The course deals with cutting-edge development topics in the area of network security and wireless communications with a particular focus on mobile networked systems. Besides a general overview, this course gives you the opportunity to deepen into a special development topic. The topics are selected according to the specific working areas of the participating researchers and convey technical and basic scientific competencies in one or more of the following topics:

  • Security for software-defined radios, security for software-defined networking
  • Millimeter-wave experimentation with off-the-shelf devices
  • Machine learning for wireless networks
  • Performance evaluation of communication protocols
  • Privacy and security aspect of Wireless sensing

The available topics are derived from current research in the WISE group and change every semester. During the kick-off meeting, we present all topics with time for discussion. If you have any questions or concerns about any topic, please contact the respective supervisor.


In summer semester 2023 we offer two rounds of topic registration. The topics are published on Moodle on April 11 and you can state your topic preferences until April 15. After the kick-off meeting a second round of topic registration is opened until April 22.

We will assign the topics to group of students shortly after each of the two registration periods accordingly to your preferences. Please keep in mind, that additional students might be assigned to your group after the kick-off meeting. However, if many students are interested in a particular topic, we cannot guarantee to be able to assign you as desired. Please note that applying for topics is only possible until Sunday, April 24, 23:59. All further details will be announced on Moodle.

Please keep in mind that a valid registration in TUCaN and attendance in the kick-off is mandatory to participate in the course. Most topics are offered for teams of 2 – 4 students. During the kick-off, you have time to search for other students to work with. If you are unable to find a team, we will try to assign you.


The available topics state requirements and prerequisites that you should meet. We try to ensure that you have sufficient background knowledge to successfully complete this course. You are asked to describe your experience in individual areas before applying for a particular topic. More information on this proceeding is announced during the kick-off meeting.