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This is the personal home page of Dr. Bastian Venthur. I have a strong passion for programming and software design, which is what I’m doing for 20+ years. I am also a free- and open-source software advocate which is reflected by my various contributions to free software projects as well as in my engagement as Debian Developer in the Debian project, one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world. As a researcher I’ve worked in the fields of computer science, neurotechnology and machine learning.


I co-founded two start-ups: The Art of Asking GbR and bajomi analaytics GbR. My role in both start-ups was the technical lead. For the latter we successfully applied for an EXIST Start-up grant worth 143.000 EUR from Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) and Europäischer Sozialfonds für Deutschland (ESF). After 2,5 years we sold bajomi analytics GbR to excentos Software GmbH.

Free/Open-Source Software Projects


Software Projects

Academic Achievements

I obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Berlin. My research focused on the design and implementation of a Brain-Computer Interface system, allowing patients to control the computer using their thoughts. During that time I became acquainted with the fields of machine learning and neurotechnology.


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Book Chapters


Awards, Honors, Grants