Manuel Peuster holds a PhD in computer science (summa cum laude, with honors) from Paderborn University, Germany. His research interests include network softwarization (NFV/SDN), 5G and next generation networks, Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), as well as benchmarking and performance prediction of distributed systems. He was involved in several publicly-founded research and innovation projects, like SONATA-NFV and 5GTANGO. He was an active contributor to OpenSource MANO and founded several open-source projects, such as Containernet. Manuel has (co-) authored and published more than 40 research papers in international journals and in peer-reviewed conferences and has more than 15 years of experience as software developer in various areas.

In his spare time he enjoys riding motorbikes, is a licensed ham radio operator, and acts as an active volunteer firefighter at the fire department of his hometown Nationalparkstadt Waldeck/Nieder-Werbe where he also serves as second squad lead of the local fire house.


Senior DevOps Engineer

Industry 4.0, Remote
09/2023 - today

Further details upon request.

Cloud Platform Architect

McAfee (Skyhigh Security), Remote
03/2020 - 08/2023

Further details upon request.

Research Associate

Paderborn University, Germany
2015 - 2020

Research areas: Network function virtualization (NFV), software defined networks (SDN), 5G network architectures and wireless access networks, Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), and benchmarking.

Student Research Assistant

Paderborn University, Germany

Worked as a student assistant in several national and international research projects. Developed several research prototypes and simulation frameworks in the areas of cloud computing and mobile networks.

Software Developer

Conpatec Software GbR, Germany
2004 - 2014

Requirements analysis, design, and implementation of software tools for statics calculations of lightweight metal constructions based on the Microsoft .Net Framework.


Best Poster Award

Halifax, Canada

15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)

Best Student Paper Award

Montreal, Canada

4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft)


European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) OpenSource MANO (OSM)

Best Demo Award

Bologna, Italy

3rd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft)

Skills & Technologies

Programming (Python, C, C++, C#, ...)

Software Architecture

DevOps & Automation

Container Tech. (Docker, Kubernets)

Public and On-prem Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack)

Project Management