Nov. 13, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Odej Kao

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany

Dr. Odej Kao is a Full Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin and head of the research group on Complex and Distributed IT systems and the chairman of the Einstein Center Digital Future hosting 50 interdisciplinary professors. Moreover, he is the Chief Information Officer of the university and one of the directors of the joint RAS lab between DT, Huawei and TUB. Dr. Kao is member of the national IT board in Germany and member of the DFN committee (national networking alliance). Dr. Kao is a graduate from the TU Clausthal, where he earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science in 1995, PhD thesis in 1997 and advanced PhD (2002). He was awarded a DAAD price for outstanding achievements.

In 2002 Dr. Kao joined the University of Paderborn, Germany as Associated Professor for Distributed and Operating systems. One year later he became a managing director of the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2) where he has conducted research and many industry-driven projects on high-performance computing, resource management, and Grid/Cloud computing. In 2006, he moved to the TU Berlin and focused his research on Cloud Computing, resource management, QoS, anomaly detection, and Big Data analytics. Since 1998, he has published over 300 papers in peer- reviewed scientific conferences and journals. Dr. Kao is member of many international program committees and editorial boards of Journals such as Parallel Computing and IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing.