Hani Salah

Hani Salah

Dr. Hani Salah

Since September 2016 I work as lecturer and researcher at Palestine Polytechnic University (Hebron, Palestine).

Previously, I worked as R&D employee at the TU Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany) and flexOptix GmbH (Dietzenbach, Germany) for 17 months (till August 2016). Before that, I worked as research assistant at TU Darmstadt for four years, and as lecturer and technical assistant at Palestine Polytechnic University for about 5.5 years in total. 

I obtained a PhD degree in computer science from TU Darmstadt in 2015, specialized in  measurements, performance, and security of large-scale distributed systems, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Thorsten Strufe. Before that, I obtained a Master of Science degree in Internetworking from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden and a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Palestine Polytechnic University.

I acted as reviewer / TPC member for: Infocom 2019, CANDAR 2018, IEEE MELECON 2018, IEEE ICCCN 2018, SIOT 2017, IEEE IC2E 2017, CCC 2016, ACNS 2016, LCN 2015, CNS 2014, COMCOM 2014, WWW 2013, HotPost 2013, WoWMoM 2013, Ad­vances in Com­put­er Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Net­works, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications Letters.

My current research interests lie in the areas of large scale (dynamic) distributed systems and future Internet architectures with emphasis on their performance, security, and monitoring (with privacy preservation).   


Postal address:

College of Information Technology and Computer Engineering 
Palestine Polytechnic University 
Wad El Harya Campus, P.O. Box 198 
Room: C-303.

Telefax: +972 (0) 22233050
Email: hani (at) ppu (dot) edu



  • Cloud computing (graduate, undergraduate)
  • Network programming (undergraduate)
  • Computer programming (undergraduate)
  • Computer networks (undergraduate)
  • Scientific research methods (graduate, undergraduate)



  • Full PhD schol­ar­ship: DAAD (Ger­man Aca­dem­ic Ex­change Ser­vice), 2010 - 2015
  • Best stu­dent paper award: 19th IEEE Sym­po­sium on Com­put­ers and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (ISCC), 2014, Madeira, Por­tu­gal.


Selected pub­li­ca­tions (in chronological order)

  • T. Li, H. Salah, M. He, T. Strufe, and S. Santini: REMO: Resource Efficient Distributed Network Monitoring, in IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • H. Salah, M. Fatafta, S. SayyedAhmed, T. Strufe: CoMon++: Mitigating Cache Pollution Attacks in NDN Effectively and Efficiently, in IEEE LCN 2017, Singapore.
  • T. Paul, N. Lochschmidt, H.​ Salah, A. Datta, and T. Strufe: Lilliput: A Storage Service for Lightweight Peer-to-Peer Online Social Networks, in IEEE ICCCN 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
  • H.​ Salah and T. Strufe: Evaluating and Mitigating a Collusive Version of the Interest Flooding Attack in NDN, in IEEE ISCC 2016, Messina, Italy.
  • S. Roos, H.​ Salah, and T. Strufe: On the Routing of Kademlia-type Systems, book chapter in "Advances in Computer Communications and Networks", 2016.
  • H.​ Salah, Mea­sur­ing, Un­der­stand­ing, and Im­prov­ing Con­tent Dis­tri­bu­tion Tech­nolo­gies, PhD Dis­ser­ta­tion, TU Darm­stadt, Novem­ber 2015, Darm­stadt, Ger­many.
  • H.​ Salah, J.​ Wulfhei­de, and T.​ Strufe: Co­or­di­na­tion Sup­ports Se­cu­ri­ty: A New De­fence Mech­a­nism Against In­ter­est Flood­ing in NDN, in IEEE LCN 2015, Clear­wa­ter - Flori­da, USA. 
  • S.​ Roos, H.​ Salah, and T.​ Strufe: De­ter­min­ing the Hop Count in Kadem­lia-type Sys­tems, in IEEE ICCCN 2015, Las Vegas - Neva­da, USA.
  • H.​ Salah, J.​ Wulfhei­de, and T.​ Strufe: Lightweight Co­or­di­nat­ed De­fence Against In­ter­est Flood­ing At­tacks in NDN (poster paper), in IEEE IN­FO­COM 2015, Hong Kong. 
  • H.​ Salah and T.​ Strufe: CoMon: An Ar­chi­tec­ture for Co­or­di­nat­ed Caching and Cache-Aware Rout­ing in CCN, in IEEE CCNC 2015, Las Vegas - Neva­da, USA.
  • T.​ Paul, S.​ Stephen, H.​ Salah, and T.​ Strufe, The Stu­dents’ Por­tal of Il­me­nau: A Holis­tic OSN’s User Be­haviour Model, in PIC­C­IT 2015, He­bron, Pales­tine.
  • H.​ Salah, S.​ Roos, and T.​ Strufe: Di­ver­si­ty En­tails Im­prove­ment: A New Neigh­bour Se­lec­tion Scheme for Kadem­lia-type Sys­tems, in IEEE P2P 2014, Lon­don, UK.
  • H.​ Salah, S.​ Roos, and T.​ Strufe: Char­ac­ter­iz­ing Graph-The­o­ret­ic Prop­er­ties of a Large-Scale DHT: Mea­sure­ments vs.​ Simula­tions, in IEEE ISCC 2014, Madeira, Por­tu­gal. (Best Stu­dent Paper Award)
  • H.​ Salah, B.​ Schiller, and T.​ Strufe: CoMon: A Sys­tem Ar­chi­tec­ture for Im­prov­ing Caching in CCN (poster paper), in IEEE IN­FO­COM 2014, Toron­to, Cana­da.
  • H.​ Salah, S.​ Roos, T.​ Strufe: A Lightweight Ap­proach for Im­prov­ing the Lookup Per­for­mance in Kadem­lia-type Sys­tems (tech­ni­cal re­port), 2014.
  • H.​ Salah and T.​ Strufe: Cap­tur­ing Con­nec­tiv­i­ty Graphs of a Large-Scale P2P Over­lay Net­work, in IEEE ICDCS's Hot­POST 2013, Philadel­phia, USA.
  • D.​ Carra, P.​ Michiar­di, H.​ Salah, and T.​ Strufe: On the Im­pact of In­cen­tives in eMule - Anal­y­sis and Mea­sure­ments of a Pop­u­lar File-Shar­ing Ap­pli­ca­tion, in IEEE JSAC 2013. (Impact factor: 4.138)
  • S.​ Roos, H.​ Salah, T.​ Strufe: Com­pre­hend­ing Kadem­lia Rout­ing: A The­o­rit­i­cal Frame­work for the Hop Count Dis­tri­bu­tion (tech­ni­cal re­port), 2013.