Rainer Schmidt works as a Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria. He holds an M.S. degree in business informatics from the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, and a Ph.D. degree from the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. From 2002 to 2007, Schmidt was a Member of the Institute of Scientific Computing (ISC) and the Research Lab Computational Technologies and Applications (CTA) at the University of Vienna, where he was working on component and programming models for distributed and grid applications. He has published numerous papers in refereed journals and international conferences and serves as a regular program committee member for international journals, conferences, and workshops. Schmidt was actively involved in various national and EU-funded HPC and grid projects (e.g., AURORA, FP5 GEMSS) at the University of Vienna. He was involved in the development of a distributed digital preservation system in the context of the EC FP6 Integrated Project Planets, serving as a Work-Package Leader and Member of the Technical Coordination Committee. Furthermore, Schmidt authored research papers in the area of data-intensive computing and served as a Work-Package Leader in the Project of Digital Memory Engineering funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Since February 2011, Schmidt has been coordinating the platform subproject within the FP7 ICT Integrated Project SCAPE. Schmidt is also actively involved in national and international standardization bodies including ISO, IEC, and the Austrian Standards Institute.
Biography Updated on 12 November 2013