Björn Scheuermann is a Professor and Chair of Computer Engineering at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2004 and a Diploma degree (German M.Sc. equivalent) in Computer Science in the same year, both from the University of Mannheim, Germany. In 2007, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. In the same year, he visited the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK. He became a Junior Professor at Heinrich Heine University in 2008. After positions of Associate Professor and head of the Telematics group at the University of Würzburg and Associate Professor in Practical Computer Science / IT Security at the University of Bonn he joined Humboldt University in October 2012.
Björn is a Junior Fellow of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik, GI). During his studies, he was a Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), for which he now serves as a liaison professor (Vertrauensdozent) at Humboldt University. He is a recipient of the Award for Young Creative Academics of the State Capital of Düsseldorf (2011), his PhD thesis was chosen as the faculty's best doctoral dissertation of the year (out of a total of 192 PhD theses).
Since 2018, he is one of the research directors at Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. He is also a principal investigator of Weizenbaum Institute and of Einstein Center Digital Future.