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Dr. Rüdiger Grimm (at Hambacher Schloss, June 2019)

2005-2015, Rüdiger Grimm was Professor for IT Risk Management at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University in Koblenz . Currently he is also a scientific consultant and Ombudsman for Good Scientific Practice of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) in Darmstadt. Since 2018 he supports the primary Christian-Morgenstern-Schule in Darmstadt as a privacy officer and as an assistant teacher for IT and considerate Internet usage.

He studied Mathematics, Physics, Music, and Information Science in Göttingen, Heidelberg and Frankfurt, Germany. Diploma in Mathematics in Göttingen. Doctorate in Informatics in Frankfurt. He worked as secondary school teacher in Dodoma, Tanzania (1977-79), as programmer in Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt (1980-81), and as scientist in the Computer Center of the University Essen (1982-85).

1985-2000, Rüdiger Grimm was scientist in the Fraunhofer SIT, since 1995 head of the department "Marketplace Internet". He was co-author of an e-mail system (DFN-Ean, 1985-88) and of a security toolkit (Secude, 1988-90). 1993 dissertation on fair negotioation of contracts, 1994-2000 invited lectures on IT security in University of Frankfurt/Main.

2000-2005 he was Professor for Multimedia Applications in the Technische Universität Ilmenau. Additionally, R. Grimm headed the research group "Security for Virtual Goods" in the IDMT - Fraunhofer Institute for Media Technology in Ilmenau. In cooperation with the Internet Technologies AG business models and technical solutions on virtual goods like digital music have been developed.

He is member of several German and international program committees and of the editing board DuD Datenschutz und Datensicherheit. Since 2010 he is fellow of the German GI - Gesellschaft für Informatik Since Sep 2021 R. Grimm is member of the federal jury of Jugend forscht (young people research).

Rüdiger Grimm is married and has four grown-up children and four cute grandchildren. We share the hobbies books (fiction), music (self-made), singing (in choirs), jogging (slowly) and the mountains and lakes of Kärnten (South-East Austria)

Here some scientific and fictional contributions, articles, essays, reports (mostly in German) are available online.

Curriculum Vitae
Publications and Teaching
Last Update: June 1, 2023 by R. Grimm