Open SHK (student helper) Positions

You can find all open SHK positions of our chair on this page. If you are interested in a topic, don’t hesitate and contact the responsible supervisor today for more information. We look forward to working with you soon.

Testbed Configuration for P2P Content Distribution

Supervisor: Paul Schwenteck

The Internet was designed according to the end-to-end principle. This principle keeps the core network relatively simple and moves the intelligence as much as possible to the network end-points: the hosts and clients. As a result, the core network is specialized, simplified, and optimized to only forward data packets.

Content Delivery Networks augment the end-to-end transport network by distributing on it a variety of intelligent applications employing techniques designed to optimize content delivery. We want to test new methods for more efficient content delivery on a home-built testbed. However, this testbed must be rebuilt and the network interfaces must be configured by using the correct tools. In addition, measurements are to be carried out later by the student themselves using Python.

Prospective students should have previous knowledge in working with Linux, network configuration and a basic understanding in the programming language Python.

  • Starting time: Immediately
  • Required skills: Linux, Networking, Python (basics)

Development of Mobile Edge Cloud (MEC) Framework

Supervisor: Tung Doan

Mobile Edge Cloud (MEC) is a novel computing paradigm that brings cloud services closer to end users. Thanks to this design, MEC becomes an enabler for various emerging applications such as autonomous driving and Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality (VR). Toward this end, building an MEC framework to orchestrate these applications in MEC has gained tremendous interests from both academia and industries.

We are looking for highly motivated students, who are interested in helping us to develop our on-going MEC framework, which is currently built on top of OpenStack ( – a popular open-source cloud-computing platform. The students will gain hands-on experiences on OpenStack and Kubernetes, which are two carrier-grade cloud solutions.

  • Starting time: Immediately
  • Required skills: Linux and Python
  • Basic knowledge and experiences (e.g., OpenStack, Kubernetes) in cloud computing are preferable.