Georg Wittenburg

Dr. Georg Wittenburg


Georg Wittenburg is co-founder and CEO of Inspirient, a Berlin-based startup specializing in cognitive analytics. Before founding Inspirient, he was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in BCG's Berlin office and at BCG's Strategy Institute in New York. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Inria's HIPERCOM team from November 2010 until October 2011, and as a research assistant at the Computer Systems & Telematics Group at Freie Universität Berlin from January 2007 until March 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Freie Universität Berlin in 2010, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the same university in 2005 and 2003 respectively.

Short CV

09/2015 - present Inspirient (Berlin, Germany)
Co-founder / CEO
01/2012 - 08/2015 The Boston Consulting Group (Berlin, Germany)
Management consultant and from 04/2013 to 05/2014 researcher at the BCG Strategy Institute (New York, USA)
04/2010 - 10/2011 Inria / École Polytechnique (Paris, France)
Visiting / postdoctoral researcher at the High Performance Communications (HIPERCOM) team, Laboratoire d'Informatique
01/2006 - 03/2010 Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Ph.D. student and research assistant at the Computer Systems & Telematics Group, Institute of Computer Science
03/2008 - 05/2008 Microsoft Research Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Research intern at the Systems & Networking Group
02/2007 - 04/2007 University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand)
Visiting researcher at the WAND Network Research Group
05/2004 - 12/2005 Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Graduate student of computer science (major) and business administration (minor)
09/2003 - 04/2004 University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
Graduate student of computer science (major) and commerce (minor)
10/2000 - 08/2003 Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Undergraduate student of computer science (major) and business administration (minor)

Academic Activities

Georg's research is focused on wireless ad hoc networking. He is particularly interested in the topics of distributed service provisioning, event detection in wireless sensor networks, and accuracy of wireless network simulations.

Research Projects

Selected Publications

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Professional Activities