Björn Scheuermann, Prof. Dr.

In 2018 Prof. Dr. Björn Scheuermann joined the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society as a Research Director. His background is in computer science and mathematics. After professorships at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Würzburg and Bonn he holds the Chair of Computer Engineering at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2012. Additionally, he has been the managing director of Humboldt University’s department of Computer Science from 2016 to 2018. His research interests are in the areas of design of computer and network systems. In this context, he is looking at questions of security, resource efficiency and reliability. Approaching these topics from an engineer’s point of view, Scheuermann takes into consideration how networks and other digital technologies interact with humans and society. In his role as a director at HIIG, his research is centered around questions of privacy and data protection as well as the societal dimension of IT security.

He regularly carries out research projects funded among others by federal ministries, the European Union, the state of Berlin and the German Research Foundation. He is a principal investigator of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), the Helmholtz-Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS) and the BMBF-funded Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, which he co-initiated. His work was distinguished with several awards; these include, for instance, becoming one of the first Junior Fellows of the Gesellschaft für Informatik in 2013, in honor of his commitment to the interface between computer science and societal questions.

Prof. Scheuermann advised a number of successful startups. He is a member of several advisory councils, including those of the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID) and the Media Policy Lab of the State Media Authority of Berlin-Brandenburg. He has been member of award juries, including those for the dissertation award of the Gesellschaft für Informatik, the Berlin Deep Tech Award and the German IT Security Award.

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Relevant Publications
Conference contributions and other activities
Relevant Publications

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Hager, S., John, P., Dietzel, S., Scheuermann, B. (2018). RuleBender: Tree-based policy transformations for practical packet classification systems. Elsevier Computer Networks, 135, 253-265. Publication details

Schaeffer, M., Naumann R., Dietzel, S., Scheuermann, B. (2018). Hierarchical Layer Selection with Low Overhead in Prioritized Network Coding. IFIP Networking 2018 Proceedings. Publication details

Kondrateva, O., Döbler, H., Sparka, H., Freimann, A., Scheuermann, B., Schilling, K. (2018). Throughput-Optimal Joint Routing and Scheduling for Low-Earth-Orbit Satellite Networks. 2018 14th Annual Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS). Publication details

Hager, S., Bendyk, D. & Scheuermann, B. (2017). Matching Circuits Can Be Small: Partial Evaluation and Reconfiguration for Flexible FPGA-based Packet Processing. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 109(C), 42-49. Publication details

Fiessler, A., Lorenz, C., Hager, S., Scheuermann, B., & Moore, A. (2017). HyPaFilter+: Enhanced Hybrid Packet Filtering using Hardware Assisted Classification and Header Space Analysis. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 25(6), 3655-3669. Publication details

Henningsen, S., Dietzel, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2017). Challenges of Misbehavior Detection in Industrial Wireless Networks. ADHOCNETS '17: 9th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks. Publication details

Brack, S., Dietzel, S., Scheuermann, B. (2017). ANONUS: Anonymous Bonus Point System with Fraud Detection. LCN '17: 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks. Publication details

Sparka, H., Naumann, R., Dietzel, S., Scheuermann, B. (2017). Effective Lossless Compression of Sensor Information in Manufacturing Industry. LCN '17: 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks. Publication details

Naumann, R., Dietzel, S., Wartschinski, L., Schumacher, B., & Scheuermann, B. (2017). TANDEM: Prioritizing Wireless Communication for Robust Industrial Process Control. ICCCN '17: 26th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks. Publication details

Fiessler, A., Hager, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2017). Flexible line speed network packet classification using hybrid on-chip matching circuits. HPSR '17: 18th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing. Publication details

von Wedel-Parlow, M., Tschorsch, F., & Scheuermann, B. (2017). Speed Dating: A Performance-Enhanced Rendezvous Circuit for Tor. GI '17: 20th IEEE Global Internet Symposium. Publication details

Fiessler, A., Loebenberger, D., Hager, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2017). On the Use of (Non-)Cryptographic Hashes on FPGAs. ARC '17: 13th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing. Publication details

Tschorsch, F., & Scheuermann, B. (2016). Bitcoin and Beyond: A Technical Survey on Decentralized Digital Currencies. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 18(3), 2084-2123. Publication details

Kuhlisch, W., Roos, M., Rothe, J., Rudolph, J., Scheuermann, B., & Stoyan, D. (2016). A Statistical Approach to Calibrating the Scores of Biased Reviewers of Scientific Papers. Metrika - International Journal for Theoretical and Applied Statistics, 79(1), 37-57. Publication details

Naumann, R., Dietzel, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2016). Towards More Realistic Network Simulations: Leveraging the System-Call Barrier. ADHOCNETS '16: 8th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, 2016. Publication details

Dittler, T., Tschorsch, F., Dietzel, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2016). ANOTEL: Cellular Networks with Location Privacy. LCN '16: 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks. Publication details

Hager, S., Brack, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2016). The Small, the Fast and the Lazy (SFL): A General Approach for Fast and Flexible Packet Classification. LCN '16: 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 2016. Publication details

Gusew, W., & Scheuermann, B. (2016). Starting workflow tasks before they’re ready. eScience '16: 12th IEEE International Conference on eScience. Publication details

Tschorsch, F., & Scheuermann, B. (2016). Mind the Gap: Towards a Backpressure-Based Transport Protocol for the Tor Network. NSDI '16: 13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation. Publication details

Fiessler, A., Hager, S., Scheuermann, B., & Moore, A. W. (2016). HyPaFilter – A Versatile Hybrid FPGA Packet Filter. ANCS '16: 12th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems. Publication details

Hager, S., John, P., Fiessler, A., Scheuermann, B., & Moore, A. W. (2016). Minflate: Combining Rule Set Minimization with Jump-based Expansion for Fast Packet Classification. ANCS '16: 12th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems. Publication details

Hager, S., Bendyk, D., & Scheuermann, B. (2015). Partial Reconfiguration and Specialized Circuitry for Flexible FPGA-based Packet Processing. ReConFig '15: 2015 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs. Publication details

Cagara, D., Scheuermann, B., & Bazzan, A (2015). Traffic optimization on Islands. 7th Annual IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, 2015. Publication details

Naumann, R., Dietzel, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2015). INFLATE: Incremental Wireless Transmission for Sensor Information in Industrial Environments. ANTS '15: 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems. Publication details

Gusew, W., Hager, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2015). CATE: An Open and Highly Configurable Framework for Performance Evaluation of Packet Classification Algorithms. WSC '15: Winter Simulation Conference. Publication details

Brack, S., Hager, S., & Scheuermann, B. (2015). JitVector: Just-in-Time Code Generation for Network Packet Classification. LCN '15: 40th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 2015. Publication details

Pasin, M., Fao de Moura, R., & Scheuermann, B. (2015). VANET-based Intersection Control with a Throughput/Fairness Tradeoff. WMNC '15: 8th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference. Publication details

Baselt, D., Knorr, F., Scheuermann, B., Schreckenberg, M., & Mauve, M. (2014). Merging Lanes – Fairness through Communication. Elsevier Vehicular Communications, 1(2), 97-104. Publication details

Dietzel, S., Petit, J., Kargl, F., & Scheuermann, B. (2014). In-Network Aggregation for Vehicular Networks. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 16(4). Publication details

Tschorsch, F., & Scheuermann, B. (2013). An Algorithm for Privacy-Preserving Distributed User Statistics. Elsevier Computer Networks, 54(14), 2775-2787. Publication details

Tschorsch, F,. & Scheuermann, B. (2013). How (not) to Build a Transport Layer for Anonymity Overlays. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 40(14), 101-106. Publication details

IEEE Network (2012). Probabilistic Parallel Measurement of Network Traffic at Multiple Locations. IEEE Network, 26(1), 6-12. Publication details

Rybicki, J., Scheuermann, B., & Mauve, M. (2012). Peer-to-Peer Data Structures for Cooperative Traffic Information Systems. Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 8(2), 194-209. Publication details

Lochert, C., Scheuermann, B., & Mauve, M. (2010). A Probabilistic Method for Cooperative Hierarchical Aggregation of Data in VANETs. Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, 8(5), 518-530. Publication details

Jarre, F., Kiess, W., Mauve, M., Roos, M., & Scheuermann, B. (2010). Least Squares Timestamp Synchronization for Local Broadcast Networks. Springer Optimization & Engineering, 11(1), 107-123. Publication details

Scheuermann, B., & Kiess, W. (2009). Who Said That? – The Send-Receive Correlation Problem in Network Log Analysis. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 37(2), 3-5. Publication details

Tran, T. M. C., Scheuermann, B., & Mauve, M. (2009). Lightweight Detection of Node Presence in MANETs. Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, 7(7), 1386-1399. Publication details

Jarre, F., Kiess, W., Mauve, M., Roos, M., & Scheuermann, B. (2009). On the Time Synchronization of Distributed Log Files in Networks with Local Broadcast Media. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 17(2), 431-444. Publication details

Rybicki, J., Lochert, C., Scheuermann, B., Mauve, M. (2008). Scalable Data Dissemination for Inter-Vehicle Communication: Aggregation versus Peer-to-Peer. it - Information Technology, 50(4), 237-242. Publication details

Scheuermann, B., Lochert, C., Mauve, M. (2008). Implicit Hop-by-Hop Congestion Control in Wireless Multihop Networks. Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, 6(2), 260-286. Publication details

Lochert, C., Scheuermann, B., Mauve, M. (2008). A Survey on Congestion Control for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks. Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 7(5), 655-676. Publication details

Other publications

Scheuermann, B. (2018). Rithm of algo – Björn Scheuermann on algorithms and trust in machines, [Audio Podcast] Exploring digital spheres – a podcast by HIIG. Retrieved from: hiig.de/podcast. Publication details

Conference contributions and other activities

Lectures and presentations

Industrial Internet. TU Darmstadt. Burghotel Dinklage, Dinklage, Germany: 14.08.2018

Björn Scheuermann

Cooperative Road Traffic Information Systems and In-Network Data Aggregation. Universität Bremen. Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany: 21.06.2018

Björn Scheuermann

Moderation of workshops and panels

Validation rules for blockchain research - International workshop on scholarly blockchain research priorities. Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam. Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 04.12.2018

Björn Scheuermann, Ingolf Pernice

Organisation of events

Digital Identity, Citizenship and Democracy in Europe Kick-Off Event
Kick-Off Event: Digital Identity, Citizenship and Democracy in Europe. 20.08.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)

Konstantinos Tsakiliotis, Teresa Völker, Björn Scheuermann, Monique Morrow, Christian Djeffal, Julian Hölzel, Kai Gärtner, Jörg Pohle, Ingolf Pernice

Ethical hacking and Cybersecurity
From 02.07.2018 to 02.07.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (National)

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Nominations

Berufungskommission Digitalisierung und Partizipation: FU Berlin.

Björn Scheuermann

Mitglied im wissenschaftlichen Beirat: Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab Universität Amsterdam.

Björn Scheuermann

Senior Fellow: Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies.

Björn Scheuermann

Berufungskommission Recht der Informationsgesellschaft: HU Berlin.

Björn Scheuermann

Principal Investigator: Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.

Björn Scheuermann

Programm-Mitgliedschaft IEEE International Conference on Blockchain 2018, 2019.

Björn Scheuermann

Programm-Mitgliedschaft: Wireless Days 2018, 2019.

Björn Scheuermann

Programm-Mitgliedschaft: 17th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2018).

Björn Scheuermann

Programm-Mitgliedschaft: 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks 2018.

Björn Scheuermann

Programm-Mitgliedschaft: IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2018.

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Programm-Mitgliedschaft: 14th/15th IEEE/IFIP Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference (WONS 2018, 2019).

Björn Scheuermann

Programm-Mitgliedschaft: Jahrestagung SICHERHEIT 2018.

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Mitglied im Beirat: Düsseldorfer Institut für Internet und Demokratie.

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Junior Fellow: Gesellschaft für Informatik.

Björn Scheuermann

Berufungskommission Technische Informatik: Universität Osnabrück.

Björn Scheuermann

Mitglied Erweitertes Leitungsgremium Fachgruppe “Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme”: Gesellschaft für Informatik.

Björn Scheuermann

Studienkommission Fakultätentag Informatik.

Björn Scheuermann

Mitglied im Beirat: Media Policy Lab.

Björn Scheuermann

Principal Investigator: Einstein Center Digital Future.

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Principal Investigator: Heibrids.

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Participation as expert

Berlin Conference on Crypto-Currencies in a Digital Economy Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin, Germany: 29.11.2018

Björn Scheuermann

Hatespeech and Bots Deutscher Bundestag. Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, Germany: 22.10.2018

Björn Scheuermann

ForDigital Blockchain Workshop KIT; University of Mannheim. KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany: 01.02.2018

Björn Scheuermann

Philosophisch-informatisches Expertengespräch DFG. DFG, Bonn, Germany: 03.01.2018

Björn Scheuermann