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Dr Ralph Müller-Pfefferkorn
Professional Title: IT Specialist/IT Architect
Other: Head of department "Distributed and Dataintensive Computing"
Primary domain: data life cycle, dataintensive computing, Big Data, High Performance Computing
Organization name: Technische Universität Dresden, Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: Dresden - Germany
I am heading the department „Data intensive and Distributed Computing“ at the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) at the Technical University Dresden (Germany). We are serving scientists with IT services necessary to accomplish and to enhance their domain research. Thus, IT research is as well an essential part of our mission. After finishing my PhD in particle physics I joined ZIH in 2002. I quickly ran into data related research - jointly done with domain scientists - in topics like data and meta data management. As department head I manage both research projects and operational services and infrastructure related the to the full data life cycle. At the first plenary in Gothenburg I joined RDA. Currently, I'm co-chairing the Repository Platforms for Research Data IG.