Julius Rückert, M.Sc.

Phone: +49 (0) 6151 20892
Location: S3|19 8


Julius Rückert is a research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Technische Universität Darmstadt since October 2011. He holds a master degree in computer science. He works as researcher in the collaborative research centre “MAKI – Multi-Mechanism Adaptation for the Future Internet”. His research focuses on overlay-based video streaming, Software-Defined Networking, and cross-layer mechanisms combining both worlds.

Research Interests

  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN), OpenFlow
  • Application of SDN in ISP networks
  • Over-the-Top (OTT) and Peer-to-Peer Live Video Streaming
  • Large-scale Live Events and Flash Crowds
  • Scalable Video Coding (SVC)-based Streaming
  • Efficient Simulations of (P2P) Streaming Systems (e.g. PeerfactSim.KOM)
  • Large-scale Testbed Evaluations (e.g. on G-Lab)

Selected Publication

Complete list of publications

Student Theses (completed)

  • Björn Scheurich: Handling Live Streaming Flash Crowds with Dedicated Super Peers (Master thesis)
  • Rhaban Hark: Dynamic and Transparently Discoverable Software-defined Multicast in ISP Environments (Master thesis)
  • Tobias Volk: Supporting Multicast in Application-controlled Software Defined Networks (Master thesis, Second supervisor)
  • Eduardo Lidanski: Flexible Overlay-based Video Streaming of Live Events (Master thesis)
  • Timm Wächter: Traffic Management-compatible Network Layer Multicast in OpenFlow-based ISP Networks (Master thesis)
  • Timo Thräm: Mobile Prefetching Strategies for Improved Video Access in Online Social Networks (Bachelor thesis)
  • Peter Heise: Towards a Mobility-Supporting Incentive Architecture for P2P Streaming (Master thesis, Second supervisor)
  • Muhammad Rizwan-Ul-Haq: Efficient Traffic Management in Home and Access Networks using Software Defined Networking (Master thesis - external at NEC Heidelberg).
  • Jeremias Blendin: Cross-layer Optimization of Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming in OpenFlow-Based ISP Networks (Diplomarbeit).
  • Björn Richerzhagen: Supporting Transitions in P2P Video Streaming (Master thesis)
  • Martin Kluge: Adaptive Server Allocation in SVC-based Peer-to-Peer Video-on-Demand Streaming (Master thesis).
  • Björn Scheurich: Peer-to-Peer-based Video-on-Demand Streaming on Android (Bachelor thesis)


Prof. Dr. David Hausheer

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Peer-to-Peer Systems Engineering

Building S3/19, Room 3

Rundeturmstr. 12

64283 Darmstadt

+49 6151 16-20890 (direct)

+49 6151 16-29100 (assistant)

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