Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Giang T. Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Giang T. Nguyen has been, since July 2021, an Assistant Professor and the Head of the Haptic Communication Systems research group. He is a principal investigator in interdisciplinary research projects, such as CeTI (Center of Excellence for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop) and 6G-life. Previously, he co-founded and worked at Wandelbots, a robotic startup, programming industrial robots via demonstration. Between 2016 and 2019, Giang Nguyen was a postdoc researcher at the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks (ComNets), leading the NFV/SDN research group. Simultaneously, he is working on the Highly Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing (HAEC) path of cfaed, coordinating the Architecture group of projects.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST, Vietnam) in 2001, Master’s degree also in Telecommunications at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand) in 2005. He was a Ph.D. student of Professor Thorsten Strufe at the Peer-to-Peer Networks group (TU Darmstadt, Germany) and then the Chair for Privacy and Data Security (TU Dresden, Germany). In March 2016, he successfully defended his dissertation titled “Contributions to the resilience of Peer-to-Peer video streaming against Denial-of-Service attacks.”


Phone: (0351) 463-34141
Email: giang.nguyen AT tu-dresden DOT de
Web: Haptic Communication Systems

Research interests

I am passionate about making communication networks and networked systems fast, flexible, and resilient. In particular, my research interests cover the following topics:

  • Computing in Communication Networks (or In-Network Computing)
  • Programmable Networks (e.g., leveraging the P4 language, smartNICs, and Intel’s Tofino switches)
  • Network Softwarization
  • Distributed systems (e.g., Peer-to-Peer and overlay networks)

Previous teaching and supervision

  • Integrating Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and Service Function Chaining (SFC) in OpenStack to support network coding (Student thesis)
  • Dynamic network slicing on OpenFlow enabled networks (Student thesis, 2018)
  • Dynamic resource allocation for Service Function Chaining (SFC) with migration (Student thesis, 2018)
  • Emulating and visualizing real-world networks in OpenStack environment (Student thesis, 2018)
  • A framework for live migration of services in cloud computing (Master thesis, 2018)
  • Wireless link emulation in OpenStack (Student thesis, 2017)
  • Comparision of OpenStack deployment tools (Hauptseminar, 2017)
  • Experiment Orchestration in OpenStack (Hauptseminar, 2016)
Oberseminar topic supervision
  • Vector Packet Processing (VPP): Pushing Performance Limits (completed, 2018)
  • Boosting RLNC encoder performance (completed, 2016)
Problem-based learning (PBL) project supervision
  • Network Slicing for multimedia and mission-critical applications (completed, 2018)

I have been giving selective lectures on the following courses:

  1. Communication Networks III (Winter semester 2017)
  2. Praktikum MRT (Summer semester, since 2016)
  3. Cooperative Communications (Summer semester, since 2016)


  1. NFV/SDN as enabling technologies for Network Coding and Multiple-access Edge Computing (5G-XHaul workshop — Horizon 2020, Dresden 2018)
  2. Theory that Matters! Problem-based Learning Towards 5G Communication System and Standards (KuVS, Tübingen 2017)
  3. Fast Cloud: Mobile edge clouds for 5G networks (ITG workshop, Dresden 2016)
  4. SWAP: protecting pull-based P2P video streaming systems from inference attacks (WoWMoM, Portugal 2016)


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Xiang, Zuo; Gabriel, Frank; Nguyen, Giang T.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Latency Measurement of Service Function Chaining on OpenStack Platform Inproceedings

In: 2018 IEEE 43rd Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) (LCN 2018), Chicago, USA, 2018.


Cabrera, Juan A.; Schmoll, Robert-Steve; Nguyen, Giang T.; Pandi, Sreekrishna; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Softwarization and Network Coding in the Mobile Edge Cloud for the Tactile Internet Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the IEEE, 2018.


Leiva-Mayorga, Israel; Torre, Roberto; Pandi, Sreekrishna; Nguyen, Giang T.; Boscà, Vicent Plà; Martinez-Bauset, Jorge; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

A Network-coded Cooperation Protocol for Efficient Massive Content Distribution Inproceedings

In: IEEE GLOBECOM 2018 Conference Proceedings, pp. 7, Technische Universität Dresden IEEE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018.


Nguyen, Vu; Nguyen, Giang T.; Gabriel, Frank; Rötter, Daniel E. Lucani; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Integrating sparsity into Fulcrum codes: Investigating throughput, complexity and overhead Inproceedings

In: IEEE ICC, Kansas City, US, 2018.

Doan, Tung V.; Nguyen, Giang T.; Kropp, Alexander; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

APMEC: An Automated Provisioning Framework for Multi-access Edge Computing Online



Wu, Huanzhuo; Nguyen, Giang T.; Chorppath, Anil K.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Network Slicing for Conditional Monitoring in the Industrial Internet of Things Journal Article

In: 2018.


Gabriel, Frank; Nguyen, Giang T.; Schmoll, Robert-Steve; Cabrera, Juan A.; Mühleisen, Maciej; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Practical deployment of network coding for real-time applications in 5G networks Inproceedings

In: CCNC, Las Vegas, 2018.


Pandi, Sreekrishna; Torre, Roberto; Nguyen, Giang T.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Massive Video Multicasting in Cellular Networks using Network Coded Cooperative Communication Inproceedings

In: 2018 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) (CCNC 2018), Las Vegas, USA, 2018.



Nguyen, Giang T.; Cabrera, Juan A.; Schmoll, Robert-Steve; Pandi, Sreekrishna; Radeke, Rico; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Theory that Matters! Problem-based learning towards 5G Communication System and Standards Inproceedings

In: KuVS Fachgespräch "Network Softwarization" – From Research to Application, pp. 2, 2017.


Matthiesen, Bho; Pfennig, Stefan; Bielert, Mario; Ilsche, Thomas; Lonnstrom, Andrew; Li, Tao; Cabrera, Juan A.; Scheunert, Christian; Franz, Elke; Santini, Silvia; Strufe, Thorsten; Jorswieck, Eduard A.; Nagel, Wolfgang E.; Nguyen, Giang T.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Secure and Energy-Efficient Interconnects for Board-to-Board Communication Inproceedings

In: Workshop on Broadband Wireless Communication between Computer Boards (Atto-Nets), IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband (ICUWB), pp. 7, Salamanca, Spain, 2017.

Cabrera, Juan A.; Nguyen, Giang T.; Rötter, Daniel E. Lucani; Pedersen, Morten V.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Taking the Trash Back In: Practical Joint Channel and Network Coding for Improving IEEE 802.11 Networks Inproceedings

In: European Wireless 2017; 23th European Wireless Conference, pp. 1-5, 2017.



Nguyen, Giang T.; Roos, Stefanie; Schiller, Benjamin; Strufe, Thorsten

SWAP: Protecting pull-based P2P video streaming systems from inference attacks Inproceedings

In: 2016 IEEE 17th International Symposium on A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), pp. 1-9, 2016.



Nguyen, Giang T.; Roos, Stefanie; Strufe, Thorsten; Fischer, Mathias

RBCS: A resilient backbone construction scheme for hybrid Peer-to-Peer streaming Inproceedings

In: IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), pp. 1-8, 2015.

Roos, Stefanie; Nguyen, Giang T.; Strufe, Thorsten

Integrating churn into the formal analysis of routing algorithms Inproceedings

In: 2015 International Conference and Workshops on Networked Systems, NetSys 2015, Cottbus, Germany, March 9-12, 2015, pp. 1-5, 2015.



Schiller, Benjamin; Nguyen, Giang T.; Strufe, Thorsten

Resilient tree-based live streaming for mobile scenarios Inproceedings

In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom 2014 Workshops, Budapest, Hungary, March 24-28, 2014, pp. 160-162, 2014.


Nguyen, Giang T.; Fischer, Mathias; Strufe, Thorsten

On the Resilience of Pull-Based P2P Streaming Systems against DoS Attacks Book Chapter

In: Felber, Pascal; Garg, Vijay (Ed.): Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, vol. 8756, pp. 33-47, Springer International Publishing, 2014, ISBN: 978-3-319-11763-8.


Fischer, Mathias; Grau, Sascha; Nguyen, Giang T.; Schäfer, Günter

Resilient and underlay-aware P2P live-streaming Journal Article

In: Computer Networks, vol. 59, no. 0, pp. 122-136, 2014, ISSN: 1389-1286.



Nguyen, Giang T.; Fischer, Mathias; Strufe, Thorsten

OSSim A Generic Simulation Framework for Overlay Streaming Inproceedings

In: Summer Computer Simulation Conference, 2013.

Schiller, Benjamin; Nguyen, Giang T.; Strufe, Thorsten

Resilient tree-based live streaming in reality Inproceedings

In: 13th IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, IEEE P2P 2013, Trento, Italy, September 9-11, 2013, Proceedings, pp. 1-2, 2013.


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