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Dipl.-Inform. Marco Ziegert

AG Technische Informatik

Institut für Informatik

Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Takustr. 9
Raum R135
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 75194

I joined the working group Computer Systems & Telematics (CST) at the Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin in January 2010, after graduation with the degree Diploma in 2010.



  • VIVE
    VIVE investigates new applications that benefit of an in-network evaluation of predefined events. The wireless Compounds of sensor nodes are sharing information in a cooperative way which allows to evaluate events autonomously within the network. transferred data is reduced and evaluated within the network which allows short response time on events. As a result, the lifetime of the whole network will be enhanced. More information about the VIVE project is available on the VIVE homepage.
  • AVS-Extrem
    AVS-Extrem is a use case for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) focused on collaborative, in-network data processing. The goal is to develop a distributed event detection system that can reliably report security relevant incidents (e.g. a person climbing over a fence and accessing restricted areas) to a base station. The vision is that through cooperation of many sensor nodes the accuracy of event detection can be greatly improved, while at the same time saving energy by reducing multi-hop communication with the base station. More information about the AVS-Extreme project is available on the AVS-Extrem homepage.
  • Voicelink
    Voicelink is a system for autonomous nightingale song recording. It incorporated a number of cheap netbook computers spanning a wireless mesh network. Each netbook was capable of using few wired microphones for simultaneous nightingale song recording. The system was extended with a small embedded device based on an ARM microcontroller that could be easily placed very close to a nightingale nest. Management software supported reconfiguration of recording schedules and remote download of nightingale song records. Read more about the VoiceLink Project.

    Voicelink is part of:
  • Environmental Monitoring
    In natural sciences, research often relies on extensive manual investigation. Such methods can be error-prone and obviously don’t scale well. The development of autonomous data acquisition systems based on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) research has provides a method to significantly reduce the amount manual of work during field studies. It allows addressing of scientific questions that were previously infeasible.

    Our research group gathered comprehensive experience in creating robust WSN based systems for environmental monitoring. In the recent years we worked in close collaboration with researchers from natural science area and together, we built and deployed a number of WSNs that run autonomously under real-world conditions.

    More information about the project is available on the project hompeage.



  • Martin Seiffert, Norman Dziengel, Marco Ziegert, Robert Kerz and Jochen Schiller. Towards motion characterization and assessment within a wireless body area network. In Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), September 2015. (Accepted, Publication pending)
  • Marco Ziegert, Norman Dziengel, Martin Seiffert, Stefan Pfeiffer and Jochen Schiller. A Developer and a Reference Board for Distributed Motion Evaluation in Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT '15), March 2015.


Open Bachelor / Master Theses topics

Project Autonomous Wildlife Monitoring:

Project VIVE


Further topics:

+ Distributed Acoustic Event Detection
+ Embedded sound processing
+ Suggestions? Possible topics: Evaluation of Embedded Platforms, Embedded Devices, Integration of new Sensors, Distributed Event Detection.


Ongoing Theses


Finished Theses

Diploma: Autonomous Wildlife Monitoring: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a wireless solution for long term nightingale song recording - David Reinsch (2012)

Bachelor: Implementation und Synthese des Wavpack-Audiokodierungsalgorithmus für einen FPGA - Maximilian Alber (2012)

Bachelor: Evaluation of embedded platforms for nightingale song processing - Adam Furmańczuk (2013)

Master: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Energy Efficient Over the Air Programming of Wireless Sensor Networks - Hans-Christian Halfbrodt (2015)


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