Wesleyan portrait of Sebastian  Zimmeck

Sebastian Zimmeck

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center, 645

Fellow in Applied Computational Data Analysis


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LLM University of California, Berkeley
MS Columbia University
PHD University of Kiel
PHD Columbia University

Sebastian Zimmeck

Sebastian Zimmeck is an assistant professor at Wesleyan University's Mathematics and Computer Science Department. Sebastian's research and teaching interests are information privacy and security. He is developing privacy tech for the web and mobile app ecosystems. To help people exercise their privacy rights Sebastian makes use of machine learning and program analysis techniques. Sebastian co-founded Global Privacy Control and is leading the privacy-tech-lab at Wesleyan. 

Before coming to Wesleyan Sebastian was a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Software Research. He studied computer science at Columbia University (PhD, MS) and was a Google Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. He advised tech companies on privacy matters as an attorney with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (California and German bar admissions currently inactive). He studied law at the University of Kiel (PhD, JD) and the University of California, Berkeley (LLM).

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Wednesdays, 9 to 10 am, Fridays, 9 to 10 am
(starting the second week of the semester; no office hours during breaks)


Fall 2023
COMP 333 - 01
Software Engineering

COMP 333 - 03
Software Engineering

Spring 2024
COMP 114 - 01
How to Talk to Machines

COMP 114 - 02
How to Talk to Machines