Protocol Labs Research

Dennis Trautwein

Research Engineer / ProbeLab


MSc in Physics, 2018

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

BSc in Physics, 2014

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Dennis has been a Research Engineer at Protocol Labs since 2022, living in Switzerland. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in extraterrestrial Physics and his Master’s in solid-state Physics at the CAU in Kiel before building the real-time event supply of the Daimler Mercedes Me backend at in Hamburg. Now, he is working on his PhD in Computer Science at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, combining formal physics education with computer science by performing measurements in decentralized, networked systems within ProbeLab @Protocol Labs. In 2023, Dennis received the Applied Network Research Prize (ANRP) for his joint work on the paper Design and Evaluation of IPFS: A Storage Layer for the Decentralized Web.

Areas of Expertise

Distributed Systems, Networking


2022-07-26 / Conference paper
Design and evaluation of IPFS: A storage layer for the decentralized web
Recent years have witnessed growing consolidation of web operations. For example, the majority of web traffic now originates from a few organizations, and even micro-websites often choose to host on large pre-existing cloud infrastructures.
ACM SIGCOMM 2022 / 2022.08.26 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dennis Trautwein , Aravindh Raman, Gareth Tyson, Ignacio Castro, Will Scott , Moritz Schubotz, Bela Gipp, Yiannis Psaras