Romain Jacob is conducting his doctoral studies at ETH Zurich, focusing on low-power wireless communication and networks. Born and raised in France, he studied mechanical engineering at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (now ENS Paris-Saclay). There, he passed the Agrégation (a French teaching accreditation for higher education) in mechanical engineering in 2013, followed by a one-year stay at UC Berkeley as junior researcher, then moved to Zürich for his doctorate.
Beside research, Romain has been involved in university politics both at ENS Cachan and ETH Zurich. As representative of the scientific staff, he led the Politics Team of AVETH for one year, and coordinated the work on the AVETH Doctoral Supervision survey, in 2017-2018.