Rolf Egert

nameRolf Egert
positionDoctoral Researcher
phone+49 (6151) 16 - 23205
fax+49 (6151) 16 - 23202
officeS2|02 A316
postal addressTU Darmstadt - FB 20
FG Telekooperation
Hochschulstraße 10
D-64289 Darmstadt

Short Biography

Rolf Egert is a PhD student in the area of Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks(SPIN) at the Telekooperation Lab under the direction of Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser. In 2016 he received two master degrees in computer science (with minor in psychology) and it-security from TU Darmstadt with his thesis “analysis of the MTProto protocol”. 

Research Interests

  • Resilience and Self-Healing in Critical Infrastructures
  • Smart Grid Modelling and Control
  • Smart Grid Security

Project Work

Project PolyEnergyNet: BMWI Forschungsinitiative

Teilprojekt CRISP - Wertschöpfung mit privatheitsrelevanten Nutzerdaten: BMBF 


An Integrated Tool for Supporting the Design and Virtual Evaluation of Smart Grids

Author Rolf Egert, Andrea Tundis, Florian Volk, Max Mühlhäuser
Date October 2017
Kind Inproceedings
Book titleIEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2017) (To appear)
LocationDresden, Germany
Research Areas Telecooperation, SPIN: Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks
Abstract <div>Energy grids and critical infrastructures in general</div> <div>undergo drastic changes. Specifically, energy grids evolve from</div> <div>centrally managed hierarchical networks with central production</div> <div>to locally supplied Smart Grids with distributed management.</div> <div>Therefore, information and communication technology (ICT)</div> <div>is added to these critical infrastructures. Thus, they become</div> <div>vulnerable to new attack vectors introduced by ICT. New</div> <div>methods and processes cannot be tested in real networks as such</div> <div>test are expensive and risk the proper function of the critical</div> <div>infrastructures. Existing simulation software either does not take</div> <div>ICT attacks into account or is designed too general with a lot</div> <div>of abstraction loss. In this paper, we present a time-discrete</div> <div>simulation environment that enables the simulation of smart grid</div> <div>ICT components. Moreover, attacks can be modeled and can be</div> <div>injected into the simulation. With the help of our simulation</div> <div>environment, system designers can evaluate the behaviour in</div> <div>the presence of threats and identify vulnerabilities as well as</div> <div>possible solutions already during the design phase. We present</div> <div>our simulation environment based on a case study extracted</div> <div>from a research project on the resilience of energy grids and</div> <div>exemplary show how two attacks influence the underlying critical</div> <div>infrastructure.</div>
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Teaching Activities

  • Seminar Telekooperation WS 16/17
  • Seminar Telekooperation SS 17
  • Seminar Telekooperation WS 17/18


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Optimizing holon-based energy networks using Particle Swarm Optimization

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