Curriculum Vitae



Name:                   Edgar Nett

Affiliation:            Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg

Current Position:  Professor (C4) in Real-Time Systems and Communication


Edgar Nett obtained his Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Bonn in 1978. He has led several research projects of the German national research center for Information Technology (GMD) dealing with multiprocessor scheduling, development of test and reconfiguration strategies for multiprocessor architectures under VLSI constraints, and fault-tolerant, distributed operating systems. Since Dec. 1991, when he habilitated at the university of Bonn, he became also a member of the faculty staff of its department of Computer Science. At the same time, he was appointed head of the research division for responsive systems at GMD. Since beginning of 1999, he is professor for technical computer science at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg.


Edgar Nett has done research in various areas of distributed system design, advanced information technology for concurrent engineering, QoS communication, and distributed real-time control. Particularly, it includes cooperative action management, real-time behavior, object-oriented design, software fault tolerance, reliable, real-time and secure communication protocols, mesh networks and measurement of distributed systems. He has published more than 100 refereed publications, one book and several book chapters.


He served in leading committee positions for numerous workshops, conferences and symposiums related to distributed, reliable, real-time, and object-oriented computing. Among them, he chaired the 14th IEEE Int. Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) as well as the 4th IEEE Int. Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing (ISORC). He is a member of the steering committee chair of SRDS, the annual IEEE symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems. which he has chaired already for two periods.


He is a member of the GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.) and a member of the steering committee of its special interest group on fault-tolerant computing systems. He joins the IEEE technical committees on Fault Tolerance and Distributed Computing.


He is the founder and co-owner of a well established company, which does consulting work in the areas of secure business processes, application performance engineering of complex IT systems, and automation networks for major German companies.