Mikhail Aristov

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Grades given in the German 6-point grading system.

Degree Year Institution Advanced courses Final grade
A Level 2006 Kant-Gymnasium, Karlsruhe Mathematics, physics, and English 1.4 (A)
B.Sc. 2009 Cooperative State University of Karlsruhe,
Faculty of Applied Computer Science
Minor in e-commerce 1.4 (A)
M.Sc. 2018 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Faculty of Computer Science

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cryptography
Minor in New Media Art

1.0 (A+)

Master's thesis: "Privacy-Preserving State Estimation via Cryptographically Secure Kalman Filtering" (2018).

Work experience

Years Company Position
2006–09 FILIADATA GmbH
Karlsruhe, Germany
Internship as part of the job-integrated graduate education (DHBW), with emphasis on SAP (ABAP) development
2009–13 dm-drogerie markt GmbH Karlsruhe, Germany Technology expert for Point of Sale (POS) software development, deployment, and back end operation
2013–15 Ibid. Technology expert for Enterprise Service Management solution design and server administration
2015– Ibid. Technology and security expert for cloud-based service management systems and solutions


  • Design and implementation of a workflow management and automation tool for SAP instance cloning
  • System-wide assessment of quality management in SAP development process and the subsequent design and integration of automated ABAP source code analysis and unit testing (bachelor thesis)
  • Design and implementation of a modular POS software deployment process across a multinational store chain
  • Design and supervision of a technical merger of legacy IT Service Management applications into a single unified platform
  • Design and enactment of security policies, access controls, and user management process for a unified ITSM platform
  • Planning and supervision of a VPN and web service-based integration between a foreign partner's ticketing system and own company's ITSM platform
  • Design and enactment of a role- and access level-based security policy in a cloud-based enterprise service management system
  • Graduating with distinction from one of Germany's top research universities while working in a position of technical responsibility for the industry


  • Team-based problem solving, including specific software development methods like Scrum
  • Project management (task prioritizing, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis, timeboxing, reporting, etc.)
  • Coordination and supervision of goal-oriented consultant, freelancer, and intern activities
  • Formal academic research and oversight of undergraduate projects and bachelor theses
  • Requirements engineering and software design (UML, Java/Eclipse, C#, Python, etc.)
  • Web design and application development (PHP, CSS, jQuery, AJAX, SOAP, REST, etc.)
  • Server and database administration (Windows Server, IIS, Powershell, SQL Server, MySQL, etc.)
  • Information security assessment and policy design, incl. formal cryptography and security models
  • IT Service Management (ITIL® Foundation certified)
  • Common office and academic software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, LaTeX, etc.)
  • Languages: Russian (native speaker), English (near native), German (near native)
  • Driver's license since 2014


  • Storytelling: I enjoy reading both history and fiction, as well as participating in original writing, narrative analysis, and critical discussion of both.
  • Social gaming: I view gaming as a intense social activity that both hones one's analytic and communication skills and provides substantial stress relief. I am also interested in formal analysis and theory of games.
  • Astronomy and astrophysics: I've been fascinated by space exploration since childhood, and have been following the scientific news in space-related quantum physics and cosmology for years.


All references available upon request.