Andreas Schmidt
Network Researcher - PhD Student - Lifeguard



My research interests include protocols with real-time and partial reliability support, transmission optimisation using transparent segmentation, Software-Defined Networking technologies, and Data Science for Networking Environments.

Visit my profile page at the Telecommunications Lab for more information on these projects and a list of publications. See the Open Networking group page for more details on my research project. Code and evaluations are published at GitHub.




  • 2014 - 2015: Wäller vom Wibbelstätzje (Consulting, Support)
  • 2013 - 2015: SINNODIUM (Software Development, Reporting)
  • 2013 - 2014: Capsulator (Traffic Multiplexer Web Interface)
  • 2012 - 2014: MenSaar (Saarland University Mensa App for WP7)
  • 2010 - 2014: Position-Portal (Customer Portal for Monitoring and Measurement Visualization)
  • 2008 - 2014: Plan Aktionsgruppe Saarbrücken (NPO, that raises money for charity projects)
  • Winter 2013: MathOverflow (curve plotting tool)
  • 2010 - 2013: DLRG OG Homburg (administration, editorial)
  • 2008 - 2010: Saarpfalz-Gymnasium (my former secondary school)
  • 2007 - 2010: SPG Informatik (the faculty of computer science at my secondary school)
  • 2006 - 2008: Wäller vom Bärenbrunnerhof (website for a dog breeder)

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

  • 09/2015 - now: Researcher at the Telecommuncations Lab (Saarland University)
  • 05/2013 - 08/2015: Research Assistant at the Telecommuncations Lab (Saarland University)
  • 07/2010 - 11/2014: Freelance work for Position-Control GmbH
  • 10/2013 - 03/2014: Teaching Assistant at the Telecommuncations Lab (Saarland University)
  • 10/2010 - 06/2011: Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr as a first-aid instructor for Malteser Hilfsdienst
  • 01/2008: Industrial placement at SPS Computers




Here is an abridged list of the textbooks I read over the last years. I enjoyed reading them very much, so I recommend them wholeheartedly. The list is ever growing and updated from time to time. (alphabetical order)


Since December 2004 I am a member of DLRG and since January 2010 I am part of the Malteser Hilfsdienst. From 2004 to 2009 I did all lifesaving badges and the snorkel diving badge. In 2007 I took part in a paramedic training. Now I am giving courses in swimming and lifeguarding, and I am regularly attending advanced courses and seminars. For DLRG OG Kirkel e.V. I am serving as an assesor since 2015. For DLRG Bezirk Homburg, I hold the same role since 2012, and I also took over the role of deputy treasurer in 2018.

I donate blood at Blutspendezentrum Homburg on a regular basis (couting 19 donations since my first in 2011). I am a registered member of DKMS trying to fight blood cancer. I have also made my choice in a organ donation identity card.


From 2010 on, I have spent about five weekends a year at local lakes and water-related events. I took part in ZWRD-K at Borkum in 2011, 2016 (2x) and 2017. I completed my Fachausbildung Wasserrettungsdienst in mid 2012 and in September 2012 I passed the coxswain examination.


Back in 2010 I started to teach lifeguarding and swimming to youths, so I am used to organise and conduct one course per season. Since January 2015, I hold the Lehrschein. In addition to that I give occasional first-aid courses that are associated with the examinations for lifesaving badges and mandatory for our active lifeguards. This is the complete (and growing) list:

  • Season 2018/19: Trainer for DJSA Silber / Gold and DRSA Gold
  • Summer Season 2018: Several individual DRSA examinations
  • Season 2017/18: Trainer for DJSA Bronze / Silber
  • Season 2016/17: Trainer for Seepferdchen and Adult Swimming Course
  • Summer Season 2016: Several individual DRSA examinations
  • Season 2015/16: Trainer for DRSA Silber/Gold
  • Summer Season 2015: Several individual DRSA examinations
  • April 2015: First-Aid course for our active lifeguards
  • Season 2014/15: Trainer for Seepferdchen; Assistant for DRSA Silber/Gold
  • Season 2013/14: Trainer for Seepferdchen
  • March 2013: First-Aid course for our active lifeguards
  • Season 2012/13: Trainer for Seepferdchen
  • May 2012: First-Aid course for lifesaving badges
  • March 2012: First-Aid course for our active lifeguards
  • Season 2011/12: Trainer for DJSA Gold; Assistant for Schnorcheltauchabzeichen
  • April 2011: First-Aid course debut
  • Season 2010/11: Assistant for DJSA Gold

Furthermore, I have a first-aid instructor license and give courses occasionally.