AGYA Member

Amr Rizk


Areas of Expertise:
Communication Networking, Distributed Systems

About me

I am a Junior Professor at Ulm University covering the topics of Connected Mobility and High Performance Communication Networks. My research focus lies on stochastic modelling and optimization of networked systems. As AGYA member I aim to significantly contribute to shared goals in innovation and technology between Germany and the Arab world. My main goal is to strengthen the Arab-German research cooperation especially on topics such as Connected Energy, Transport and Health Infrastructure.
With my strong background in the field of communication networking and distributed systems, as well as, my experience in different interdisciplinary research projects, I aim to establish promising projects with partners from the Arab world.

Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Groups Energy, Water, and Environment and Innovation
  • Principle Investigator in ‘Model-based Transition Planning and Prediction’: A German Science Foundation (DFG) funded research project, Part of the Collaborative Research Center ‘Multimechanismen Adaption für das künftige Internet’ (SFB 1053 - MAKI)
  • Principle Investigator in ‘SPINE: Stochastic Performance Bounds for Information-Centric Communication Networks’, A German Science Foundation (DFG) funded research project

Academic Career




Habilitation, TU Darmstadt


2019 -


Junior-Professor, Connected Mobility, Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology, Universität Ulm; Germany


2016 - 2019


Research Group Head 'Nachwuchsgruppenleiter', TU Darmstadt,

Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM); Germany




Postdoctoral research associate, University of Massachusetts Amherst; USA




Postdoctoral research associate, University of Warwick; UK


2009 - 2013


Researcher, Institute for Communications Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover; Germany




Dr.-Ing., Leibniz Universität Hannover; Germany




Diploma in Industrial Engineering (Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing., MSc equivalent) TU Darmstadt; Germany


Selected Publications

  • B. Alt, T. Ballard, R. Steinmetz, H. Koeppl, and A. Rizk, “CBA: Contextual Quality Adaptation for Adaptive Bitrate Video Streaming,” IEEE INFOCOM (2019)
  • W. R. KhudaBukhsh, B. Alt, S. Kar, A. Rizk, H. Koeppl: Collaborative Uploading in Heterogeneous Networks: Optimal and Adaptive Strategies. IEEE INFOCOM (2018)
  • A. Frömmgen, A. Rizk, T. Erbshäußer, M. Weller, B. Koldehofe, A. Buchmann, R. Steinmetz: A Programming Model for Application-defined Multipath TCP Scheduling, ACM/USENIX Middleware 2017 - Best paper award
  • W. R. KhudaBukhsh, A. Rizk, A. Frömmgen, H. Koeppl: Optimizing Stochastic Scheduling in Fork-Join Queuing Models: Bounds and Applications. IEEE INFOCOM (2017)


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Ulm University, Institute of Measurement, Control and Microtechnology

Albert-Einstein-Allee 41 89081 Ulm

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