ETH Zurich : Computer Science : Pervasive Computing : Distributed Systems : People : Anwar Hithnawi


Anwar Hithnawi

ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Department of Computer Science
Distributed Systems Group
ETH Zentrum, CNB H 103.2
Universitätsstrasse 6
CH-8092 Zürich

Phone:+41 44 632 08 62
Fax:+41 44 632 16 59


Short Curriculum Vitae

Anwar Hithnawi is a PhD candidate and a research assistant at the Distributed Systems Group lead by Prof. Friedemann Mattern. She joined the Distributed Systems Group in August 2012. Earlier in 2012, she obtained her M.Sc. degree in Software Systems Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. During her Master studies she worked as a student research assistant at the group of Prof. Klaus Wehrle, Communication and Distributed Systems, where she has conducted her master thesis in the area of wireless communication. For a more detailed CV, click here.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on: Reliable low-power Wireless Networks, Wireless Communication, Security and Privacy. I am currently actively working on:

Resource-efficient Mechanisms for Wireless Coexistence

  • Characterizing and Quantifying the Impact of Cross-Technology Interference  [Paper] 
  • Adaptive Cross-Technology Interference Mitigation   [Paper] 
  • Exploiting PHY Layer Information to Combat Cross-Technology Interference  [Extended Abstract]  [Paper] 
  • Wireless Coexistence Experimentation [Paper] 
  • Exploiting Spatial Diversity to Combat Cross-Technology Interference [Extended Abstract] 

Security for the Internet of Things

Available Theses

Interested students in conducting bachelor thesis, master thesis or a lab project in the area of wireless sensor networks in general or interested in one of the following described projects can either send me an email or just drop by my office for a coffee to discuss further details. I am always looking for motivated and interested students who are ambitious about participating in ongoing research work.

Note to Intrested International Students:
Although we highly encourage international students to pursue theses or research projects within our group, we don't provide financial aid in this manner. We encourage you though, to have a look at the exchange programs at ETH Zurich for scholarships. Please contact us well in advance to facilitate your applications.

Available Projects

M Data Security in the Internet of Things Applications Hossein Shafagh,
Anwar Hithnawi
M Data Security in the Internet of Things Hossein Shafagh,
Anwar Hithnawi

Completed Projects

M Exploiting Spatial Diversity to Combat CTI in WSN - A collaborative approach Vaibhav KulkarniAnwar HithnawiFS 15
M Exploiting PHY Layer Information to Combat Cross-Technology Interference in Low-power Wireless Networks Su LiAnwar HithnawiFS 15
M Proximity-based Authentication for the Internet of Things Dominic PlanggerHossein Shafagh,
Anwar Hithnawi
FS 15
B Understanding the Impact of Cross Technology Interference on Low-power Wireless Networks Jan WolfAnwar Hithnawi,
Hossein Shafagh
FS 14



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