Henning Kerstan

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last updated on Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 23:12 CET

Below is a short online version of my current résumé (in English). For a list of publications, please click here. You can also download a pdf version (English and German version) of my résumé including the list of publications.

Work Experience and Employment

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Senior Associate (Technology Consulting / CIO Advisory)
Düsseldorf • Germany
  • technology and IT consulting with focus on the automotive industry
  • support for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a national and international context

Henning Kerstan und Roman Ortmann GbR

Proprietor and Manager (Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter)
Duisburg • Germany
  • sound and light equipment for small events (concerts, sport events, proms, weddings, birthdays)
  • IT support for individuals and local medium-sized companies
  • website development (Typo3, Wordpress) and hosting
  • software development (Objective-C on iOS and Mac OS X)

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Postdoctoral Researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in IT Security
Darmstadt • Germany
  • teaching of basics in cryptography and IT security (creation and editing of lecture material, exercises, exams as well as giving the lectures)
  • recruitment and mentoring of a new team of student teaching assistants
  • international collaboration with scientists in Germany and Italy
  • referee for several international conference submissions

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Senior Consultant (Technology Consulting / CIO Advisory)
Düsseldorf • Germany
  • technology and IT consulting with focus on the automotive industry
  • IT project management in an international post merger integration
  • negotiation of an IT Transitional Services Agreement in an international post merger integration
  • revision of a market sizing model in a connected car study

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Research and Teaching Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in Theoretical Computer Science
Duisburg • Germany
  • international collaborations with scientists in France, Italy, the Netherlands
  • speaker at various international conferences and workshops (Barbados, India, Germany, France, Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Portugal, UK)
  • teaching (excercises, tutorials, exams, thesis supervision)
  • referee for several international conference and journal submissions

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Student Research and Teaching Assistant (Studentische Hilfskraft)
Duisburg • Germany
  • C++ prototype implementation of an algorithm for solving a scheduling problem in steel production
  • teaching (exercises)


PhD in Computer Science (summa cum laude)

Universität Duisburg-Essen • Duisburg • Germany

Diplom in Mathematics – equivalent to M. Sc. degree (1.0)

Universität Duisburg-Essen • Duisburg • Germany
  • degree: Diplom-Mathematiker (Dipl.-Math.)
  • specialization: algebra, cryptography, operations research
  • minor: computer science

Abitur (1.0)

Landfermann-Gymnasium • Duisburg • Germany
  • bilingual education in German and English
  • development of a network application (VisualBasic 6.0) for the school’s weather station