Research Associate
Amr Osman

Amr is a doctoral researcher at the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, TU Dresden. Prior to that, he wrote his PhD thesis about self-adaptive network security for agile edge clouds at the chair of data privacy & security under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thorsten Strufe. During that time, he was actively involved in many research clusters and projects including the Helmholtz Institute of Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the center of excellence for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-loop (CeTI). Amr’s work won multiple awards such as the first place at the Telekom challenge 2021. It also was featured in many venues such as Software campus, Huawei research center, Munich, Avast inc, USA, and the website of the German ministry of education and research (BMBF). In the past, Amr was a founding member of stacktile GmbH, and was a research assistant at the TU Berlin, chair of Internet Network Architectures (INET). He also held various positions at Vodafone and Intel labs.

CeTI rooms within CeTI you are involved in:

K2, TP3, TP5

Further Questions:

What do you value most about your work at CeTI?

The amazing network of bright researchers, the extra sessions on career & personal development, as well as the special attention to inclusion, diversity, and societal good at large.

What was your best moment at CeTI so far?

Winning the first place at the Telekom challenge in 2021. This would not have been possible without the help of all the dedicated and supportive team members, and supervisors at CeTI.

What else would you like to research?

The two-sided relationship between technology and societal good. Often we focus on how we can use technology to improve society, but we neglect how exponentially-powerful technology is actually changing the core fabrics of human interactions today. From a psychological perspective, our human brain cannot keep up with the influx of information and the technological stimuli, in both: their volume and intensity.

How do you spend your spare time?

Participate in young non-profit youth organizations such as TEDxDresden, the European students forum, and coaching young students all over Europe using non-formal education methods. In addition, I am an active member of the startup Eco-system in Dresden and in Berlin, and have delivered many keynote talks in the past such as my latest invited keynote talk at the Dresden house of state together with International talent award program (intap). I also try to attend events & trainings that are away  from the technology bubble such as the German symposium at the London School of Political Science and Business Economics (LSE).


Amr Osman; Armin Wasicek; Stefan Köpsell; Thorsten Strufe

Transparent microsegmentation in smart home IoT networks (Proceedings Article)

In: Proceedings of the USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge), 2020.

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Amr Osman; Simon Hanisch; Thorsten Strufe

SeCoNetBench: A modular framework for secure container networking benchmarks (Proceedings Article)

In: Proceedings of the European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Edge Computing (EuroS&P), 2019.

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Amr Osman; Pascal Brückner; Hani Salah; Frank H. P. Fitzek; Thorsten Strufe; Mathias Fischer

Sandnet: Towards high quality of deception in container-based microservice architectures (Proceedings Article)

In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2019.

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