Georg Hofmann is the principal data scientist at Validus Research. He maintains positions as adjunct faculty at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and as a technical advisor of the Risk Analytics Lab of the Computer Science Department. He has worked in the reinsurance industry for 8 years, while continuously publishing research about algorithms related to the implementation of catastrophe models. He received a Mathematics Diploma (Masters) with a Minor in Quantum Mechanics from the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany). At the same university he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics.