This is the homepage of Thomas Schank also known as Dr. Tom at various places on the Web. I received my Ph.D. in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. My interests are programming and architecture for the web, data management, data processing, analytics and visualization.

I provide services through my consultancy AlgoCon. I am the creator of Dr Tom's List-it, an application that helps you to implement the Getting Things Done management system. Last but not least, I work on the awesome media archive projekt at the Zurich University of the Arts.




  • 2012-06-26 to 2012-06-28 Presenter at Jazoon 2012: The slides of my talk Working Effectively with JavaScript are available. The swiss magazine featured a short review of my talk.
  • 2011-06-21 to 2011-06-23 Presenter at Jazoon 2011: The slides of my talk NoSQL - Schemaless Data-stores Not Only for the Cloud at Jazoon 2011 are available.
  • 2011-02-16 to 2011-02-18 Presenter at RailRome 2011, the 4th International Seminar on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis, Roma, Italy. The slides of my talk at RailRome are available. The publication A Fast Algorithm for Computing the Running-Time of Trains by Infinitesimal Calculus is available now. The list of publications has been updated.
  • 2010-10-14 • SBB Developerday 2010 - The slides of my presentation about non relational datastores and NoSQL in the cloud are available online.