Prof. Hartmut Schmeck



Prof. Hartmut Schmeck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT, Germany), Informatics Institute, Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering 

Hartmut Schmeck studied at the Universities of Kiel (Germany) and Waterloo (Canada). He got his academic degrees (Dipl. Inform., Dr.rer.nat., Dr. habil) at Kiel. Since 1991 he is a Full Professor of Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT. He is (co-)author of more than 140 publications on advanced algorithms and architectures, in particular on bio-inspired methods in optimisation, algorithms for reconfigurable architectures, and, more recently, on self-organising adaptive systems. He has been program and conference chair for numerous international workshops and conferences (a.o. RAW, ARCS, IFIP BICC 2006, 2008, ATC 2009, ICAC 2011), is the coordinator of the German priority research program SPP 1183 on "Organic Computing". At Karlsruhe, he is the Scientific Spokesperson of the newly founded KIT-Focus "COMMputation", addressing the scientific challenges implied by the inherent combination of communication and computation. Furthermore, he is actively cooperating with industry in the projects MeRegio and MeRegioMobil (  focusing on the use of ICT and market mechanisms in smart grids and for the integration of BEVs into the grid.