Scientific Program Committee - Peter Baumann
Peter Baumann is interested in databases - particularly: raster databases - and Web technologies. Among the manifold application areas of raster databases, he has done some work - including a series of publications - in database technology for geo, life science, and simulation data. Which does not exclude further areas, such as distance learning, for the future.
His career is characterized by working close to the borderline between scientific innovation and industrial application - sometimes on this, sometimes on that side of the border - or on both. He likes to combine flexible, innovative thinking with solid craftsmanship.
Academically, he is Professor of CS at Jacobs University Bremen and Executive Board member of the Center for Advanced Systems Engineering (CASE). Further, he is founder and CEO of rasdaman GmbH which commercializes the first multidimensional raster database system, rasdaman® (raster data manager), which has been architected by him. Among his earlier "mothaship connections" were FORWISS - where he was Assistant Head of the Knowledge Bases Research Group, ;Softlab GmbH, and Fraunhofer Computer Graphics Group.
Academic degree: Dr. rer. nat., Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Sometimes he finds time for research, unless it is eaten up by administrative tasks or gladly invested into Boards, Service, and Membership activities.
His private interests include folk music from everywhere over the world and dancing: bailar Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Samba, Lambada, Boogie Woogie, Jive, and several more; karate, inline skating, horseback riding, scuba diving, ...and not to forget all the stuff he'd love to do more if he only had time for it, such as generating patterned noise - by some called music - by playing, eg, acoustic guitar.