Ralph Müller-Pfefferkorn, Dr. rer. nat.

Head of department at the Center of Information Services and High Performance Computing VCF

Ralph Müller-Pfefferkorn

Contact information


Phone: +49 (0)351 - 463 39280
E-Mail: ralph.mueller-pfefferkorn@tu-dresden.de

Research Statement

Data are an essential part of almost any research and thus of inestimable value to every scientist. No matter if its a small sample or „Big Data“ - they need to be deliberately and systematically handled both for individual use and for collaborative research. In the context of good scientific practice research data management is a requirement both for reproducibility of scientific research and for data reuse. Thus, computer science needs to take care of digital data and support domain scientists with concepts and tools. As the whole data life cycle needs to be covered, the research topics are manifold: (distributed) data management, metadata, long term archiving, data publication, repositories, dataintensive computing, and more.

Scientific Education

2001Dr. rer. nat., Physics: „The calibration of the electromagnetic CsI(Tl) calorimeter of the BABAR detector with Bhabha scattering events”, Technische Universität Dresden, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Spaan
1996Diploma, Physics, Technische Universität Dresden, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus R. Schubert
1992 - 1996Study of Physics, Technische Universität Dresden  
1990 – 1992Study of Physics, Technische Universität Chemnitz

Professional Experience

since 2009Head of department “Distributed and Data Intensive Computing” at the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing, Technische Universität Dresden  
2005 - 2008Research Scientist, Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing, Technische Universität Dresden  
2002 - 2005Research Scientist, Center for High Performance Computing, Technische Universität Dresden  
1996 - 2002Research Scientist, Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Technische Universität Dresden

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Reviewer for scientific journals like “Journal of Grid Computing” and “Future Generation Computer Systems”

Member of the board of the UNICORE Forum e.V.

Member of the Research Data Alliance (IG Co-Chair) and the Open Grid Forum

Program Co-Chair of the UNICORE Summit

Program Committee member of conferences and workshops like IEEE HPCC, CCGrid-Health, International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), or CloudForward

Selected Publications

Jäkel, R., Müller-Pfefferkorn, R., Kluge, M., Grunzke, R., Nagel, W. E. (2015): Architectural implications for exascale based on big data workflow requirements, in: Big Data and High Performance Computing, pages 101-113, IOS Press

Nagel, W. E., Jäkel, R., Müller-Pfefferkorn, R. (2015): Execution Environments for Big Data: Challenges for User Centric Scenarios, white paper, Workshop on Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing, Barcelona

Grunzke R., Breuers S., Gesing S., Herres-Pawlis S., Kruse M., Blunk D., de la Garza L., Packschies L., Schäfer P., Schärfe C., Schlemmer T. , Steinke T., Schuller B., Müller-Pfefferkorn R., Jäkel R., Nagel W. E., Atkinson M., Krüger J. (2014): Standards-based metadata management for molecular simulations, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 26, pages 1744–1759. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3116

Schäfer, L., Klump, J., Klar, J., Enke, H., Rathmann, T., Strathmann, S., Engelhardt, C., Koudela, D., Müller-Pfefferkorn, R., Köhler, K., van Uytvanck, D. (2014): Anforderungen an eine disziplinübergreifende Forschungsdaten-Infrastruktur, in: Proceedings des 13. Internationalen Symposiums für Informationswissenschaft (ISI 2013), Potsdam, 19. bis 22. März 2013, Glückstadt, pages pp. 468-470, Hülsbusch

Daivandy, M., Hünich, D., Jäkel, R., Metzger, S., Müller-Pfefferkorn, R., Schuller, B. (2013): Heterogeneous resource federation with a centralized security model for information extraction, in: Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 4:1(10)

Gesing, S., Herres-Pawlis, S., Birkenheuer, G., Brinkmann, A., Grunzke,R., Kacsuk, P., Kohlbacher, O., Kozlovszky, M., Krüger, J., Müller-Pfefferkorn, R., Schäfer, R., Steinke, T. (2012): A Science Gateway Getting Ready for Serving the International Molecular Simulation Community, in: Proceedings of Science, PoS(EGICF12-EMITC2)050