Researcher & PhD Student
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Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsnetze
Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik
Sand 13, 72076 Tübingen
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I'm a researcher and PhD student at the Chair of Communication Networks at University of Tübingen. Previously, I studied computer science (Bachelor's and Master's degree 2014-2019) at University of Tübingen.
2014 - 2017
B.Sc. Computer Science
Graduated at University of Tübingen: 1.4
2017 - 2019
M.Sc. Computer Science
Graduated at University of Tübingen: 1.0
Since September 2019
Research assistant at the Department of Computer Science, Chair of Communication Networks, University of Tübingen
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.
P4 is a programming language for controlling packet forwarding planes in networking devices, such as routers and switches. In contrast to a general purpose language such as C or Python, P4 is a domain-specific language with a number of constructs optimized for network data forwarding.
Network congestion in data networking and queueing theory is the reduced quality of service that occurs when a network node or link is carrying more data than it can handle. Typical effects include queueing delay, packet loss or the blocking of new connections. A consequence of congestion is that an incremental increase in offered load leads either only to a small increase or even a decrease in network throughput.
|B.Sc.||Network Visualization for TSN|
|B.Sc. ||Entwurf und Analyse eines Software-Projektes für das Tübinger Teamprojekt: Implementierung eines DNS Servers|
Implementation and Evaluation of an Alternative Best Effort Traffic Scheduler in the Linux Network Stack
Comparison and Analysis of Data Center Routing with RIFT and OSPF
|M.Sc.||Design and Implementation of a RAP Prototype for the Centralized Network/Distributed User Model in TSN|
KITOS develops concepts for the management of TSN-based networks supported by artificial intelligence (AI).
In the project, the consortium partners develop AI algorithms that give networks the necessary dynamics and reliability for industry 4.0 scenarios and allow users to use them easily and without in-depth network or AI knowledge. Intelligent tools support decision making, allow more efficient use of resources and enable higher performance configurations. For active operation, the network management is secured against failures with AI-supported error detection and adaptation mechanisms.
- F. Hauser, M. Häberle, D. Merling, S. Lindner, V. Gurevich, F. Zeiger, R. Frank, and M. Menth: A Survey on Data Plane Programming with P4: Fundamentals, Advances, and Applied Research, under submission, Jan. 2021
- D. Merling, S. Lindner, and M. Menth: Robust LFA Protection for Software-Defined Networks (RoLPS), under submission, Nov. 2020
- D. Merling, S. Lindner, and M. Menth: Hardware-based Evaluation of Scalable and Resilient Multicast with BIER in P4 (preprint), accepted for IEEE Access, 2021, IEEE
- D. Merling, S. Lindner, and M. Menth: P4-Based Implementation of BIER and BIER-FRR for Scalable and Resilient Multicast, (preprint), in Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), vol. 196, Nov. 2020, Elsevier
- D. Merling, S. Lindner, and M. Menth: Comparison of Fast-Reroute Mechanisms for BIER-Based IP Multicast, (preprint), in Prodeedings of the International Conference on Software Defined Systems, June 2020, Paris, France.
- S. Lindner, D. Merling, M. Häberle, and M. Menth: P4-Protect: 1+1 Path Protection for P4, (preprint), in Proceedings of the 3rd P4 Workshop in Europe in conjunction with ACM CoNEXT 2020, December 2020, Barcelona, Spain.
- S. Lindner, M. Haeberle, F. Heimgaertner, N. Nayak, S. Schildt, D. Grewe, H. Loehr, and M. Menth: P4 In-Network Source Protection for Sensor Failover, (preprint), in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Time-Sensitive and Deterministic Networking (TENSOR) in conjunktion with IFIP Networking 2020, June 2020, Paris, France.
|M.Sc.||Design and P4-Based Implementation of Scalable and Resilient BIER and BIER-TE for Large IP Multicast Networks, Master-Thesis, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Chair of Communication Networks, March 2019 (pdf)|
|B.Sc.||Performance Evaluation of an Alternative Best Eﬀort Traﬃc Class Oﬀering Loss/Delay Diﬀerentiation, Bachelor-Thesis, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Chair of Communication Networks, August 2017|