Alexander Dietz

Neuroscientific Software Engineering
QA Engineer

Alexander Dietz is a QA Engineer in Neuroscientific Software Engineering Section of the Computing Division. He focuses on the software quality aspects of the tools developed by the Blue Brain Project. His role involves verifying (‘test’) the functionality of these tools, and he ensures the usability (ease of use, documentation etc.) for scientists around the world.

Prior to joining Blue Brain, Alex has worked with several companies in Switzerland specializing on the quality of their products, including web applications and mobile applications in the area of finance and communications. Before switching to the industry sector, he worked as an experimental astrophysicist at the LIGO/Virgo collaboration involved in the search of gravitational waves at various institutions in the UK, US and France.

Alex studied Physics in Germany in Mainz and Heidelberg, and obtained his PhD in Physics from the Max Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and programming.