Christian Koch M.Sc.

Address: Rundeturmstraße 10, 64283 Darmstadt
Location: S3|20
Phone: +49 (0) 6151 16 20894
E-Mail: Christian.Koch(at)

Office hours for students on request (email).
Please make always appointments before.

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Short Bio

Christian Koch is a researcher and PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Technische Universität Darmstadt since January 2014. He holds master degrees in computer science and IT security from Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he majored in communication technology and IT security. His master thesis examines the migration of huge data volumes in heterogeneous cloud environments and develops a migration service.
This service is included in a solution that helps companies use cloud storage services safely, called  OmniCloud. His research interest is in the area of mobile communication, where he focuses on offloading mechanisms targeting multimedia content. Christian Koch is a member of the European Unions FP7 project eCOUSIN, the industry project "Dynamic Networks" with the Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH and is currently part of the collaborative research center “MAKI – Multi-Mechanism Adaptation for the Future Internet”.

Research Interests

Adaptive Overlay Communications

  • Multimedia and Caching Systems
  • Mobile Video Streaming
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Software-defined Networking (SDN)



Disclaimer: Please understand, that there is no guarantee for an appointment, if you spot an empty slot in my calender. In any case, make an appointment via email *before* you come by my office! In general, I am not available on Fridays and during lunchtime (12 am - 1 pm).


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Scientific Activities

  • ACM Transaction on Internet Technology (TOIT): 2016 
  • ACM Multimedia (ACMMM): 2017
  • IEEE Conf. on Network Softwarization (NetSoft): 2015, 2017
  • IFIP/IEEE Int. Symp. on Integrated Network Mgmt. (IM): 2015, 2017
  • IFIP Int. Conf. on Autonomous Infrastr., Mgmt. and Sec. (AIMS): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • IFIP Int. Conf. on Networking (NETWORKING): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Int. Worksh. on Hot Topics in Planet-­Scale Mobile Comp. and Online Social Netw. (HotPOST): 2017
  • ACM International Symp. on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc): 2016
  • IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Mgmt. Symp. (NOMS): 2016
  • IEEE Int.Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom): 2015
  • IFIP/IEEE Int. Conf. on Network and Service Mgmt. (CNSM): 2015, 2016
  • IEEE Conf. on Local Computer Networks (LCN): 2015, 2016

Teaching Activities



  • "Communication Networks I": Lecture and exercise presentation, organization, exam design and coordination (SoSe17)
  • “P2P Systems and Applications”: Lecture and exercise presentation (SoSe14, SoSe15, SoSe16)
  • “Software Defined Networking”: Lecture and exercise presentation, organization, exam design and coordination (WiSe14/15, WiSe15/16, WiSe16/17)
  • "Wie funktioniert das Internet?" - Introducional Lecture for freshmen (Erstis)
  • “Software Defined Networking”: Supervisor (SoSe15, SoSe16, SoSe17)
  • “Internet Scale Multimedia Distribution and Monitoring": Supervisor (WiSe14/15)
Lab Exercises
  • “SmartNets Lab"/“Praktikum Intelligente Netzwerke”: Organization and task definition (WiSe15/16)
  • “Bachelor Students Traineeship / Bachelor-Praktikum (FB20)”: Supervisor of four-person student group over six months (WiSe16/17)
  • “Advanced Topics in Communication Networks”: Supervisor (WiSe14/15, SoSe15, WiSe15/16)
  • KIVA V / Kern etit-Einführungsprojekt


Supervised Student Theses