Prof. Dr. Ramin Yahyapour


Telefon: 0551 201-1545


Ramin Yahyapour is full professor at the Georg-August University of Göttingen since October 2011. He is managing director of the GWDG, a joint compute and IT competence center of the university and the Max Planck Society. Before this appointment, he was Professor at TU Dortmund University, director of the IT & Media Center and CIO of the University.

Dr. Yahyapour holds a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering and his research interest lies in the area of efficient resource management in its application to service-oriented infrastructures, clouds, and data management. He is especially interested in data and computing services for eScience. He gives lectures on parallel processing systems, service computing, distributed systems, cloud computing, Grid technologies.

He was and is active in several national and international research projects, e.g. he was scientific cooridnator of the FP7 integrated project SLA@SOI or executive member of the CoreGRID Network of Excellence. Ramin Yahyapour serves regularly as reviewer for funding agencies and consultant for IT organizations. He is organizer and program committee member of conferences and workshops as well as reviewer for journals.

Since 2012 he is member of the IT commission of the German science foundation (DFG) and speaker of the network commission. He is member of the BAR of the Max Planck Society.

Research Topics

  • Distributed computing infrastructures, including Grids and Clouds
  • Management of research data
  • Integrated service management for service-oriented infrastructures
  • Resource management and scheduling


Selected Publications

Publication list is available at ResearchGate.



Current lectures

Service Computing

The course is offered during the winter semester and covers the technology stack that is available and used for building eCommerce application as well as Grid infrastructures.

Distributed Systems

The lecture follows the book Distributed Systems. Concepts and Design by George Coulouris, Jean Dollimore, Tim Kindberg. The course is onlyoffered during summer semesters.

Computer Systems

The lecture follows the book Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson, David Goldberg. The course is only offered in winter semesters.

Parallel Processing Systems

The course is only offered during the summer semesters. It follows the book by David E. Culler, Jaswinder Pal Singh, Parallel Computer Architecture, A Hardware/Software Approach.


Selected Presentations

  • Grid Resource Management and Scheduling - Current State and Future
    This tutorial has been given at EuroPar 2004 in Pisa.
  • Resource Management and Scheduling in Service-oriented Infrastructures and Grids
    This talk has been given at Grid at Mons 2008 in Mons.
  • Bausteine und Kerntechnologien einer SOA in Unternehmen und Bildungseinrichtungen
    Talk given at CampusSource Workshop 2007 in Dortmund.