Manisha Luthra, M.Sc.

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E-Mail: Manisha.Luthra@..
Location: S3|20 217

ORCID: 0000-0002-3788-6664

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Short Introduction

Manisha Luthra joined the Master's course in Computer Science at TU Darmstadt in 2013. Besides the master's degree, she worked as a junior research assistant in KOM. During this time she focused on an objective assessment of the quality of experience in video streaming applications. Her master thesis work was recognized for the Mentoring Award from the DFG MAKI research project. After completing her Master's degree with a specialization in Distributed Software Systems, in November 2016, she started working as a Research Scientist at the Multimedia Communications Lab. During her doctoral degree, she contributes majorly to the C2 subproject of DFG MAKI research project and focuses on the placement and execution problem in the context of Complex Event Processing Systems.

Research Interests

  •  Data Stream Processing and Complex Event Processing
  •  Content-centric Networks 
  •  In-Network Processing
  •  Adaptive and autonomous systems 

Research Project

MAKI (Multi-Mechanismen Adaption für das zukünftige Internet)

Manisha Luthra is working with the Collaborative Research Center 1053 - MAKI funded by the DFG. Her work contributes towards: (1) better understanding on the behavior of operator placement mechanisms (2) cost-efficient transitions between operator placement mechanisms, (3) in-network processing, and (4) interoperability in the context of Complex Event Processing Systems.

Major conferences and papers


12/2020: IEEE International Conferences on Big Data (Big Data 2020), virtual

Manisha Luthra, Sebastian Hennig, Kamran Razavi, Lin Wang, Boris Koldehofe:
Operator as a Service: Stateful Serverless Complex Event Processing


12/2019: 20th ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2019), UC Davis, USA

Manisha LuthraBoris Koldehofe:
ProgCEP: A Programming Model for Complex Event Processing over Fog Infrastructure

Manisha Luthra, Sebastian Hennig, Pratyush Agnihotri, Lin Wang, Boris Koldehofe:
Highly Flexible Server Agnostic Complex Event Processing Operators.

09/2019: 15th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS 2019), Cambridge, UK

Manisha Luthra, Boris Koldehofe, Jonas Höchst, Patrick Lampe, Ali Haider Rizvi, Ralf Kundel, Bernd Freisleben:
INetCEP: In-Network Complex Event Processing for Information-Centric Networking (acceptance rate: 24%)

06/2019: 13th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2019), Darmstadt, Germany

Web and local area chair


12/2018: 19th ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference, Rennes, France

Manisha Luthra, Sebastian Hennig, Boris Koldehofe:
Understanding the Behavior of Placement Mechanisms on Large Scale Networks

06/2018: 12th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2018), Hamilton, New Zealand

Manisha Luthra, Boris Koldehofe, Pascal Weisenburger, Guido Salvaneschi, Raheel Arif:
TCEP: Adapting to Dynamic User Environments by Enabling Transitions between Operator Placement Mechanisms (acceptance rate: 38.7%)


10/2016: 24th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stefan Wilk, Manisha Luthra, Wolfgang Effelsberg:
One Sensor is not Enough: Adapting and Fusing Sensors for Video Quality Assessment


Organization and Supervision

Multimedia Communications Lab/Project (SS 2017) - Supervisor

Seminar: Advanced Topics in Future Internet Research (WS 17/18) - Assistant Organizer & Supervisor

Multimedia Communications Lab/Project (SS 2018) - Supervisor

Seminar: Advanced Topics in Future Internet Research (WS 18/19) - Main Organizer & Supervisor

Seminar: Proseminar ETiT (WS 18/19) - Supervisor

Multimedia Communications Lab/Project (WS 18/19) - Supervisor

Multimedia Communications Lab/Project (SS 2019) - Co-Supervisor

Seminar: Proseminar ETiT (SS 2019) - Main Organizer

Seminar: Advanced Topics in Future Internet Research (WS 19/20) - Main Organizer 

Seminar: Proseminar ETiT (WS 19/20) - Main Organizer

Seminar: Multimedia Communications (SS 2020) - Main Organizer & Supervisor

Multimedia Communications Lab/Project (SS 2020) - Supervisor

Seminar: Multimedia Communications (WS 20/21) - Main Organizer


Student Topic Type Status
Raheel Arif Transition between Placement Strategies for Operator Networks  MA complete
Lukas Fey A Migration Cost-Aware Evaluation Framework for VNF Placement Strategies (co-supervised)  MA complete
Ali Haider Rizvi Situation-Aware Complex Event Processing over Information-Centric Networks  MA complete

Pedro Matsumoto, Berk Namal

An Analysis of Placement Strategies for Data Stream Processing Systems Seminar complete
Niels Danger Specification of Transition in Complex Event Processing Systems using Context-Feature Models  BA complete
Sebastian Hennig Large Scale Evaluation Experiments of Complex Event Processing on GENI Testbed  Lab Project


Benedikt Lins Analysis of Performance Influence Model for Operator Placement  Seminar


Ahmed Zukic, Johannes Pfannmüller

Evaluating In-Network Complex Event Processing over Named-Data Networks Lab Project


Ahmed Zukic, Pascal Dornfeld 

Study on Function as a Service for Stateful Events  Seminar


Sebastian Hennig

Unified API for Complex Event Processing Operators using Serverless Paradigm (Seminar) & BA

(complete) complete

Benedikt Lins Optimal Decisions of Transitions based on Online Learning Methods  MA


Johannes Pfannmüller Unified Communication Layer for In-Network Complex Event Processing MA


Moritz Fischer, Rupert Leimbach Point Cloud Stream Processing (co-supervised) Lab Project


Matheus Vieira, The-Khang Nguyen and Minh Tran Serverless Programming for Streaming Systems Lab Project


Sebastian Sadkowiak, Siyuan Ye Research Advancements of Data Processing in Modern Networks Seminar


Azeem Ishola Efficient Data Processing on Modern Hardware Seminar


Niels Danger Optimal Selection of Performance Models for Operator Placement MA


Open Thesis and Jobs

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