Univ.-Prof. Dr.sc.

Stefan Schmid

Faculty of Computer Science
University of Vienna
Währinger Strasse 29
Office 5.38
AT - 1090 Vienna
phone: +49 175 930 9875
email: schmiste@gmail.com
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Stefan Schmid

CV: I am a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Vienna, Austria. I obtained my diploma (MSc) in Computer Science at ETH Zurich in Switzerland (minor: micro/macro economics, internship: CERN) and did my PhD in the Distributed Computing Group led by Prof. Roger Wattenhofer, also at ETH Zurich. As a postdoc, I was fortunate to work with Prof. Christian Scheideler at the Chair for Efficient Algorithms at the Technical University of Munich and at the Chair for Theory of Distributed Systems at the University of Paderborn, in Germany. From 2009 to 2015, I was a senior research scientist at the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) and at TU Berlin in Germany (Internet Network Architectures group headed by Prof. Anja Feldmann). In 2013/14, I was an INP Visiting Professor at CNRS (LAAS), Toulouse, France, and in 2014, I was a Visiting Professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. From 2015 to 2017, I was a (tenured) Associate Professor in the Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems group at Aalborg University, Denmark, and continued working part-time at TU Berlin, Germany. Since 2015, I serve as the Editor of the Distributed Computing Column of the Bulletin of the European Association of Theoretical Computer Science (BEATCS), since 2016 as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), and since 2019 as Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN). I received the IEEE Communications Society ITC Early Career Award 2016 and an ERC Consolidator Grant 2019. For CVs of different lengths, see here, for some photos: 1, 2, 3.

Research interests: My research interests revolve around the fundamental and algorithmic problems in networked and distributed systems.



Journal, Conference, and Workshop articles in chronological order. Author-versions only! For a BibTeX file, see here, for a version sorted by category (journals, conferences, workshops), see here.

Shorts: Peer-reviewed short papers and posters


Book Chapters

In the Press

Some Projects



Code and Demos

Panels and Talks


Some talks and slides:

For conference talks, see publications above.

Tech Reports and Miscellany

Note that the following documents are sometimes drafts only or work in progress.



Guest lectures:

Community and Services

Check out the science podcasts on PODC/SPAA/SODA at Abstract Talk! E.g., interviews with Martina Eikel and Christian Scheideler, Rotem Oshman and Nir Shavit, Florian Huc, Gopal Pandurangan and Peter Robinson, Mika Göös, Stacy Patterson, Eli Gafni, George Giakkoupis, Keren Censor-Hillel, Danny Dolev and Joe Halpern, Merav Parter, Anindya De, Michael Mitzenmacher on double hashing and on peeling, etc.


General Chair and Steering Committees:



Reviewer (Conferences):


Reviewer (Journals):

SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP), ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), JSAC Special Issue on Caching, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG), Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Springer Algorithmica (ALGO), SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR), ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), PLOS ONE, IEEE Communications Magazine (COMMAG), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (MM), IBM Journal of Research and Development, IEEE Communication Letters (CL), Springer Annals of Operations Research (ANOR), Wiley Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Elsevier Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA), ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Elsevier Information Processing Letters (IPL), Elsevier Computer & Security (COSE), IEEE Computer (COM), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM), IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (THMS), Wiley Security and Communication Networks (SCN), Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Elsevier Computer Communications (COMCOM), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (MM), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless), Elsevier Theoretical Computer Science (TCS), Elsevier Computer Networks (COMNET), Elsevier Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS), Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Control and Cybernetics Quarterly, IEEE Communications Letters, Springer Theory of Computing Systems (TOCS), Annals of Telecommunications (ANTE), Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), MPDI Games, BISE / Wirtschaftsinformatik, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOC), etc.

I also serve as reviewer for the Mathematical Reviews (MR) of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Expert reviewer for:

European Research Council (ERC) grants, Action Lines of European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT 2015, 2014), EU ICT Inducement Prizes of Horizon 2020, French National Research Agency (ANR), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), National Science Center Poland, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Israeli Ministry of Science Technology and Space, Icelandic Research Fund, Chilean FONDECYT, Unity Through Knowledge Fund Croatia, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), etc.

PhD Committees, Postdocs, Students, and Interns

Habilitation and PhD committee memberships:

I am fortunate to be working with very talented researchers and students, in particular:


PhD students:

Interns and Visitors: