Chief Data Scientist, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Iliya Nickelt is Chief Data Scientist at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). His mission is to develop infrastructure and tools for modern, data-driven policymaking. He wants to use generative AI to achieve this. At the BMZ Data Lab, he is working with a dynamic team of data scientists to make this goal a reality.Previously, he was deputy head of IT operations at BMZ. Iliya Nickelt holds a PhD in astrophysics. As a Postdoc he has researched standards for federated astronomical databases and other forms of distributed and data-intensive IT infrastructure. He has also contributed to ICANN, the Internet's self-regulatory organisation.
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