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Dipl. Inform. Nikolas Roman Herbst





FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 10-14
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Room R 1.1.33

Chair Prof. Reussner
Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Building 50.34
Am Fasanengarten 5
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Actual Webpage @ University of Würzburg

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Research Interests

Main research areas:

  • Software Performance Engineering
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Run-Time Performance and Resource Management
  • Component-based Software Engineering

Technology domains:

  • Distributed Component-based Systems
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Benchmarking
  • Elasticity
  • Workload Forecasting


You can access my publications on a separate page.


Invited Talks

Functions and Memberships

  • Descartes Research Group
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  • SPEC Research Group, Cloud Working Group
    Elected Release Manager
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Currently, I am supervising the Master's Thesis of Joakim von Kistowski, working title Modeling the Variation of Load Intensities and the Master's Thesis of Andreas Weber, working title Bechmarking Resource Elasticity in Cloud Environments.

I am/was involved in supervising students during multiple practical courses and seminars between the summer term 2012 and the current winter term 2013/14. The practical courses and seminar are/were, among others:

Selected Reviewer Activities

  • ACM Computing Surveys, 2013
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2014
  • USENIX International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2103
  • ACM SIGSOFT International Conference on Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA), 2013

Current Theses

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Curriculum Vitae / Resume

since Jan 2013 FZI Research Center for Information Technology scholarship holder
since Oct 2012
Ph.D. Student and Member of the Descartes Research Group (funded by the Emmy Noether Programme) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Sep 2006 - Sep 2012
Master of Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Apr 2008 - Apr 2012 IT responsible at Hotel Erbprinz, Ettlingen
Apr 2011 - May 2012 Research Assistant at the Informatics Innovation Center (Cooperation of IBM and KIT)
Aug 2008 - Sep 2008
Internship at Avaloq Evolution AG, Zurich
Apr 2007
Internship at Siemens AG, Postal Automation, Konstanz
Aug 2006
Abitur at the Heinrich-Suso Gymnasium, Konstanz

Last Update: October 22, 2013