Dr. Iliya Nickelt is the Chief Data Scientist of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). He is committed to developing infrastructure and tools for modern, data-driven policymaking, together with a dynamic team of data scientists at the BMZ data lab.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of IT operations at BMZ. Iliya Nickelt received his PhD in astrophysics and then conducted research on automated management of coupled data centers and standards for federated astronomical databases.

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