SAP AG, SAP Research (Germany) - Coordinator

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Key personnel

Dr. Zbigniew Jerzak received his diploma in computer science from the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland (05/2003). In October 2003 he started his PhD studies at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. In April 2004 he transferred to the Dresden University of Technology (Systems Engineering Group), Germany where he finished his PhD in Spetember 2009. The topic of his PhD thesis is: "XSiena: The Content-Based Publish/Subscribe System". Since May 2009 he is a member of the Information Management programme at the SAP Research in Dresden. His research interests include: distributed systems (publish/subscribe systems, distributed complex event processing) and fault tolerance (clock synchronization, fail-awareness).