Prof. Dr. Hans MeuerISC'12 General Chair, Prometeus & University of Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Hans Meuer is the Managing Director of Prometeus GmbH and the ISC General Chair. He is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Mannheim, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
In 1986, he became co-founder and organizer of the first Mannheim Supercomputer Conference, which has been held annually ever since. Hans Meuer has been the ISC General Chair from the very beginning. In 1993, Hans Meuer started the TOP500 initiative together with Erich Strohmaier and Jack Dongarra. At ISC'13 in Leipzig, the 41st TOP500 list will be presented.
Hans Meuer received his doctorate in mathematics in 1972 from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has been involved in data processing and computer science since 1960. He served as specialist, project leader, group and department chief during his 11 years at the Research Center in Jülich, Germany, from 1962–1973. For the following 26 years, he was Director of the Computer Center at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and he has been Professor of Computer Science since 1974. Since 1998, he has been Managing Director of Prometeus GmbH, the service company specialized in the field of High Performance Computing.