The course deals with cutting-edge development topics in the area of network security and wireless communications with particular focus on mobile networked systems. Beside a general overview, this course gives you the opportunity to deepen into a special development topic. The topics are selected according to the specific working areas of the participating researchers and convey technical and basic scientific competences in one or more of the following topics:

  • Security for software-defined radio, security for software-defined networking
  • Millimeter-wave experimentation with off-the-shelf devices
  • Machine learning for wireless networks
  • Protocols for mobile ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks (and resiliency/security)
  • Technologies for mesh networks (and resiliency/security)
  • Performance evaluation of communication protocols
  • Anonymity and anti-censorship in wireless networks

The available topics are derived from current research in the SEEMOO group and change every semester. During the kick-off meeting, we present all topics with time for discussion. If you have any questions or concerns about any topic, please contact the respective supervisor.


Committing for a specific topic can be done directly after the presentation of topics in the kick-off meeting. Please keep in mind that a valid registration in TUCaN and attendance in the kick-off is mandatory to participate in the course. Most topics are offered for teams of 2 – 4 students. During the kick-off you have time to search for other students to work with. If you are unable to find a team, we try to assign you.

The available topics state requirements and prerequisites that you should meet. We try to ensure that you have sufficient background knowledge to successfully complete this course. You are asked to describe your experience in individual areas before applying for a particular topic. More information on this proceeding are announced during the kick-off meeting.

We will assign topics to groups of students shortly after the kick-off according to your preferences. However, if many students are interested in a particular topic, we cannot guarantee to be able to assign you as desired. Please note, that applying for topics is not possible later than Sunday, April 18, 23:00!