Bastian Bloessl

Dr. Bastian Bloessl

Research Group Leader
Secure Mobile Networking Lab
TU Darmstadt, Germany

Short Biography

Dr. Bastian Bloessl is a research group leader at the Secure Mobile Networking Lab (SEEMOO) of TU Darmstadt in Germany. In the summer term 2023, he was a substitute professor (W3) and head of the Computer Networks group at Paderborn University. Before moving to Darmstadt, Bastian was a research fellow at the CONNECT Center, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s Research Center for Future Networks and Communications, where he was funded through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship. He received his PhD (“Dr. rer. nat.”, summa cum laude) in Computer Science from Paderborn University, Germany, in 2018 and his MSc (“Dipl.-Inform.”) in Computer Science from University of Würzburg, Germany, in 2011. He started his PhD at the Computer and Communication Systems Group at the University of Innsbruck, Austria in 2011, moving with the group to Paderborn University in 2014 to continue his studies. In 2015, he won a FitWeltweit scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which funded a six-month stay in the research group of Prof. Mario Gerla at the Computer Science Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research is focused on real-time signal processing for software-defined wireless communication systems with applications in mission-critical wireless communications and 6G radio access networks. Since 2017, Bastian is a member of the General Assembly of GNU Radio, a popular open source software defined radio framework. Since 2021, he is maintaining FutureSDR, a novel asynchronous software defined radio runtime for heterogeneous architectures.


Research Interest

  • Software-Defined Wireless Communication Systems
  • Next-Generation Radio Access Networks
  • Resilient Wireless Communications

Let’s Collaborate!

Feel free to contact me regarding:

  • Research projects
  • Professional training
  • Contracting and consulting

Selected Publications

  • David Volz, Andreas Koch and Bastian Bloessl, “Software-Defined Wireless Communication Systems for Heterogeneous Architectures,” Proceedings of 29th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2023), Demo Session, Madrid, Spain, October 2023. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Lars Baumgärtner, Maximilian Bauer and Bastian Bloessl, “SUN: A Simulated UAV Network Testbed with Hardware-in-the-Loop SDR Support,” Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2023), Glasgow, Scotland, March 2023. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Bastian Bloessl, Lars Baumgärtner and Matthias Hollick, “Hardware-Accelerated Real-Time Stream Data Processing on Android with GNU Radio,” Proceedings of 14th International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and Characterization (WiNTECH’20), London, UK, September 2020. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Bastian Bloessl, Marcus Müller and Matthias Hollick, “Benchmarking and Profiling the GNU Radio Scheduler,” Proceedings of 9th GNU Radio Conference (GRCon 2019), Huntsville, AL, September 2019. [BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Bastian Bloessl and Aisling O’Driscoll, “A Case for Good Defaults: Pitfalls in VANET Physical Layer Simulations,” Proceedings of IFIP Wireless Days Conference 2019, Manchester, UK, April 2019. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Bastian Bloessl and Falko Dressler, “mSync: Physical Layer Frame Synchronization Without Preamble Symbols,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 17 (10), pp. 2321-2333, October 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, “Performance Assessment of IEEE 802.11p with an Open Source SDR-based Prototype,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 17 (5), pp. 1162-1175, May 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer, Falko Dressler and David Eckhoff, “The Scrambler Attack: A Robust Physical Layer Attack on Location Privacy in Vehicular Networks,” Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015), CNC Workshop, Anaheim, CA, February 2015, pp. 395-400. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

  • Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Leitner, Falko Dressler and Christoph Sommer, “A GNU Radio-based IEEE 802.15.4 Testbed,” Proceedings of 12. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Drahtlose Sensornetze (FGSN 2013), Cottbus, Germany, September 2013, pp. 37-40. [BibTeX, PDF and Details…]