MAKI-DLS: The Internet - Opportunities and Challenges

15.11.2018 16:15-17:00

MAKI-DLS: The Internet – Opportunities and Challenges

Anja Feldmann, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken

15.11.2018, 16:15 Uhr – 17:00 Uhr | TU Darmstadt, Gebäude S3|20, Raum 111, Rundeturmstraße 10, 64283 Darmstadt

Veranstalter: SFB MAKI

Referentin: Anja Feldmann, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken

Please note:

Anja Feldmann's talk will take place at RWTH Aachen and is streamed to TU Darmstadt!


While the Internet is a hugely successful, human made artifact that has changed the society fundamentally, it has become a complex system with many challenges. In this talk, I will outline some of them and also point out a number of surprises in terms of our mental models of the Internet that we develop over the years. Next, I will focus on the evolution of the Internet and discuss methods for detecting Internet infrastructure outages and combat major DDoS attacks. I will end with an outlook on how we may evolve the Internet to tackle the future challenges of ubiquitous data availability from sensors and devices everywhere.


Anja Feldmann studied computer science at Universität Paderborn in Germany and received my degree in 1990. After that she continued her studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a M.Sc. in 1991 and, four years later, a Ph.D. The next four years Anja did research work at AT&T Labs Research, before holding professor positions at Saarland University and the Technical University Munich. Since 2006, she has been professor of Internet Network Architectures at Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Technische Universität Berlin. In May 2012, she was elected the first woman on the employer side of the Supervisory Board of SAP. Since the beginning of 2018 Anja Feldmann is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and Honorar Professor at TU Berlin and Universität des Saarlandes.

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