Prof. Anja Feldmann, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

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.



+49 30 314 75170




Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme, Lehrstuhl Internet Network Architectures
  • Positions

    Principal Investigator (PI):

    Research Group "Work and cooperation in the sharing economy"

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  • Committees and functions
    • Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
    • Mitglied der Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
    • Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech)
    • Mitglied der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    • Mitglied der Academia Europaea
    • Mitglied Aufsichtsrat Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    • Mitglied der interdisziplinären Arbeitsgruppe „Verantwortung im digitalen Zeitalter“
    • Mitglied des Fachausschusses Kommunikation und Information der Deutschen UNESCO-Kommission
    • Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirates, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
    • Mitglied Präsidium eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft e. V.
    • Mitglied des Kuratoriums der Gemeinnützigen Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungstransfers e. V.
    • Principal Investigator des Berlin Big Data Center
  • 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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