Dr. Lauritz Thamsen | TU Berlin | ARM | DOS | diselab

I am a postdoc researcher at TU Berlin, where I lead the work on Adaptive Resource Management (ARM) in the research group on Distributed and Operating Systems (DOS) and teach Cloud Computing. I am also a part of the diselab, an ongoing collaboration between researchers from TU Berlin and Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) on distributed systems engineering, and involved in the collaborative research centers BIFOLD and FONDA, the international teaching network ide3a, the interdisciplinary research projects WaterGridSense, OPTIMA, and Telemed5000, as well as the Data Science graduate school HEIBRiDS.

Lauritz Thamsen

I got my PhD from TU Berlin, working on adaptive resource management for distributed dataflows in the Berlin Big Data Center and the research project Stratosphere under Odej Kao. Prior to that, I was part of the Software Architecture Group of Robert Hirschfeld at HPI, the HPI Research School, and the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. I also worked at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California, on interactive programming systems in SAP's Technology Infrastructure Practice under Dan Ingalls and at Signavio in Berlin as a software engineer. Other successfully completed projects include research collaborations with Bundesdruckerei GmbH and Bedarra Research Labs.

My research is located at the intersection of distributed systems, operating systems, and software engineering, where I am generally passionate about systems research and making computing more accessible. More specifically, my interests include resource management and scheduling, dependable and adaptive distributed systems, cloud and fog computing, as well as distributed data processing. Currently, I am looking into easy-to-use, yet efficient distributed data processing on diverse large cluster infrastructures and dependable distributed systems in context of the Internet of Things.


lauritz.thamsen at tu-berlin.de
+49 30 314 24539


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TU Berlin


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  • April 2021: In addition to the interdisciplinary and international new ide3a course on Critical Infrastructure and Digitalization, I will be teaching in two advanced Computer Science courses in the upcoming summer term at TU Berlin: a seminar on scalable and reliable systems and a master project on serverless edge computing.
  • April 2021: We have won the "Best WiP Paper" award at PerCom 2021 for our work on Marvis, one of the main projects in the diselab, aiming to make it easier to continuously test and develop dependable IoT systems.
  • March 2021: We are organizing a new lecture series in our ide3a-network in the upcoming summer semester: The lectures will discuss the digitalization of critical urban infrastructures such as transport systems, energy grids, water networks, and information technology and feature speakers from several infrastructure domains. Registration deadline is March 26!
  • March 2021: I am part of the team that organizes ICSOC 2021. Call for research and industry papers is already up!
  • February 2021: We are organizing a Workshop on Testing Distributed Internet of Things Systems (TDIS) at IEEE IC2E 2021. If your work is related, we would be very happy to receive your contribution to the workshop!
  • October 2020: In the winter semester I will lecture on Virtual Resources and Distributed Cloud Applications and on Critical IoT Systems.
  • August 2020: I am helping to organize IEEE IC2E 2021 and it promises to be a good conference again, so if your work is related to Cloud Computing, consider submitting a paper. Deadline will be sometime in Spring 2021!
  • July 2020: We are part of FONDA, a new collaborative research center funded by the DFG. In the project, we will look at how adaptive resource management can make life easier for scientists, who have to work with clusters to analyze large scientific datasets.
  • June 2020: To strengthen the ongoing collaboration between the DOS group at TU Berlin and the OSM group at HPI, we founded the Distributed Systems Engineering Lab (diselab). In the lab, we come together to investigate new methods, systems, and tools for dependable distributed systems, specifically looking at IoT systems in context of critical urban infrastructures.
  • June 2020: We successfully started the working group on Adaptive Resource Management (ARM) in Distributed and Operating Systems at TU Berlin.
  • March 2020: We are part of two new and exciting research projects starting this summer. In BIFOLD, we will continue to do systems research at the intersection of distributed systems, data management, and machine learning. In ide3a, we are creating a set of integrated courses around critical urban infrastructures, implementing elements of MOOCs and using new simulation tools, in a network of European universities.


  • Collaboration: If you are interested in working with me on adaptive resource management for data-intensive distributed systems, let me know.
  • Community service: I am available for scientific community service in the areas of resource management and scheduling, dependable and adaptive distributed systems, cloud and fog computing, as well as distributed data processing.
  • Theses: We are always looking to work with motivated students. Have a look at the proposed topics, at our previous research results, and get in touch.