Torsten Zimmermann

Torsten Zimmermann

Engagement Manager

Akamai Technologies


Since January 2023, I work as an Engagement Manager for Akamai. Before, I was a researcher at the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems at RWTH Aachen University. As a member of the Network Architectures group, my research was mainly focused on network protocols, their real-world deployment, the resulting performance implications, and optimization.

  • Internet Measurements
  • Internet of Things
  • Network Protocols
  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Computer Science, 2019

    RWTH Aachen University

  • M.Sc., Computer Science, 2013

    RWTH Aachen University

  • B.Sc., Computer Science, 2011

    RWTH Aachen University


Engagement Manager
Jan 2023 – Present Remote
Senior Technology Consultant
Jun 2022 – Dec 2022 Düsseldorf
Jun 2020 – May 2022

Consultant and Requirements Engineer in the field of connected cars and e-mobility. Responsibilities include:

  • Analysis and documentation of requirements for upcoming releases
  • Development of technical solution concepts considering all relevant stakeholders
  • Coordination and refinement of requirements in collaboration with Product Owners, Solution Architects, and development teams
  • Analysis and optimization of the underlying requirements process
Researcher / PhD Student
Jun 2013 – Dec 2019 Aachen

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and analysis of large-scale Internet measurements, covering the adoption and performance of protocols (e.g., QUIC, DNS, or HTTP/2) and internet infrastructure (e.g., CDNs)
  • Establishing communication between services and constrained IoT devices, by adapting protocols (e.g., DTLS, COAP) and developing tailored solutions
  • Project management in an interdisciplinary collaborative research center (DFG CRC 1053), definition of research plans and (co-)authoring of project proposals
  • Teaching assistant, supervision of theses, seminars, and student workers
  • Mentor for first-year PhD students