Bio

Manuel Peuster is a systems, cloud, and networking researcher based in 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 is an active contributor to OpenSource MANO and leads several open-source projects, such as Containernet. Manuel has (co-) authored and published more than 30 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 and is an active volunteer firefighter at the fire department of the city of Paderborn as well as at the fire department of his hometown Stadt Waldeck/Nieder-Werbe where he also serves as president of the local fire house’s booster club.

Experiences

Research Associate

Paderborn University, Germany
2015 - present

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
2012-2014

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.

awards

Best Poster Award

Halifax, Canada
10/2019

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

Best Student Paper Award

Montreal, Canada
06/2018

4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft)

10/2017

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

Best Demo Award

Bologna, Italy
06/2017

3rd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft)

Skills & Technologies

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

Software Architecture

DevOps & Automation

Container Tech. (Docker, Kubernets)

Cloud Stacks (OpenStack, AWS, Azure)

Project Management