyping of a FinTech system, funded by AXA AG
  • Secure Cloud Storage, in cooperation with LZPD Duisburg, funded by state of NRW
  • Speaker of the Evonik Research Partnership Program, research project “Privacy Mechanisms”, funded by Evonik
  • KI-Lives, joined research project on AI in CPS and Edge Computing, funded by BMBF
  • AR-InGo, augmented reality project, funded by EFRE.NRW
  • EXIST Program, BMBF funding for a Start-Up on “Secure Cloud Storage”

Further Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the Apache Software Foundation, and the Apache Wave Project
  • Member of KDE e.V. and founding member of the KDE project
  • Founder of the KOffice project, now renamed to Calligra
  • Co-Founder of the KDE HTML Widget project, the basis for WebKit and most modern browsers

Teaching Award:

  • “Best Teacher Award 2019”, Fachschaft Informatik (Student Council for Computer Science)

Publication

2020 (9)

  • Waltereit, Marian and Uphoff, Maximilian and Zdankin, Peter and Matkovic, Viktor and Weis, Torben
    A Digital Forensic Approach for Optimizing the Investigation of Hit-And-Run Accidents
    In: 11th EAI International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime, Springer
  • 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
  • Waltereit, Marian and Weis, Torben
    Bewertung des Fahrverhaltens mittels Radgeschwindigkeiten
    In: Making Connected Mobility Work, Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • Waltereit, Marian and Zdankin, Peter and Matkovic, Viktor and Uphoff, Maximilian and Weis, Torben
    Online Driving Behavior Scoring using Wheel Speeds
    In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
  • Matkovic, Viktor and Weis, Torben
    Towards Enhancing Bike Navigation Safety and Experience Using Sensor Enabled Devices (Ph.D. Forum)
    In: PerCom PhD Forum 2020: 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications PhD Forum (PerCom PhD Forum 2020)
  • Zdankin, Peter and Waltereit, Marian and Matkovic, Viktor and Weis, Torben
    Towards Longevity of Smart Home Systems
    In: PerIoT 2020: 4th International Workshop on Mobile and Pervasive Internet of Things (PerIoT 2020)
  • Zdankin, Peter and Weis, Torben
    Longevity of Smart Homes
    In: PerCom PhD Forum 2020: 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications PhD Forum (PerCom PhD Forum 2020)
  • Yu, Yang and Weis, Torben
    A Privacy-Protecting Indoor Emergency Monitoring System based on Floor Vibration
    In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

2019 (6)

  • Waltereit, Marian and Uphoff, Maximilian and Weis, Torben
    Route Derivation Using Distances and Turn Directions
    In: AutoSec 2019 - Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on Automotive Cybersecurity, co-located with CODASPY 2019
  • Schwittmann, Lorenz and Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben
    Mobile devices as digital sextants for zero-permission geolocation
    In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP
  • Waltereit, Marian and Uphoff, Maximilian and Weis, Torben
    Herleitung von Fahrtstrecken aus Distanz- und Kurvenbewegungsdaten
    In: Mobilität in Zeiten der Veränderung: Technische und betriebswirtschaftliche Aspekte, Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • Weis, Torben and Waltereit, Marian and Uphoff, Maximilian
    Fyr: A memory-safe and thread-safe systems programming language
    In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
  • Matkovic, Viktor and Waltereit, Marian and Zdankin, Peter and Uphoff, Maximilian and Weis, Torben
    Bike type identification using smartphone sensors
    In: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
  • Waltereit, Marian and Weis, Torben
    An Approach to Exonerate Innocent Suspects in Hit-And-Run Accidents via Route Reconstruction
    In: IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019

2018 (3)

  • Wander, Matthäus and Matkovic, Viktor and Weis, Torben and Bischof, Michael and Schwittmann, Lorenz
    Towards Comprehensible Explanations of Phenomena in Home Automation Systems
    In: IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops
  • Uphoff, Maximilian and Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben and Waltereit, Marian
    SecureCloud: An Encrypted, Scalable Storage for Cloud Forensics
    In: Proceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018
  • Wander, Matthäus and Boelmann, Christopher and Weis, Torben
    Domain name system without root servers
    In: Risks and Security of Internet and Systems: Proceedings

2017 (2)

  • Schwittmann, Lorenz and Boelmann, Christopher and Matkovic, Viktor and Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben
    Identifying TV Channels & On-Demand Videos using Ambient Light Sensors
    In: Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Boelmann, Christopher and Schwittmann, Lorenz and Waltereit, Marian and Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben
    Application-level determinism in distributed systems
    In: 22nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems: Proceedings

2016 (1)

  • Schwittmann, Lorenz and Matkovic, Viktor and Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben
    Video recognition using ambient light sensors
    In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom)

2014 (6)

  • Schwittmann, Lorenz and Wander, Matthäus and Boelmann, Christopher and Weis, Torben
    Privacy Preservation in Decentralized Online Social Networks
    In: IEEE Internet Computing
  • Wander, Matthäus and Boelmann, Christopher and Schwittmann, Lorenz and Weis, Torben
    Measurement of Globally Visible DNS Injection
    In: IEEE Access
  • Wander, Matthäus and Schwittmann, Lorenz and Boelmann, Christopher and Weis, Torben
    GPU-based NSEC3 hash breaking
    In: 2014 13th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications: NCA 2014 : Cambridge, United States, 21 - 23 August 2014
  • Boelmann, Christopher and Schwittmann, Lorenz and Weis, Torben
    Deterministic Synchronization of Multi-threaded Programs with Operational Transformation
    In: 2014 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) and the 2014 IEEE IPDPS Workshops (IPDPSW 2014)
  • Li, Zhongtao and Weis, Torben
    CAN tree routing for content-addressable network
    In: Sensors and Transducers
  • Weis, Torben and Boelmann, Christopher
    Automatismen zur Strukturbildung und Selbst-Organisation in verteilten Systemen
    In: Logiken strukturbildender Prozesse: Automatismen

2013 (3)

  • Schwittmann, Lorenz and Boelmann, Christopher and Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben
    SoNet -- Privacy and Replication in Federated Online Social Networks
    In: 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (ICDCSW)
  • Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben
    Measuring Occurrence of DNSSEC Validation
    In: Passive and Active Measurement: Proceedings
  • Boelmann, Christopher and Weis, Torben
    Development of Efficient Role-Based Sensor Network Applications with Excel Spreadsheets
    In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems - ICPADS

2012 (5)

  • Li, Zhongtao and Weis, Torben and Zhongtao Li
    Using zone code to manage a Content-Addressable Network for Distributed Simulations
    In: IEEE 14th International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT), 2012
  • Bietenbeck, Felix and Zimmermann, Herbert and Weis, Torben and Pauli, Josef and Herwig, Johannes
    Two-dimensional symbol code and method for reading the symbol code: Patent US 20120145779 A1
  • Boelmann, Christopher and Weis, Torben and Engel, Michael and Wacker, Arno
    Self-Stabilizing Micro Controller for Large-Scale Sensor Networks in Spite of Program Counter Corruptions Due to Soft Errors
    In: IEEE 18th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), 2012
  • Wander, Matthäus and Holzapfel, Sebastian and Wacker, Arno and Weis, Torben
    NTALG -- TCP NAT Traversal with Application-Level Gateways
    In: 2012 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2012)
  • Holzapfel, Sebastian and Wacker, Arno and Weis, Torben and Wander, Matthäus
    An architecture for complex P2P systems
    In: 2012 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2012)

2011 (8)

  • Holzapfel, Sebastian and Schuster, Sebastian and Weis, Torben
    VoroStore -- a secure and reliable data storage for peer-to-peer-based MMVEs
    In: IEEE 11th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2011)
  • Holzapfel, Sebastian and Wander, Matthäus and Wacker, Arno and Weis, Torben
    SYNI -- TCP Hole Punching Based on SYN Injection
    In: 10th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA), 2011
  • Weis, Torben and Wacker, Arno
    Self-stabilizing embedded systems
    In: Compilation proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Autonomic Computing & co-located workshops
  • Fleury, Eric and Han, Qi and Marron, Pedro and Weis, Torben
    Introduction
    In: Euro-Par 2011 Parallel Processing: Proceedings, Part II
  • Weis, Torben and Wacker, Arno
    Federating websites with the google wave protocol
    In: IEEE Internet computing online
  • Schuster, Sebastian and Weis, Torben
    Enforcing game rules in untrusted P2P-based MMVEs
    In: Proceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques
  • Wander, Matthäus and Weis, Torben and Wacker, Arno
    Detecting Opportunistic Cheaters in Volunteer Computing
    In: Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2011
  • Holzapfel, Sebastian and Wander, Matthäus and Wacker, Arno and Schwittmann, Lorenz and Weis, Torben
    A new protocol to determine the NAT characteristics of a host
    In: IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing workshops and Phd forum (IPDPSW 2011)

2010 (1)

  • Wander, Matthäus and Wacker, Arno and Weis, Torben
    Towards peer-to-peer-based cryptanalysis
    In: IEEE 35th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2010)

2009 (3)

  • Saternus, Martin and Weis, Torben and Holzapfel, Sebastian and Wacker, Arno
    Gears4Net: an asynchronous programming model
    In: 2009 International Conference on Parallel Processing workshops (ICPPW 2009): Vienna, Austria, 22 - 25 September 2009
  • Schuster, Sebastian and Wacker, Arno and Weis, Torben
    Fighting cheating in P2P-based MMVEs with disjoint path routing
    In: Electronic communications of the EASST
  • Knoll, Mirko and Helling, Matthias and Wacker, Arno and Holzapfel, Sebastian and Weis, Torben
    Boostrapping peer-to-peer systems using IRC
    In: 2009 18th IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises: (WETICE 2009) ; Groningen, Netherlands, 29 June - 1 July 2009

2008 (3)

  • Wacker, Arno and Schiele, Gregor and Schuster, Sebastian and Weis, Torben
    Towards an authentication service for peer-to-peer based massively multiuser virtual environments
    In: International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication: IJAMC
  • Knoll, Mirko and Abbadi, Haitham and Weis, Torben
    Replication in peer-to-peer systems
    In: Self-organizing systems: third international workshop, IWSOS 2008, Vienna, Austria, December 10-12, 2008 ; proceedings
  • Wacker, Arno and Schiele, Gregor and Holzapfel, Sebastian and Weis, Torben
    A NAT traversal mechanism for peer-to-peer networks
    In: Eighth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, 2008: P2P '08 ; 8 - 11 Sept. 2008, Aachen, Germany ; proceedings

2007 (4)

  • Saternus, Martin and Knoll, Mirko and Dürr, Frank and Weis, Torben
    Symstry: ein P2P-System für Ortsbezogene Anwendungen
    In: KIVS 2007: Kommunikation in verteilten Systemen : 15. ITG-GI-Fachtagung vom 26. Februar bis 2. März 2007 in Bern, Schweiz ; Industriebeiträge, Kurzbeiträge und Workshops
  • Weis, Torben and Knoll, Mirko and Ulbrich, Andreas and Mühl, Gero and Brändle, Alexander
    Rapid prototyping for pervasive applications
    In: IEEE pervasive computing: mobile and ubiquitous systems
  • Knoll, Mirko and Wacker, Arno and Schiele, Gregor and Weis, Torben
    Decentralized bootstrapping in pervasive applications
    In: Proceedings, Fifth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications workshops, PerCom workshops 2007: 19 - 23 March 2007, White Plains, New York, USA
  • Saternus, Martin and Weis, Torben and Knoll, Mirko and Durr, Frank
    A middleware for context-aware applications and services based on messenger protocols
    In: Fifth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications workshops, 2007: PerCom workshops 2007 : 19 - 23 March 2007, [White Plains, New York, USA ; proceedings]

Teaching

WiSe 20/21

Theses

SoSe 2020

WiSe 19/20

WiSe 18/19

SoSe 2018

WiSe 17/18

SoSe 2017

WiSe 16/17

WiSe 15/16

WiSe 14/15

Torben Weis

Chairholder

Contact

Postal address

  • Building BC, Room 407
  • Bismarckstr. 90 47057 Duisburg, Germany

Consultation hour

Monday 14:00 and by appointment

Brief CV

since 06/2019

Co-founder and partner of RheinByteSystems GmbH with focus on secure cloud-computing

since 01/2013

Head of an engineering office for IT-security and web technology

since 10/2012

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

01/2007 - 12/2009

Co-founder and partner of the start-up PicoScrie

since 12/2006

Professor for Distributed Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen

07/2005 - 12/2006

Leader of DFG Emmy-Noether Researchgroup "Development Tools for Context-based Systems" (EKS), University Stuttgart

04/2005 - 07/2005

Visiting Professor for Distributed Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen

05/2004 - 05/2005

Scholarship of Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, TU Berlin

05/2004

Received the title Dr.-Ing. at TU Berlin (with distinction) on the topic "Model-driven development of QoS-enabled distributed applications"

09/2001 - 04/2004

PhD-student and scientific assistant, TU Berlin

01/2001 - 09/2001

PhD-student and scientific assistant, J.W.G. University Frankfurt am Main

2000

Diploma in Computer Science and Physics as subsidiary subject, J.W.G. Universita?t Frankfurt am Main

1999 - 2000

Senior Software Engineer at Trolltech/AS Oslo