Roland Schmid

PhD Student

Roland Schmid

I am a fourth year PhD student at the Networked Systems Group (NSG) led by Prof. Dr. Laurent Vanbever. I have a background in theoretical computer science and distributed computing, with a focus on byzantine fault-tolerance. My main research interests lie at the intersection between distributed computing and programmable switches, but really anything interesting.

I received both my Bachelor's (2016) and Master’s Degree (2018) in Informatics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. From June 2018 to August 2020, I was a researcher at the Distributed Computing Group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Roger Wattenhofer. While I was mostly working on developing byzantine fault-tolerant systems, I have gathered additional experience in supervising student theses, as a teaching assistant and as a replacement lecturer. I'm also a member of the teaching commission (UK) of the D-ITET departement of ETH. From September 2020, my focus moved towards networking and P4-based programmable switches.

Recent Publications


Discrete Event Systems

Assistant (Head assistant)

Autumn 2021

Discrete Event Systems


Autumn 2020

Supervised Theses

Routing in P4 (S)

Zhengqing Liu

Supervisors: Dr. Romain Jacob, Roland Schmid, Prof. Laurent Vanbever