Schahram Dustdar

Full Professor
Head of the Distributed Systems Group

IEEE Fellow, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) Fellow
ACM Distinguished Scientist
Member of the Academia Europaea, Chairman of the Informatics Section

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last edited: June 2, 2021


My current research agenda:

As humans, things, software and AI continue to become the entangled fabric of distributed systems, systems engineers and researchers are facing novel challenges. In my current research agenda, I investigate all aspects related to Edge-Computing, Fog-Computing, Cloud Computing, and Human-based Computing as well as AI in the co-evolution of distributed systems for the new decade. My research revolves around all challenges that these new distributed systems have to address.

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Short CV:

Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science heading the Research Division of Distributed Systems at the TU Wien, Austria. He has an H-index of 78 with some 36,000 citations. He holds several honorary positions: University of California (USC) Los Angeles; Monash University in Melbourne, Shanghai University, Macquarie University in Sydney, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. From Dec 2016 until Jan 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Sevilla, Spain and from January until June 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, USA.

From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG in Vienna (acquired by Engineering NetWorld AG), a venture capital co-funded software company focused on software for collaborative processes in teams. Caramba Labs was nominated for several (international and national) awards: World Technology Award in the category of Software (2001); Top-Startup companies in Austria (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) (2002); MERCUR Innovation award of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (2002).

He is founding co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (ACM TIoT) as well as Editor-in-Chief of Computing (Springer). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Transactions on the Web, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, as well as on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Computing and IEEE Computer. Dustdar is recipient of multiple awards: IEEE TCSVC Outstanding Leadership Award (2018), IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (2019), ACM Distinguished Scientist (2009), ACM Distinguished Speaker (2021), IBM Faculty Award (2012). He is an elected member of the Academia Europaea: The Academy of Europe, where he is chairman of the Informatics Section, as well as an IEEE Fellow (2016) and an Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) Fellow (2021).

He has been a frequently invited expert evaluator for the IST 6th Framework (FP6), EU Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, an invited expert for the 7th Framework roadmap definitions for several working groups, as well as a Technical Expert for the roadmap definition for the European Commission’s research on the Future Internet. He has been a scientific reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC) as well as a number of National Science Foundations e.g., DFG (Germany), NWO (Netherlands), SNF (Switzerland), EPSRC (UK), SFI (Ireland), Czech Science Foundation (GA CR), NSERC (Canada), FWO (Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium), FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal), Einstein Foundation Berlin (Germany). On behalf of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Development (CONICYT) and the Superior Council of the National Fund for Scientific & Technological Development (FONDECYT), Chile, Academy of Finland, Israel Science Foundation, EPSRC Peer Review College, New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE), Cyprus Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards 2021 (Physical sciences, Mathematics and Computer science), Estonian Research Council (ETAg).