Here are some things you might want to know about me. My preferred e-mail address is bastian@rieck.me. See below for more ways of contacting me, or use one of the shiny buttons from above to visit another one of my internet profiles.

A current academic curriculum vitæ is available.


I have a master’s degree in mathematics (with a minor in computer science) and a Ph.D. in computer science. My thesis deals with analysing complex data sets using methods from topological data analysis. While initially interested in visualization and perception, I have since expanded my domain of interest and started working more in machine learning. See my research page for more information about this.

Personal & social media

There are some other facets of my online life:

  • I maintain a blog that contains some documentation about things I have learned or my opinion about software development and research.
  • I have a profile on ResearchGate for collecting publications and simplifying academic exchanges.
  • I have a Twitter account although I don’t even know how this Twitter thing is supposed to work.
  • I have a GitHub account that contains my papers and personal projects.

You won’t find me on Facebook, because I dislike it. Since my name is not that unique, Facebook profiles of Bastian Rieck might exist, but I am not affiliated with any of them.

The non-serious parts

I maintain a Geek Code, i.e. a pithy description of who I am in terms of the whole geek culture thing:

Version: 3.12
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w O? M+ V? PS+@ PE- Y+>++ PGP++>+++ t+@ 5? X R* !tv
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I am also a big proponent of Web π, also known as Web 3.14159…, the natural successor of Web 2.0.


If you want to contact me, please send an e-mail to bastian@rieck.me or bastian@annwfn.net. For encrypted communication, please use my public key and GnuPG. I also use numerous messengers on my smartphone, such as Signal, Telegram, Threema, and, if need be, WhatsApp. You can find one of my mobile numbers in my curriculum vitæ.


In Germany, websites are required by law to show some address information about their owners. As a courtesy towards the smart politicians who crusaded for this law, I am including this information as well—even though this website is neither hosted in Germany nor does it use a German domain.


Verantwortlich für diese Webseite ist im Sinne aller geltenden deutschen Gesetze:

Bastian Rieck
Zum Rittersberg 22
69231 Rauenberg