Biography

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Dr. - Ing. Morris Riedel is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. He received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and started the work in parallel and distributed systems in the field of scientific visualization and computational steering of e-science applications on large-scale HPC resources. He previously held various positions at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. At this institute, he is also the head of a specific scientific research group focussed on “High Productivity Data Processing” as part of the Federated Systems and Data Division. Lectures given in universities such as the University of Iceland, University of Applied Sciences of Cologne and University of Technology Aachen (RWTH Aachen) include 'High Performance Computing & Big Data', Statistical Data Mining', ‘Handling of large datasets’ and ‘Scientific and Grid computing’. His current research focusses on 'high productivity processing of big data' in the context of scientific computing applications.
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Dr. - Ing. Morris Riedel is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. He received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and started the work in parallel and distributed systems in the field of scientific visualization and computational steering of e-science applications on large-scale HPC resources. He previously held various positions at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. At this institute, he is also the head of a specific scientific research group focussed on “High Productivity Data Processing” as part of the Federated Systems and Data Division. The group works on a wide variety of topics related to the research of standards-based architectures in compute and data infrastructures, and innovative approaches in the context of scientific applications that involve data analysis and data analytics of large quantities of data. Lectures given in universities such as the University of Iceland, University of Applied Sciences of Cologne and University of Technology Aachen (RWTH Aachen) include 'High Performance Computing & Big Data', 'Statistical Data Mining', ‘Handling of large datasets’ and ‘Scientific and Grid computing’. His current research focusses on 'high productivity processing of big data' in the context of scientific computing applications. Since many years, he acts as one of the co-chairs of the Grid Interoperation Now (GIN) Community Group and the Production Grid Infrastructure (PGI) Working Group of the Open Grid Forum (OGF). GIN works on the global vision of world-wide interoperable e-science infrastructures (e.g. HPC and HTC interoperability). PGI works on the refinement of existing open standards via lessons learned obtained within GIN of using standards with production e-science applications in domains such as bioinformatics, e-Health, and fusion science just to list a few. Apart from being chair and program committee member of many conferences and workshops, he published a wide variety of conference papers, journals, and book chapters. He is a member of IEEE and ACM as well as the German association for informatics 'Gesellschaft fuer Informatik'. Morris Riedel worked on European projects with the focus on ‘interoperability’ in research projects such as GRIP, UniGrids, OMII-Europe, and DEISA2 and held the position of the Strategic Director of the European Middleware Initiative (EMI). Other project-related leadership activities include the role of leading the ‘data replication task force’ of the European data Infrastructure EUDAT and being one of the four core architects of the Extreme Science and Discovery Environment (XSEDE) flagship project in the US as the only European member. More recently, he acts as one of the co-chairs of the Reseach Data Alliance (RDA) Big Data Analytics Group.
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2013 - present
School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Adjunct Associate Professor
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2013 - present
Juelich Supercomputing Centre - Federated Systems and Data Division, Juelich, Germany
Head of Research Group "High Productivity Data Processing"
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2013
Six Month Research Visit at Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Working closely together with Peter Wittenburg, Head of Language Archive
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2010 - 2013
Juelich Supercomputing Centre - Federated Systems and Data Division, Juelich, Germany
Deputy Division Leader
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2008 - 2013
Juelich Supercomputing Centre - Federated Systems and Data Division, Juelich, Germany
Head of Research Group "Interoperability and Applications"
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2004 - 2008
Juelich Supercomputing Centre - Operating Systems/Grid Computing Division, Juelich, Germany
Member of Division
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Awards
2011
Award received from the Open Grid Forum (OGF) for showing community leadership.
OGF Leadership Award
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2005
The 2005 International MultiConference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Achievement Award
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2004
Award received from the Ferchau Engineering Company for extraordinary studies.
Ferchau Engineering Award
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Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Full CV (version 2013-02-08) available for download: [ CV ~0,11 MB (pdf) ]