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Prof. Dr. Peter Heinzmann


Founder and Partner cnlab information technology research AG


Year of birth



Electrical Engineering at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Dipl. El. Ing. ETH

Dr. sc. Techn. ETH


Native Language



Other Languages

English (fluent), French (fluent)



Peter Heinzmann has been very active at the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil (HSR) Industry Relations projects "Explore the Technology and Demonstrate the Benefits of Information and Telecommunication Networks". As founder and CTO of cnlab information technology research ag, his focus is on Internet Performance and User Experience Benchmarking projects. His current research interests are in the areas of Information Security and Privacy as well as Internet Performance and Sport Analytics.  


Professional Experience


  • 1997 till today
    cnlab Information Technology Research AG, Rapperswil, Switzerland
    Partner and Technical Director
  • 1991 till today (part time since 1998)
    University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
    Professor for Information Security and Computer Networks, Continued education courses (Internet Technologies, Information Security and Privacy)
  • 1987 - 1991
    Research Staff Member, IBM Research Division, Zurich Research Laboratory, Rueschlikon, Switzerland, High-Speed LAN/MAN group, focusing on architectural and network reconfiguration issues
  • 1984 - 1987
    Institute for Communications Technology, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Leading the research group "Fiber Optics and Local Area Networking"
  • 1979 - 1984
    Institute for Communications Technology, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Assistant and PhD student to Prof. Dr. P. Leuthold working in number theory, cryptography, fiber optics and LAN/MAN
Andreas Amrein
Christian Birchler
Patrick Eichler
Eric Franke
Lukas Frey
Prof. Dr. Peter Heinzmann
Raphael Juchli
Stefan Kunz
Thomas Lüthi
Dr. Martina Minges
Dominic Peisker
Viktor Ricci
Dr. Paul Schöbi
Dr. Zuzana Trubini
Stephan Verbücheln
René Vogt
Daniel Zimmermann