René Glebke, M.Sc.

Cyber-Physical Systems Group
Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems (Computer Science 4)
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen, Germany

rene.glebke[[at]] (correspondence languages: German, English)
+49 241 80-21424
Fax: +49 241 80-22222

Office: Building E3, Room 9019 (upper right corridor)
Office hours (Mon-Fri): 10:00-14:00: Appointments preferred (drop me an email), 14:00-18:00: Whenever the door is open (please also drop me a mail for an appointment for longer discussions, e.g., interest in a thesis)

Research Interests

After graduating as a M.Sc. from RWTH Aachen University in September 2015, I joined COMSYS' research group on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in March/April 2016. My main research interests are in the fields of accelerated processing strategies for industrial control networks and industrial control systems, low-level packet processing, and applications of cyber-physical systems in medical scenarios.

I am currently affiliated with the following projects:

I have formerly also been affiliated with the following projects:

During my bachelor studies at COMSYS, I developed the VODSim BitTorrent simulation framework for ns-3. This project is currently on hold, but I still offer occasional support.

Teaching Activities


Currently available theses within our group can be found on a special RWTH-only page: Available Theses. Any open theses supervised by me can be found there.

Additionally, should you have your own thesis or research project idea, I'd be happy to discuss it with you (see my office hours and appointment policy above)!

A Few Notes to "External" Thesis Applicants

Please note that external theses (i.e., theses that are to be carried out in cooperation with an industrial partner) are subject to a rigorous selection process involving both me as a staff member, the CPS group and Professor Wehrle. Hence, contact me very early on if you want to write an external thesis with us so I can give you all required information. Your mail should include a written description of your planned project of at least 600 words, answering questions about the context and scope of the project, your plans on how to evaluate the system you want to build (note that "it works for the company" is not enough as an evaluation), and an overview (with phone numbers and email addresses) of your supervisors at the respective company.

(Past) Teaching Activities

I am/have been involved in the following courses at RWTH Aachen University:


René Glebke, Martin Henze, Klaus Wehrle, Philipp Niemietz, Daniel Trauth, Patrick Mattfeld and Thomas Bergs
Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Wailea, HI, USA
January 2019
Jan Rüth, René Glebke, Klaus Wehrle, Vedad Causevic and Sandra Hirche
Towards In-Network Industrial Feedback Control
Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2018 1st Workshop on In-Network Computing (NetCompute 2018), Budapest, Hungary
Publisher: ACM,
August 2018
Jan Rüth, René Glebke, Tanja Ulmen and Klaus Wehrle
Demo: Towards In-Network Processing for Low-Latency Industrial Control
In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society,
April 2018
Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Benchmarking Cyber-Physical Networks and Systems (CPSBench'18)
April 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6742-2
Proceedings of the 43rd ACM SIGCOMM Conference (SIGCOMM '15), London, United Kingdom
Publisher: ACM,
August 2015
Elias Weingaertner, René Glebke and Alexander Hocks
Benchmarking Peer-to-Peer Systems Understanding Quality of Service in Large-Scale Distributed Systems
In Effelsberg, Wolfgang and Steinmetz, Ralf and Strufe, Thorsten, editor, Volume 7847 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Chapter Content Delivery Overlays, page 69-79.
Publisher: Springer,
ISBN: 978-3-642-38672-5
Building a modular BitTorrent model for ns-3
Proceedings of the 2012 workshop on ns-3 (WNS3 2012), 26 March 2012, Desenzano del Garda, Italy, page 373-344.
Publisher: ICST, Brussels, Belgium
March 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1510-4
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