Peter Baumann is Professor of Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen where he teaches databases, Web services, and Software Engineering. He holds a PhD from Tech. Univ. Darmstadt. His research interest focuses on large-scale multi-dimensional array databases and their application in earth and life sciences, Grid, e-learning, etc.
Prior to joining Jacobs in 2004, he was consultant with Softlab GmbH, then Assistant Head of the Knowledge Base Research Group at the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-based Systems, and founder and CEO of two spin-off companies. He has authored and co-authored 60+ book chapters and papers on raster databases and further fields, and holds international patents on array databases. He has received a series of national and international innovation awards for his work. He is member of the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC, where he is chairing three working groups on raster services), of the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information, and a founding member of CODATA Germany.