Robert Riemann

Robert Riemann

PhD in Computer Science and M.Sc. in Physics

I am keen to deepen my knowledge in technology policy to help constructing bridges to overcome the digital divide in the new age of information. After my PhD studies in Lyon, I joined the IT Policy team of the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels. In the future, I want to continue to shape technology policy in Europe.

Location
Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Email
Website
https://blog.riemann.cc
Twitter
rriemann_eu
LinkedIn
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GitHub
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Experience

present

Technology and Security Officer at European Data Protection Supervisor

Highlights

  • Monitoring technology
  • Drafting IT policy
  • Inspecting/auditing IT projects
  • Promoting innovation (in-house)

IT Policy Trainee at European Data Protection Supervisor

Guest Researcher at Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin

Teaching Fellow at INSA Lyon

Teaching 1st and 2nd year engineering students (Grande Ecole) in Java programming.

Highlights

  • Teaching courses in French and English language
  • Preparing, conducting and assessing of exams
  • Mentoring of student projects

Doctoral Researcher at Inria

Researching novel distributed (P2P) protocols for trustworthy aggregation of confidential data with applications to online voting and online lottery taking inspiration from BitTorrent and Bitcoin.

Highlights

  • Building a distributed online voting prototype.
  • Publishing 3 peer-reviewed research papers.

Doctoral Researcher at Lab M2P2

Developing methods for Fluid Mechanics Simulations with support for High Performance Computing (parallelisation). The doctoral studies were discontinued.

Working Student at atech GmbH

Administrating workstations and server machines, installing and maintaining of source code infrastructure, developing cross-plattform C++ code, prototyping new product features.

Working Student at DESY

Statistical data analysis (Big Data) for ATLAS project at CERN.

Working Student at University of Rostock

Developing a system to run automated measurements.

Volunteer

present

Elected Trustee at Bringing Europeans Together Association

Highlights

Chief Technology Officer at Bringing Europeans Together Association

Supporting EU politics simulations in many European cities.

Highlights

  • Developing customised website CMS for network partners in Italy, France, Slovakia, Portugal and Poland.
  • Installing and maintaining of intranet for network partners.
  • Training of network partners in IT matters.

Awards

Global Privacy and Data Protection Award (Category: Innovation) from International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC, precessor of Global Privacy Assembly)

Runner-Up Best Student Paper from 32nd International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC 2017)

PhD-Day Best Presentation Award from Center of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of Service Lyon

Languages

German
Fluency: Native speaker
English
Fluency: Full professional proficiency
French
Fluency: Professional working proficiency
Italian
Fluency: Elementary proficiency

Education

Philosophical Doctor (PhD) in Computer Science from École Normale Supérieure of Lyon with GPA of N/A

Master in Physics from Humboldt University of Berlin with GPA of 1.7

Bachelor in Physics from Humboldt University of Berlin with GPA of 1.7

Interests

Dancing
Keywords:
  • Swing/Lindy Hop
  • Tango
Publishing
Keywords:
  • Websites
  • Podcasts
Travelling
Keywords:
  • Couchsurfing
  • Backpacking
Typography
Keywords:
  • LaTeX
  • Pandoc
Photography
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Music
Keywords:
  • Choir Singing
  • Guitar Playing