Elias Grünewald has been researching and teaching for his PhD at the Information Systems Engineering group at TU Berlin since 11/2020 on privacy engineering, cloud computing, and the interplay between computer science and society. He completed his Master of Science in Information Systems Management at TU Berlin and Politecnico di Milano (2018-2020). Previously, he completed a Bachelor's degree in Business Informatics at TU Berlin and Universidad de Sevilla (2014-2018). During his studies, he was a long-term teaching assistant in Information Governance, Information Systems & Data Analytics, Introduction to Programming, and Internet & Privacy. He then conducted research on AI-based transparency and data access in the DaSKITA project (2020-2021). His achievements have been supported and funded by Alliance4Tech, Erasmus+, the Deutschlandstipendium, and the Software Campus program. He is leading the BMBF-funded project TOUCAN on regulatory transparency in cloud-based systems (2023-2024).
Elias is involved in science and higher education policy. Among other positions, he has already been active in the Academic Senate, as Vice-Chair of the Extended Academic Senate, in various appointment and ad-hoc commissions of the TU Berlin or in the Berlin University Alliance (Advisory Board of the Collaboration Platform) as well as the European Universities Initiative ENHANCE (General Assembly). He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the KVF at Verbraucherzentrale NRW e.V. Elias is a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).