The 11th IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks
PDCN 2013

February 11 – 13, 2013
Innsbruck, Austria


Prof. Thomas Fahringer
Institute of Computer Science
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Biography of the General Chair

General Chair Portrait

Thomas Fahringer is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. He is leading a research group in the area of distributed and parallel processing which develops the ASKALON system to support researchers worldwide in various fields of science and engineering to develop, analyse, optimize and run parallel and distributed scientific applications.
Before joining the University of Innsbruck, Fahringer worked as an Associate professor at the University of Vienna where his research focused on compiler technology and tools for high performance applications. Fahringer is a graduate of the Technical University of Vienna with a doctorate in computer science. Fahringer was involved in numerous national and international research projects including PPPE, Apart, EGEE 1-2, ASG, K-Wf Grid, CoreGrid, edutain@grid, HIPEAC, Shiwa which were all funded by the European Union. His group has coordinated two EU projects (edutain@grid, EC-GIN). Fahringer has published 3 books, 30 journals and magazines and more than 150 reviewed conference papers including 3 best/distinguished IEEE/ACM papers.