Professor Schmeck is director of the FZI
and head of the research group “Efficient Algorithms” of the AIFB.
At the KIT, where he holds a professorship
in Applied Computer Science, he is also one of the two scientific spokespersons
of the KIT Center “Information, Systems, Technologies”.
He was chairman of programme and
organization committees of numerous international workshops and conferences
(including RAW, ARCS, IFIP, BICC 2006, 2008, ATC 2009, ICAC 2011), coordinator
of the DFG Priority Programme 1183 “Organic Computing” and director of the Institute for Applied
Computer Science (IAI) in KIT’s big research area.
His research group is involved in numerous
collaborative projects focusing on algorithms and architectures for
self-organizing, adaptive and secure systems with applications in energy and
In June 2016, he was awarded the Heinrich Hertz
Prize of the EnBW Foundation for his contributions to the integration of
information and communication technologies into systems for energy generation,
distribution and use.