Gero Dittmann is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich and the project lead for a blockchain-based platform for crypto anchors, securing the digital life-cycle of physical products. His research interests are identity management and secure protocols for the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain. He is also investigating blockchain for business-process automation. 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.
Previously, 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 board of Design Automation for Embedded Systems, 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, an IBM Research Accomplishment Award and he is a Senior Member of the IEEE.