Sebastian Henningsen is a researcher at the Weizenbaum-Institute and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in an interdisciplinary group working on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains. From 2009 to 2015 he obtained a B. Sc. (with honors) and a M. Sc. in computer science from the University of Technology in Kaiserslautern, with a scholarship from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung during 2013 and 2015.
His research focuses on the security and modeling of Peer-to-Peer networks in the context of Blockchain-Systems on the one hand, and algorithmic central banking, on the other hand. Other interests include mathematical modeling, in particular of communication networks as well as interdisciplinary questions in the context of distributed systems. He co-developed the stochastic network calculator with Michael Beck (advisor) and Steffen Bondorf.
Positions at Weizenbaum Institut
Research Group "Trust in Distributed Environments"
I. Pernice, S. Henningsen, R. Proskalovich, M. Florian, H. Elendner, B. Scheuermann Monetary Stabilization in Cryptocurrencies – Design Approaches and Open Questions, to appear in IEEE Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology, 2019
S. Henningsen, D. Teunis, M. Florian, and B. Scheuermann Eclipsing Ethereum Peers with False Friends IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain (IEEE S&B) 2019, 2019
M. Florian, S. Beaucamp, S. Henningsen, and B. Scheuermann Erasing Data from Blockchain Nodes IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain (IEEE S&B) 2019, IEEE, 2019
S. Beaucamp, S. Henningsen, and M. Florian Strafbarkeit durch Speicherung der Bitcoin-Blockchain? Multimedia und Recht, 2018
S. Henningsen, L. Mann, S. Dietzel, and B. Scheuermann Together We are Strong: Securing Industrial Wireless Networks with Overhearing Nodes LCN ’18: Proceedings of the 43th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 2018
P. Nikolaus, S. Henningsen, M. A. Beck, and J. Schmitt Integrating Fractional Brownian Motion Arrivals into the Statistical Network Calculus Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Network Calculus and Applications, 2018
S. Henningsen, S. Dietzel, and B. Scheuermann Misbehavior Detection in Industrial Wireless Networks: Challenges and Directions Mobile Networks and Applications, 2018
Michael A. Beck, Sebastian A. Henningsen: Technical Report The Stochastic Network Calculator. CoRR abs/1707.07739 (2017)
S. A. Henningsen, S. Dietzel, and B. Scheuermann Challenges of Misbehavior Detection in Industrial Wireless Networks Ad Hoc Networks - 9th International Conference, AdHocNets 2017, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, September 28-29, 2017, Proceedings, 2017
Michael A. Beck, Sebastian A. Henningsen, Qian Xu, Jianping Wang, Kui Wu, Xian Liu: Demo abstract: An integrated tool of applying stochastic network calculus for network performance analysis. INFOCOM Workshops 2017: 964-965
D. S. Berger, S. Henningsen, F. Ciucu, and J. B. Schmitt Maximizing Cache Hit Ratios by Variance Reduction SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 2015
M. A. Beck, S. A. Henningsen, S. B. Birnbach, and J. B. Schmitt Towards a Statistical Network Calculus– Dealing with Uncertainty in Arrivals The 33rd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2014), 2014
Keynote: Monetary Stabilization in Cryptocurrencies – Design Approaches and Open Questions (with I. Pernice and R. Proskalovich). 3rd ForDigital Blockchain Workshop, Karlsruhe (2019)
Eclipsing Ethereum Peers with False Friends (Lightning Talk), 3rd ForDigital Blockchain Workshop, Karlsruhe (2019)
Inefficiencies in Ethereum’s Peer Management, 2nd ForDigital Blockchain Workshop, Karlsruhe (2018)
Blockchain Forks from Tech and Finance Perspectives (with Hermann Elendner), Blockchain Nights (2017)
(De-)Central Banks: The Challenges of Monetary Policies on the Blockchain, 3rd Berlin-Princeton-Singapore Workshop on Quantitive Finance (2017)
Analysis of TTL Caches with Capacity Constraints, HU Berlin, Computer Engineering Group (2015)