Sandra Zimmermann

Dipl.-Ing. Sandra Zimmermann

PhD Researcher

Sandra Zimmermann studied information systems engineering in Dresden from 2012 to 2019 specializing in computer networks (from radio protocols to web security). As a student helper she started working on information-centric networking. After graduation she joined CeTI as PhD student. There she is working on distributed protocols, especially distributed storage solutions.


Phone: +49 351 463-40775

Research Interests

  • Network Coding in Distributed Systems
  • Resilience
  • Efficient Content Distribution
  • ICN



  • Student thesis – Xingyu Zhou: “Investigation of requesting strategies in MARS”



Zimmermann, Sandra; Schwenteck, Paul; Cabrera, Juan A.; Nguyen, Giang T.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Grade to the Edge: How Many Unreliable Nodes Does It Take to Break a Content Delivery Network? Inproceedings

In: 2022 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) (WoWMoM 2022), Belfast, United Kingdom (Great Britain), 2022.

Abstract | BibTeX

Zimmermann, Sandra; Schwenteck, Paul; Vielhaus, Christian Leonard; Cabrera, Juan A.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Immortal Under the Edge of a Knife: Self-Healing Distributed Services on MANET Partitioning Inproceedings

In: 2022 IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM), 2022, (accepted for publication).



Cabrera, Juan A.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Hanisch, Simon; Itting, Sebastian A. W.; Zhang, Jiajing; Zimmermann, Sandra; Strufe, Thorsten; Simsek, Meryem; Fetzer, Christof W.

Intelligent networks Book Chapter

In: Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Li, Shu-Chen; Speidel, Stefanie; Strufe, Thorsten; Simsek, Meryem; Reisslein, Martin (Ed.): Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop, Chapter 6, pp. 135-154, Academic Press, 2021, (later on under:



Zimmermann, Sandra; Rischke, Justus; Cabrera, Juan A.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Journey to MARS: Interplanetary Coding for relieving CDNs Inproceedings

In: 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference: Selected Areas in Communications: Cloud & Fog/Edge Computing, Networking and Storage (Globecom2020 SAC CCNS), Taipei, Taiwan, 2020.


Grohmann, Andreas I.; Gabriel, Frank; Zimmermann, Sandra; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

SourceShift: Resilient Routing in Highly Dynamic Wireless Mesh Networks Inproceedings

In: 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (IEEE WCNC 2020), Seoul, Korea (South), 2020.


Salah, Hani; Zimmermann, Sandra; Cabrera, Juan A.

Content Distribution Book Chapter

In: Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Granelli, Fabrizio; Seeling, Patrick (Ed.): Computing in Communication Networks – From Theory to Practice, vol. 1, Chapter 5, pp. 99-110, Elsevier, 1, 2020, (