Dr. Thomas Weiler, ass.iur., was a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration NRW (now: Hochschule für Polizei und öffentliche Verwaltung des Landes NRW) in Cologne. He studied law, political science, modern history and Scandinavian studies at Saarland University, Lund University (Sweden) and Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. In 1999-2000 he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Government at Harvard University.
In his doctoral thesis at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, he dealt with the legal requirements of mandatory online participation at the municipal level in North Rhine-Westphalia. He is a lecturer in public law at the HSPV in Cologne and admitted to the bar.
He is particularly interested in electronic elections and voting in the European context and has also published on this topic.