Rüdiger Berlich

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) Karlsruhe, Germany

Ruediger Berlich has studied physics at the University of Bochum in Germany.  Until 2001 he was a member of SuSE Linux AG, then Europe's leading Linux distributor. Among other duties, he has served as Technical Manager (Support) of SuSE's US office in Oakland/California and as founder and Managing Director of SuSE's UK office SuSE Linux Ltd. near London/UK. In January 2004, he finished a PHD at Bochum University, relating to particle physics and distributed computing. Since then he has been active in the field of Grid Computing at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany's largest independent research institution and host to the Tier-1 centre "GridKa". Apart from his research activities, he is responsible for the work areas "training" and "dissemination and outreach" of the largest EU Grid initiative, EGEE ("Enabling Grids for E-SciencE"), on behalf of the German/Swiss EGEE federation.
Further information is available from http://ruediger.berlich.com .