Short Biography

Milan Schmittner received his master's degree in Informationssystemtechnik from Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2014 with a thesis on Secure and Scalable Multicast in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks which won the Datenlotsen Award 2015. He started working as a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Secure Mobile Networking Lab in January 2015. His research focuses on practical and secure wireless multihop networks tailored for emergency response scenarios. In particular, he is interested in secure routing, disruption tolerance, and prototyping on smartphones.



  • Mobile Ad hoc Networks
  • Secure and Scalable Routing Protocols
  • Emergency Communication
  • Device-to-Device Communication
  • Network Coding
  • Delay-Tolerant Networking



Upgrading Wireless Home Routers as Emergency Cloudlet and Secure DTN Communication Bridge

Christian Meurisch, The An Binh Nguyen, Julien Gedeon, Florian Kohnhäuser, Milan Schmittner, Stefan Niemczyk, Stefan Wullkotte, Max Mühlhäuser
In: International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN'17): Posters (to appear), July 2017

SEMUD: Secure Multi-hop Device-to-Device Communication for 5G Public Safety Networks

Milan Schmittner, Arash Asadi, Matthias Hollick
In: IFIP Networking Conference and Workshops, June 2017


Xcastor: Secure and Scalable Group Communication in Ad Hoc Networks

Milan Schmittner, Matthias Hollick
In: IEEE Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), June 2016



  • SEMUD, a secure end-to-end communication protocol for wireless multihop networks based on Castor.


  • Master Thesis Award 2015 (top two) in the fields of computer science, mathematics, and engineering management by Datenlotsen Informationssysteme GmbH.
    Title: Secure and Scalable Multicast in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
  • Best Bachelor Thesis Award 2013 at KOM — Multimedia Communications Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt.
    Title: Secure and Reliable Distribution of Replicas in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Scenarios

Open HiWi Positions

Looking for a position as a student research assistant (HiWi)? I offer vacancies in the areas of security analysis of existing protocols, prototypical implementation of new network protocols (e.g., C/C++, Rust, Python, ...), and experimental evaluation in simulation and testbeds (Linux, Android, and iOS). Contact me.

  • Currently, I am looking for a student fluent in C++ to implement extensions to IBR-DTN.


You are looking for a challenging subject for a Bachelor or Master thesis in the above research areas? Then the following topics might be for you. Your topic of choice is not listed here? Don't hesitate to contact me directly to discuss a custom thesis problem or fill out our thesis application form.


Milan Schmittner

Email: mschmittner(a-t) (undefinedPGP key)

Phone: +49 6151 16-25477
Fax: +49 6151 16-25471

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science
Mornewegstr. 32 (Office 4.2.11, Building S4|14)
D-64293 Darmstadt

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