Wolfgang von Rueden

Former Head, CERN openlab

Wolfgang von Rueden studied physics at Mainz University before coming to CERN in 1975. He worked during the first part of his career on real-time data acquisition systems. In 1990, he co-founded IBEX Computing, and returned to CERN in 1992 where he introduced industrial control systems for physics experiments. From 1994 until 1998, he was Technical Director at GSI, a German National Research Institute in Heavy Ion Physics. After his return to CERN, he was in charge of the Physics Data Processing Group in CERNs IT Department, before becoming Head of the IT Department (2003-2008). He has been leading CERN openlab, a joint venture between CERN and leading IT companies, till May 2011.