Dr.-Ing. Christian Groß

Managing Director
DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1053 MAKI
Multi-Mechanismen-Adaption für das künftige Internet


Head of
Adaptive Overlay Communications Group

Phone: +49 (0) 6151 16 - 70834
Location: S3|20 216



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Short Bio

Christian Groß, M.Sc., studied Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt and graduated as Master of Science in April 2009 with his thesis "Development and Evaluation of a Monitoring Framework for P2P Systems". Currently, he is a research assistant at the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) at Technische Universität Darmstadt. His research focus is on energy efficiency of overlays for fixed and wireless communication systems as well as on peer-to-peer location-based services.

From 2009 to 2011 he participated in the EU project "SmoothIT - Simple Economic Management Approaches of Overlay Traffic in Heterogeneous Internet Topologies”. From 2009 to 2012 he was part of the DFG funded researcher group "QuaP2P - Quality Improvement of Peer-to-Peer Systems". Since October 2012 he is leading the "Adaptive Overlay Communications" group at KOM. Furthermore, since January 2013 he is member of executive board of the newly DFG funded Collaborative Research Centre 1053 – MAKI. 

Research Interests

  • Distributed and Mobile Communication Systems
  • Adaptive and Context-aware Overlay Networks
  • Comparative Evaluation of Distributed Systems
  • Energy Efficient and Context-aware Routing in Fixed and Wireless Networks
  • Peer-to-Peer Location-based Services
  • Application-Taylored Networks
  • Software-Defined Networks and Cloud Computing
  • Content Distribution Networks


Geodemlia.KOM: A Robust Peer-to-Peer Overlay Supporting Location-Based Search


Ad hoc Video Streaming on Android Smartphones


Screencast: Voronoi-based Overlay Network


Lectures and Seminars at Technische Universität Darmstadt


Lecture / Seminar

Winter Semester 2009-2010

Communication Networks II

Summer Semester 2010

Seminar Bechmarking of P2P Systems

Winter Semester 2010-2011

Communication Networks II

Summer Semester 2011

Seminar Advanced Topics in P2P Research

Summer Semester 2011

Content Networking

Winter Semester 2011-2012

Communication Networks II

Winter Semester 2012-2013

Communication Networks II

Supervised Theses and Lab Exercises






Björn Dollack

Lab Exercise

Battle of the Giants: Comparative Performance Analysis of the CAN Overlay


Julius Rückert

Lab Exercise

Battle of the Giants: Comparative Performance Analysis of the VON Overlay


Minh Hoang Nguyen

Lab Exercise

Battle of the Giants: Comparative Performance Analysis of the Chord Overlay


Sebastian Buch

Bachelor Thesis

Modeling User Behavior in P2P Systems


Christoph Münker

Bachelor Thesis

Implementation and Comparative Performance Analysis of the Information Dissemination Overlay pSense


Joseph Karuiru

Bachelor Thesis

Measurement and Modelling of WiFi-Infrastructure-based Communication on Android Smartphones


Dieter Hofmann

Bachelor Thesis

Gossip-based Monitoring on Smartphones


Johann Degenhardt

Diploma Thesis

Geo-based Routing and Search


Maximilian Zeller

Bachelor Thesis

Ad hoc Video Streaming on Android Smartphones


Christoph Neumann

Master Thesis

Improving Energy-Efficiency of Mobile P2P Overlays


Fabian Kaup

Diploma Thesis

Measurement and Modelling of WiFi-Ad hoc-based Communication on Android Smartphones


Tim Wächter

Bachelor Thesis

Keyword-based Search in Mobile Environments


Leo Nobach

Master Thesis

Monitoring in Mobile Environments


Andreas Hemel

Master Thesis

GeoKAD: An overlay supporting location-based search


Jan Weber

Bachelor Thesis

Development and Evaluation of a Multi-Source Download Scheme for Peer-to-Peer Location-based Service


Erik Spiegelberg

Bachelor Thesis

Comparative Analysis of Iterative and Recursive Search Approaches in Peer-to-Peer Location-based Service

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