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Vita

Professional Career
1955

born in Stuttgart, Germany
1975 – 1981 Study of Computer Science, University of Stuttgart
1981 – 1986 PhD student and teaching assistant at the Institute for Informatics, University of Stuttgart
1985

Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Stuttgart
1986 – 1987 Post-Doctoral Fellow at IBM Almaden Research Center, San José, USA
1987

Guest Scientist at IBM, Wissenschaft und Technologie, LILOG, Stuttgart
1987 – 1990 Scientific Staff member at European Center for Network Research, IBM, Heidelberg
since 1991 Full Professor (C4) for Distributed Systems, University of Stuttgart

Internal and External Positions
1998 – 2000 Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science
1998 – 2000 Member of the Senate of the University of Stuttgart
2000 – 2002 Elected Member of the Senate of the University of Stuttgart
2000 – 2002 Coordinator of DFG Research Unit (FOR) 372
2003 – 2011 Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre Nexus (SFB 627)
2003 – 2006 Member of the University Council
since 2005 Member of the “Münchner Kreis”
2006 – 2009 Member of the Senate of the University of Stuttgart

Professional Offers and Awards
1985 Dissertation with honours
1986 Post-Doctoral Fellowship at IBM Almaden Research Center, San José, USA
1990 Offer of a Full Professorship at the University of Stuttgart
1995 Visiting Professor Grant at International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, USA
1998 Gründerwettbewerb Multimedia des Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technology
1999 VLDB’99 Ten-Year Paper Award
2000 Offer for a Full Professorship at the Technical University of Berlin
2000 Honorary Professorship of the Technical University of Donezk, Ukraine