Robert Riemann is a visiting researcher at the HIIG. He carries out his
doctoral studies in the area of online voting and develops therefore a
dezentralised protocol that takes inspiration from BitTorrent and Bitcoin. In
comparison to conventional online voting protocols, no complex cryptography
and no central database is employed. As a result, new opportunities emerge for
trust building and mitigation of attacks.

Robert obtained a bachelor and master degree in physics from the Humboldt
university of Berlin with a specialisation on particle physics and later
quantum optics and quantum cryptography. After a short period of doctoral
research in the domain of method development for fluid mechanics at the
university of Aix-Marseille, he decided to commit hiself again to data
protection. Since 2014, he is Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the École
Normale Supérieure de Lyon as part of the interdisciplinary lab IXXI concerned
with decentralised voting protocols. Recently, he started autobiographic
writing in the third person singular.