Prof. Dr.

Stefan Schmid

Faculty of Computer Science
University of Vienna
Währinger Strasse 29
Office 5.38
AT - 1090 Vienna
phone: +431427778610
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Stefan Schmid

CV: I am a Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, working part-time for the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT). 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 2018, I was a (tenured) Associate Professor in the Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems group at Aalborg University, Denmark, and from 2018 to 2021, a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna, Austria where I also served in the executive board of the Vienna Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Cluster (ViSP). Since 2021, I am a member of the Council of the European Association of Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the EATCS. Since 2019 I serve as an Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN). I received the IEEE Communications Society ITC Early Career Award 2016 and an ERC Consolidator Grant 2019, and co-founded the startup company Stacktile supported by Germany's EXIST program. For more details and 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: Short papers and poster/demo papers


Book Chapters

In the Press

Some Projects



Code and Demos

Several of our works received artefact evaluation badges, please see the publications above for details (they are not listed in the following again).

Talks and Panels

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, etc.


General Chair, Steering Committees and Boards:



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), Elsevier Performance Evaluation (PEVA), 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:

INRIA Evaluation Committee (on theme Networks and Telecommunications, 2020), EIBA 9th Danny Van Den Bulcke Doctoral Symposium (discussant, 2020), European Research Council (ERC) grants, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), 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.

Postdocs, Students, Interns, and PhD Committees

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


PhD students:

Interns and Visitors:

Student workers: Esra Ceylan, Paula-Elena Gheorghe, Katsiaryna Zaitsava, Daniel Berger, Thomas Fenz, David Fuchssteiner, Michael Mente, Robert Sama, Bernhard Schrenk, Niki Süss, Philipp Zabka.

Habilitation and PhD committee memberships: