Wolfgang von Rüden


Wolfgang von Rüden studied physics at Mainz University before coming to CERN in 1975. He worked during the first part of his career on real-time data acquisition systems. In 1990, he co-founded IBEX Computing, and returned to CERN in 1992 where he introduced industrial control systems for physics experiments. From 1994 until 1998 he was Technical Director at GSI, a German National Research Institute in Heavy Ion Physics. He then became the Leader of the Physics Data Processing Group at CERN, before being nominated as Head of the IT Department (www.cern.ch/it) at the beginning of 2003.