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 radio, security for software-defined networking
  • Millimeter-wave experimentation with off-the-shelf devices
  • Machine learning for wireless networks
  • Protocols for mobile ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks (and resiliency/security)
  • Technologies for mesh networks (and resiliency/security)
  • Performance evaluation of communication protocols
  • Anonymity and anti-censorship in wireless networks

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.


You can apply for topics after the kick-off meeting. We will assign the topics to groups of students shortly after the registration periods accordingly to your preferences. 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, October 22, 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.