Gero Dittmann


Gero Dittmann


Research Staff Member | Program Manager, quantum-safe crypto agility


IBM Research Europe - Zurich Zurich, Switzerland


Gero Dittmann is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, Switzerland and the Program Manager for crypto migration towards quantum safety. His research interests include crypto-discovery, automated policy management and digital identities, specifically the decentralized or self-sovereign kind.

Gero has previously lead projects on data-privacy compliance and conceived of and drove a blockchain-based platform for crypto anchors, securing the digital life cycle of physical products. Prior to this, he lead the Algorithms & Machines team within Dome, a joint project with Astron, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. The resulting models of exascale supercomputers were released as open-source software.

On the development side, Gero was a senior verification engineer with the IBM Systems & Technology Group in Böblingen, Germany, working on formal, structural, and random verification and on system-level modeling of high-performance processors. Prior to that, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA, investigating system-level power and performance modeling and power-management algorithms. He started his career at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland. There he developed hardware implementations of network protocols and synthesis algorithms for specialized processors, contributing to a new architecture for network processors.

Gero holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, and a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He has served on the editorial boards of Design Automation for Embedded Systems and a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software, the organizing committee of ASAP'14, the TPCs of DAC, DATE and CODES-ISSS (track chair), and as an expert reviewer for the U.S. National Science Foundation and the European Commission. He has been awarded an IBM Research Division Award and two IBM Research Accomplishment Awards. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.




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