Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ). He is also a full professor of computer science at the Chair for Communication Systems and System Programming at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU).

Since assuming his current position at LRZ in April 2017, Dr. Kranzlmüller applies his broad research interests and background in academia and industry to emphasise tight integration between IT service operations and progressive R&D. His support for the advancement of innovation, entrepreneurial initiatives and the greater public-private ecosystem has been prevalent throughout his professional career and manifests in his contributions to the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), the Münchner Kreis and in his role on the Scientific Advisory Board at HITS, Heidelberg and L3S, Hanover. Leveraging his extensive network of collaborations throughout Europe, the US and Asia serves to forward his vision of LRZ as a robust, internationally oriented and synergistic organisation.

Following a successful academic career at prominent international research institutions, Dr. Kranzlmüller joined the Board of Directors at LRZ in 2008. Here, he drove establishment of one of the largest academic centres for scientific visualisation in Europe, the Visualisation and Virtual Reality Centre (V2C), before assuming the position of the Chair of the Board of Directors to lead its team of nearly 250 employees.

Dr. Kranzlmüller received both his Ph.D. and Habilitation in computer science from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Spending a number of years in the IT industry, he returned to academia and positions at theuniversities of Reading (UK), TU Dresden (Germany) and École Normale Supérieure Lyon (France). He served as deputy director of the EGEE project at CERN in Geneva (Switzerland) before joining LRZ and LMU Munich in 2008.