Dirk van Rooy has been working for the European Commission since 1993, in the Directorate-General Information Society and Media and its predecessors. Dirk van Rooy’s main area of responsibility is the coordination of activities in the ICT research program, where he is Head of Sector in trust and security, focusing on technologies for identity management, privacy enhancing technologies and secure information management. Earlier areas of work have included software and services, including open source software and the application of information technology to transport and environmental control.
Prior to joining the Commission, Dirk van Rooy worked in the software industry in several international companies. Dirk van Rooy holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked on stochastic simulation and applied mathematical modeling techniques.