Christian Plessl is professor (W3) for High-Performance Computing at the department of Computer Science at Paderborn University. He is also managing director of the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²), which is a central scientific institute of Paderborn University and a National High-Performance Computing center in the NHR alliance. He is a member of the board of directors of the NHR association.
Dr. Plessl earned a PhD degree (Dr. sc. ETH) in Computer Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2006, and a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001, also from ETH Zurich. He has been involved with several national and transnational research projects. Currently, he is subproject leader in the DFG collaborative research center SFB901 On-The-Fly Computing. Previously, he was PI of research projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the State of North Rhine-Westfalia, and the European Commission. His research has also received support from industry, for example, by grants from Intel, Fujitsu, Xilinx, Altera, and others.
Dr. Plessl has authored and co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and his research has been honored with several awards, e.g., the significant paper award 2015 of FPL conference, the best paper awards at ReConFig 2014 and 2012, the Paderborn University Research Award 2018 and 2009, and the SEW-EURODRIVE Studienpreis award in 2001. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the ACM, and the HiPEAC Network of Excellence. He is a regular reviewer for scientific journals and serves on the program committee of major international conferences. His research interests include architecture and tools for high-performance parallel and reconfigurable computing, hardware-software codesign, and adaptive computing systems.