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Prof. Anja Feldmann, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Anja Feldmann

Prof. Anja Feldmann, Ph.D. (TU Berlin), has been director of the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken and honorary professor at the TU Berlin and Saarland University since the beginning of 2018. She studied computer science at the University of Paderborn from which she graduated in 1990. She then continued her studies at Carnegie Mellon University (USA), where she obtained her Master of Science in 1991 and her Ph.D. four years later. She spent the following four years as a researcher at AT&T Labs Research before accepting professorships at Saarland University and the TU Munich.

Since 2006 she has held the Chair of Internet Network Architectures at Telekom Innovation Laboratories, an institute affiliated with the TU Berlin. In May 2012, she became the first female member of the SAP Supervisory Board, representing management.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Principal Investigator (PI) since 15 September 2022

Research Group: Digital Economy, Internet, Ecosystems and Internet Policy


Principal Investigator (PI) until 14 September 2022

Research Group: Work and cooperation in the sharing economy

Committees and functions

  • Director at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science
  • Member of the Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of  the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Member of the interdisciplinary working group "Responsibility in the Digital Age"
  • Member of the Expert Committee on Communication and Information of the German UNESCO Commission
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Leibniz Center for Informatics of the Leibniz Association
  • Member of the Executive Committee, eco - Verband der Internetwirtschaft e. V.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungstransfers e. V. (non-profit organization for the promotion of research transfer)
  • Principal Investigator of the Berlin Big Data Center
  • Member of the Review Board "Operational, Communication, Database and Distributed Systems", Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e. V.
  • Member of the Excellence Council of the University of Hamburg
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the S20 Commission (Advisory Board of the G20 countries)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Perspectives Commission and the IT Commission, Max Planck Society
  • Spokeswoman and Vice Chairwoman of the IMPRS Trust, Max Planck Society
  • Member of the Dioscuri - Centre of Excellence, Max Planck Society


Fields of research

  • Data analytics
  • Software defined networking
  • Internet measurement
  • Traffic characterization
  • Network management
  • Network performance debugging
  • Improving application performance



Suresh, P. L., Canini, M., Schmid, S. & Feldmann, A. (2015). C3: Cutting Tail Latency in Cloud Data Stores via Adaptive Replica Selection. In Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI 15) (S. 513-527).

Ager, B., Chatzis, N., Feldmann, A., Sarrar, N., Uhlig, S. & Willinger, W. (2012). Anatomy of a large European IXP. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2012 conference on Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication (163-174).

Aggarwal, V., Feldmann, A. & Scheideler, C. (2007). Can ISPs and P2P users cooperate for improved performance?. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 37 (3), 29-40.

Feldmann, A. (2007). Internet clean-slate design: what and why?. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 37(3), 59-64.

Feldmann, A., Gilbert, A. C. & Willinger, W. (1998). Data networks as cascades: Investigating the multifractal nature of Internet WAN traffic. In ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 28(4), 42-55.

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