Vice President of the Technical University Munich, Germany. Chair of of the Department for Computer Technics and Computer Organization.
Born 1948, studies in informatics (Dipl. Inform. and Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Karlsruhe/Germany, Dr.-Ing. habil. at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg/Germany, topics: eLearning and computer architecture. Since 1987 Professor at TU München, Vice President and CIO of TU München. Author of more than 200 publications on eLearning, computer architecture, distributed and parallel computing and applications.
Director of the Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences Head of the Department of Parallel and Distributed Computing.
Ladislav Hluchý is the director of the Institute of Informatics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and also the head of the Department of Parallel and Distributed Computing at the Institute. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in computer science. He is R&D Project Manager, Work-package leader in a number of 4FP, 5FP and 6FP projects, as well as in Slovak R&D projects (VEGA, APVT, SPVV). He is a member of IEEE, the editor-in-chief of the journal Computing and Informatics. He is also (co-)author of scientific books and numerous scientific papers, contributions and invited lectures at international scientific conferences and workshops. Current research interests: Grid computing, multi-agent systems, knowledge management, semantic web, semantic grid, large applications requiring high performance processing, Internet/Intranet computing.
Professor at Computer Science Department of Western University of Timisoara; Director of Institute e-Austria Timisoara.
Dana Petcu is professor at Western University of Timisoara and director of a Romanian-Austrian research institute in computer science, Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania. She received a M.Sc. degree in Informatics from Western University of Timisoara in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree in Numerical Analysis from the same university in 1994, after a Ph.D. stage in Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg. Dana Petcu specializes in parallel computing, numerical algorithms in differential equations, and mathematical software. She has published over 100 technical papers in the those areas. Her current research interest is focusing on Grid computing.
Managing Director, CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science.
The talk discusses the status of European HPC and grid activities. A case
example about positioning a medium size country, Finland, to this context is
given. Future plans for infrastructure development in Finland and Europe are
presented, with a focus towards efficient collaboration in a European HPC
Kimmo Koski started in his current position as Managing Director of the Finnish IT center for science, CSC, in August 2004. Prior to his present position, Koski spent 4.5 years at the Nokia Research Center and Nokia Technology Platform, where he was responsible for various management tasks for both the Center's and the Platform's global IT services. Earlier work experience includes 10 years at CSC in various positions, most of the time as the manager of the operational computing environment, and a one-year visiting period in CERN in Switzerland. Koski received his doctorate from Helsinki University of Technology in January 1996. His dissertation was on Metacomputing Technology. During the recent years Koski has been involved in European collaboration in high-performance computing (HPC) and grid activities. In 2006 he has chaired a few international groups, HPC in Europe Taskforce and Nordic Data Grid Facility, and participated in Norwegian e-infrastructure advisory group and Nordic e-Science strategy group. Koski was also involved in composing the Finnish grid strategy during 2005-2006. Kimmo Koski was born in July 1964 in Hyvinkää, Finland. He is married and has three small children. Hobbies include (in addition to the busy family life) various kinds of sports, cooking and foreign languages.