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Dr Wolfgang zu Castell

Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration/GFZ Head of Department Geoinformation & CIO

Wolfgang Castell obtained a PhD in mathematics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His career in computational and data-driven methods in applications took him through positions at Erlangen, Munich, Charlottesville and Christchurch. Before moving to Potsdam, he worked at Helmholtz Zentrum München, first heading the Department Information & Communication Technologies and later the Department Strategy and Digitalization. He is a member of the Faculty of Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich since 2011. Within the Helmholtz Association, he serves on the Steering Board of the platform Helmholtz Imaging, as well as on the Steering Board of the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration Platform. Furthermore, he is active chair of the Open Science Working Group.