Andreas Reuter, parallel to his assignment as Managing Director of the HITS gGmbH is the Scientific and Managing Director of our sister organisation, the European Media Laboratory GmbH. In addition to these two posts, he holds the endowed chair (supported by Klaus Tschira Foundation) "Distributed Systems" at the University of Heidelberg.
His research background is in databases, transaction processing, distributed systems, and parallel processing. His main contribution in this field is the textbook "Transaction Processing - Concepts and Techniques" that he published jointly with Jim Gray in 1992. This book has become a standard reference for researchers and developers world-wide and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese.
In addition to his research, he conducted numerous consulting projects and lectured extensively on various subjects in academia and industry. He serves on various Technical Advisory Boards in industry and research organisations.
He has been elected as an External Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science (MPII) at Saarbrücken.
In addition, he was or is member of a number of program committees and editorial boards.