Dr. rer. nat. Torsten M. Runge

Diplom-Informatiker / Master of Science


I received my M.Sc. degree in Information Technology/Computer Science from the University of Rostock. Then I worked as a research scientist for Siemens AG, Corporate Technology and Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Systems where I participated in many international research projects. In this context, I designed and implemented many new and highly efficient solutions for telecommunications, telematics and industrial applications resulting in several patent applications and publications. I obtained my doctorate with honors from the University of Hamburg. In my doctoral thesis entitled "Model-based Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Multi-Core Architectures for Packet Processing in Communication Networks" (grade: summa cum laude), I developed a new modeling approach for the intra-node resource management in communication networks which I implemented and integrated as an open source module for the network simulator ns-3. Based on that, I proposed and implemented a new ingress QoS concept for Linux-based packet processing (e.g. software routers) to optimize the performance of latency-sensitive applications. My publications received multiple best paper awards on international conferences. I was awarded a one-year fellowship as a visiting postdoc researcher at the University of California, Berkeley in the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) as well as the Berkeley NetSys Lab. In this way, I was involved in EIT Digital for the transfer of scientific knowledge to industry to open up new application areas and business models. Currently, I am working as a Postdoc at the Institute of Communication Networks (ComNets) at Hamburg University of Technology. Additionally, I give lectures on the topic Big Data Architecture & Infrastructure at FOM Hamburg.

My research focuses on communication networks and computer systems which includes the interaction of networked, embedded, and distributed systems. I am a systems researcher and love to build real (software) prototype systems and conduct testbed experiments with them, but I also use modeling and simulation methods for performance evaluations of complex systems. In particular, I am interested in research and development of Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing, Serverless Computing, Software-Defined Networks (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) with practical applications for Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Autonomous Systems.


Selected Projects

Cloud Computing/Edge Computing/Serverless Computing

  • DAAD project with UC Berkeley, International Computer Science Institute and EIT Digital
  • Specification and implementation of an open carrier interface (OCI) management framework for the orchestration of third-party edge applications for scalabe, reliable and fault-tolerant network applications

Software-Defined Networking/Network Functions Virtualization

  • DFG project MEMPHIS with University of Hamburg and TU Munich
  • Measurement, modeling and simulation of multi-core architectures to identify, predict and optimize performance bottlenecks in software-based packet processing in high-speed networks

Heterogeneous Systems

  • EU project OMEGA with Siemens AG, Infineon AG, Orange Labs, Telefonica, IHP, RWTH Aachen, TU Dortmund, University of Rome, University of Oxford
  • Specification and implementation of the Inter-MAC architecture to connect heterogeneous communication networks (e.g. IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 802.15.4, UWB, 60 GHz, PLC, VLC, IR, Ethernet) taking into account quality of service (QoS) requirements for the L2 path selection (QoS Path Selection, L2-Routing)

Industrial Internet of Things/Wireless Sensor Networks

  • BMBF project ZESAN with Siemens AG, QVEDIS GmbH, ifak Magdeburg, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, German-Sino Lab for Mobile Communications, TU Berlin, University of Freiburg
  • Design and implementation of a reliable, energy-efficient and modular communication protocol stack of wireless sensor and actuator networks for building automation, plant monitoring and process control

Wireless Backbone Network

  • University of Rostock research project
  • Implementation, measurement and evaluation of a wireless access and backbone network (multi-channel ad-hoc network) for broadband internet access based on WiMAX/WLAN technologies

Selected Publications

Please note that earlier publications were published with the birth name "Meyer".
 
  • T. M. Runge, M. Körner, A. Panda, S. Ratnasamy, S. Shenker, Open Carrier Interface: An Open Source Edge Computing Framework, ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Workshop on Networking for Emerging Applications and Technologies, Budapest, August 2018

  • T. M. Runge Modell-basierte Leistungsbewertung und Optimierung von Multi-Core-Architekturen zur Paketverarbeitung in Kommunikationsnetzen, In: S. Hölldobler et al. (Ed.) Ausgezeichnete Informatikdissertationen 2016, GI-Edition - Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), S. 1-10, Springer-Verlag, 2017

  • A. Beifuß, T. M. Runge, D. Raumer, P. Emmerich, B. E. Wolfinger, G. Carle, Building a Low Latency Linux Software Router, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), Würzburg (Germany), September 2016

  • T. M. Runge Modell-basierte Leistungsbewertung und Optimierung von Multi-Core-Architekturen zur Paketverarbeitung in Kommunikationsnetzen, Dissertation, Universität Hamburg, In: B. E. Wolfinger (Ed.) Berichte aus dem Forschungsschwerpunkt Telekommunikation und Rechnernetze, Volume 10, Shaker-Verlag, 2016

  • T. M. Runge, F. Wohlfart, D. Raumer, B. E. Wolfinger, G. Carle, How Do Multiple Network Cards Influence the Software Router Performance?, Leistungs-, Zuverlässigkeits- und Verlässlichkeitsbewertung von Kommunikationsnetzen und verteilten Systemen, 8. GI/ITG-Workshop MMBnet, Hamburg, September 2015

  • T. M. Runge, A. Beifuß, B. E. Wolfinger, Low Latency Network Traffic Processing with Commodity Hardware, International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), Chicago (USA), July 2015

  • P. Emmerich, D. Raumer, A. Beifuß, L. Erlacher, F. Wohlfart, T. M. Runge, S. Gallenmüller, G. Carle, Optimizing Latency and CPU Load in Packet Processing Systems, International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), Chicago (USA), July 2015

  • T. M. Runge, D. Raumer, F. Wohlfahrt, B. E. Wolfinger, G. Carle, Towards Low Latency Software Routers, Journal of Networks, Academy Publisher, March 2015

  • A. Beifuß, D. Raumer, P. Emmerich, T. M. Runge, F. Wohlfart, B. E. Wolfinger, G. Carle, A Study of Networking Software Induced Latency, International Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys), Cottbus (Germany), March 2015

  • T. M. Runge, B. E. Wolfinger, S. Heckmüller, A. Abdollahpouri, A Modeling Approach for Resource Management in Resource-Constrained Nodes, Journal of Networks, vol. 10, pp. 39-50, Academy Publisher, February 2015

  • T. Meyer, D. Raumer, F. Wohlfart, B. E. Wolfinger, G. Carle, Low Latency Packet Processing in Software Routers, International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), Best Paper Award, Monterey (USA), July 2014

  • T. Meyer, F. Wohlfart, D. Raumer, B. E. Wolfinger, G. Carle, Validated Model-Based Prediction of Multi-Core Software Router Performance, Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation (PIK), vol. 2, pp. 1-12, De Gruyter, April 2014

  • T. Meyer, F. Wohlfart, D. Raumer, B. E. Wolfinger, G. Carle, Measurement and Simulation of High-Performance Packet Processing in Software Routers, Leistungs-, Zuverlässigkeits- und Verlässlichkeitsbewertung von Kommunikationsnetzen und verteilten Systemen, 7. GI/ITG-Workshop MMBnet, Hamburg, September 2013

  • T. Meyer, B. E. Wolfinger, S. Heckmüller, A. Abdollahpouri, Extensible and Realistic Modeling of Resource Contention in Resource-Constrained Nodes, International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), Best Paper Award, Toronto (Canada), July 2013

  • T. Meyer, P. Langendörfer, M. Bahr, V. Suraci, S. Nowak, R. Jennen, An Inter-MAC Architecture for Heterogeneous Gigabit Home Networks, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Tokyo, September 2009

  • C. Peña, M. Bahr, T. Meyer, F. Delli Priscoli, A. Isidori, R. Cusani, M. Di Benedetto, V. Suraci, M. Castrucci, A. Pietrabissa, M. Proia, G. Tamea, A. Palo, G. Oddi, P. Christin, M. Brzozowski, C. Liss, S. Nowak, OMEGA Inter-MAC Protocols Performance Report, June 2010

  • S. Nowak, A. Foglar, T. Meyer, A. Pietrabissa, P. Christin, R. Krämer, V.Suraci, C. Peña, R. Jennen, OMEGA Inter-MAC Protocol Entities Interfaces Specication, January 2010

  • M. Castrucci, P. Jaffré, G. Tamea, D. Lucidi, C. Liberatore, M. Bahr, N. J. King, S. Rebering, A. Ortner, A. Kortebi, T. Meyer, S. Drakul and G. Mijic, OMEGA Architecture Model, December 2008

  • S. Hiebel, P. Langendörfer, S. Nowak, D. Meddor, M. Maaser, T. Meyer, OMEGA Common Semantic, November 2008

  • T. Meyer Konzeption und Implementierung einer automatisierten Konfiguration und Integration von Access Points innerhalb drahtloser vermaschter Netzwerke, Diploma Thesis, October 2006

  • T. Meyer Entwicklung eines Strategiepapiers zum Aufbau einer betrieblichen IT-Struktur, Pre-Diploma Thesis, January 2006

  • T. Meyer Untersuchung und Entwicklung einer Lastbalancierung in parallelen Netzwerken, Bachelor Thesis, December 2004

Patents

  • M. Bahr, T. Meyer, A Path Selection Method for a Network, WO2011131688A1, April 2011

  • M. Bahr, T. Meyer, N. Vicari, Method for Establishing a Bidirectional Communication Path in a Wireless Network, WO2011038963A1, August 2010

  • T. Meyer Method and Apparatus for Finding a Route in a Network, WO2011023482A1, July 2010

  • M. Bahr, T. Meyer, Method and Apparatus for Processing Data in a Communication Network based on Different Transmission Technologies, DE102009020916A1, May 2009


Honours and Awards

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Hackathon, 3rd Place Award for „MinKernel: Unikernel Support for Mininet“, Collaboration with Alexander Jung, Michał Król, and Bob Lantz, 2018

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Invitation for selected junior scientists, 2018

  • Gesellschaft für Informatik, Nomination for the Dissertation Award of the GI working group Operating Systems, 2018

  • DAAD Postdoc Scholarship, International research stay in information technology at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and UC Berkeley, CA, USA, 2017-2018

  • Gesellschaft für Informatik, Nomination for the GI Dissertation Award, 2016

  • IEEE International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), Best Paper Award, 2014

  • IEEE International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), Best Paper Award, 2013


    Contact

    E-Mail: torsten dot runge at mail dot de