About me

Hi, my name is Martin Hilscher. I currently work a as a Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany, where I previously studied computer science and philosophy.

I am a computer scientist

And if you beliefe most students one of the worst kind, a theoretical computer scientist. Which is to say I’m somewhat on the verge between a computer scientist and a mathematician. My PhD topic is on building a logic and tools for proofing safety of car manoeuvres.

I am a hacker

By several accounts I’m what's called a Hacker. Not the sinister kind you might think of now and not the ones wearing those ridiculous masks. But someone interested in using (mostly) technology in an unintended way. Think of me as someone who gets a box of Legos and doesn’t assemble them according to the manual (who would ever do that?)

What remains is to say that I tend to not only use this approach with technology. I usually try to disassemble, mix and reassemble my whole world.

Current hacking interests contain:

I am an asperger autist

I’m a diagnosed asperger autist, you can read at length about that in the Wikipedia and other places on this internet.

I’m pretty open about this, even though this has lead to people treating me like damaged goods and tip-toeing around me. Trust me I’m not and you don’t need to. If you can stand me being somewhat direct, leave me alone when I seem to need my space, and are ok with seeing any attempt of smalltalk with me coming to a absolute standstill within two sentences everything will work out fine.

Pro-Tip: To asses if I can currently engage in smalltalk or any non-factual conversation, ask me what my thoughts on your shoes/… are. If my answer is something like „They are brown“ your attempts are futile.

Short bio

Martin Hilscher was born 1980 in Berlin, Germany. He studied computer science and philosophy at Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, where he is currently employed as a research assistant and PhD candidate in computer science. His research interests include verification of hybrid and real time systems, correctness of concurrent programs, and cryptology. Outside of academia he is working on various open source projects, is curious about UI/UX Design and is an advisor in a working group on new and social media at the office of family and social services. In his remaining spare time he blogs at xinitrc.de and is confused by giving a third person account of himself.


Martin Hilscher wurde 1980 in Berlin, Deutschland geboren. Er studierte Informatik und Philosophie an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, an der er aktuell als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Doktorand angestellt ist. Seine Forschungsinteressen sind die Verifikation von hybriden und Realzeitsystemen, die Korrektheit von nebenläufigen und verteilten Programmen und Kryptologie. Außerhalb der Wissenschaft arbeitet er an verschiedene freien Softwareprojekte, interessiert sich für UI/UX Design und ist Mitglied einer Arbeitsgruppe zum Thema neue und soziale Medien des Amts für Jugend, Familie und Schule. In seiner verbleibenden Freizeit bloggt er auf xinitrc.de und ist verwirrt über sich in der dritten Person zu schreiben.