Nils Richerzhagen, M. Sc.

Phone: +49 (0) 6151 16 20852
E-Mail: Nils.Richerzhagen(at)
Location: S3|20 203

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Beginning in 2009 Nils studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Darmstadt with a major in Computer Engineering (Datentechnik). As a student assistant, working with Professor Dr. Silvia Santini, he focused on protocol design for and performance evaluations of wireless sensor networks with a direction to mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). In his studies Nils targeted network(-ing) systems and communication technologies for distributed software systems. In 2014 Nils obtained his Master's degree with the thesis "Adaptive Monitoring for Mobile Networks in Challenged Environments".

In 2015 he started as a PhD student at Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. His research interests on distributed systems and adaptive monitoring systems including communication protocols fit perfectly with his work in the collaborative research centre MAKI, where he is working in the project area B1.

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Adaptive Overlay Systems/Protocols

    • with Monitoring Background
    • for heterogeneous mobile and fixed networks

  • Network Prediction based on simple network heuristics


Looking for a Bachelor- or Master-Thesis in the research area of adaptive, self-organizing overlays with the flavor of monitoring solutions (i.e. providing a reliable monitoring solution in harsh networking conditions)?
A list of currently open topics is published here. If you have an idea that is not covered in that list, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Also if you are interested to work as a student research assistant feel free to contact me. During your activity you will conduct research on different topics, extend your knowledge and be part of joining the research community by hopefully successfully writing and submitting research papers to exciting conferences around the globe. 

Teaching Activities

Lectures and Courses

Winter semester 2017/2018

Organizer - Communication Networks II

Summer semester 2017

Organizer - Communication Networks II

Winter semester 2016/2017

Supervisor - Multimedia Communications Lab/Project

Organizer & Supervisor - Seminar: Advanced Topics in Future Internet Research (ATFIR)

Organizer - Communication Networks II

Summer semester 2016

Supervisor - Multimedia Communications Lab/Project

Winter semester 2015/2016

Supervisor - Multimedia Communications Lab/Project

Organizer & Supervisor - Seminar: Advanced Topics in Future Internet Research (ATFIR)

Summer semester 2015

Supervisor - Multimedia Communications Lab/Project

Invited Talks


The 14th Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Service Conference, WONS, Isola 2000, France, 07. February

"Change as Chance: Transition-enabled Monitoring for Dynamic Networks and Environments"


12th Workshop on Challenged Networks (CHANTS) co-located with 23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom, Snowbird USA, 20. October

"Towards Transitions between Role Assignment Schemes: Enabling Adaptive Offloading in Challenged Networks" 

International Conference on Networked Systems, NetSys, Göttingen Germany, 14. March

"The Human Factor: A Simulation Environment for Networked Mobile Social Applications"


The 25th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN, Waikoloa Hawaii USA, 01. August

"Limiting the Footprint of Monitoring in Dynamic Scenarios through Multi-dimensional Offloading"

The 17th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM, Coimbra,  Portugal, 22. June

"Buddies, not Enemies: Fairness and Performance in Cellular Offloading"


The 24th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN, Las Vegas Nevada USA, 05. August

"Adaptive Monitoring for Mobile Networks in Challenging Environments"

"Adaptive Overlays: Peer-assisted Event Dissemination and Distributed Data Collection for Dynamic Mobile Networks"